1. Reporting Line:
The Senior Legal Reform Adviser reports to the Head of Operations.
2. Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
· To coordinate all Rule of Law activities within the mission and all activities conducted by Legal Reform Advisors to ensure a mission-wide, systematic, coordinated and strategic approach when delivering on the Rule of Law related tasks;
· To coordinate and cooperate closely with the other Senior Advisors in the Operations Coordination Team;
· To advise the Head of Operations regarding the mission activities in the area of Rule of law and regarding identified host state needs in the field of Rule of Law and recommended support by the Mission;
· To coordinate at Federal and Regional level the work on local legislative/normative/regulatory frameworks and ensure a consistent approach, including in respect of legal policy, legislative drafting needs, legislative and legal policy capacity building and legislative priorities;
· To provide advice to Heads of Field Offices on Rule of Law Advisory technical quality control in order to promote functional coherence among all Field Offices;
· To give – on substance related matters – strategic guidance and direction on legal reform topics and on Rule of Law Advisory in order to promote functional coherence among all Legal Reform Advisors in the Field Offices;
· In coordination with the Mission’s Coordination and Cooperation capability, to closely coordinate with other EU/international actors involved in this field;
· To coordinate the work of the advisors in the area of criminal justice chain and police-prosecutor co-operation, in particular in regards to (maritime) criminal investigations and prosecution between law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and courts;
· To coordinate the work of the advisors in the area of sustainable training and organisational systems for judges, prosecutors and other justice system officials and personnel of civilian maritime law enforcement agencies;
· To coordinate the work of the advisors in the area of sustainable legal training for law enforcement, judicial and other authorities, including the development and organisation of integrated courses to improve the coordination and cooperation between the (maritime) law enforcement agencies, prosecution and courts;
· To coordinate the work of the advisors in identifying and reporting on lessons and best practices within the field of criminal justice, with particular reference to maritime related crime;
· To coordinate and provide the input to the development and regular updating of the Mission Implementation Plan by supporting the identification of Mission’s operational requirements;
· To support host state authorities as directed by the Head of Operations;
· To support Operations Departments’ contribution to the Mission’s internal and external reporting against benchmarking, also assessing the consistency and sustainability of Mission’s training activities across time, and to provide recommendations for the improvement of Mission’s performance;
· To contribute to Mission induction training of Mission personnel regarding Rule of Law activities as required;
· To identify and report on lessons and best practices within the field of responsibility;
· To coordinate the work of the advisors in the area of legal research;
· To support activity across all lines of operations;
· To participate as required in duty trips in the area of operations of the Mission, including other high-risk areas.
3. General Tasks and Responsibilities:
· To identify and report on lessons learned and best practices within the respective area of responsibility;
· To contribute and ensure timely reporting on activities within the respective area of responsibility;
· To take account of gender equality and human rights aspects in the execution of tasks;
· To undertake any other related tasks as requested by the Line Manager(s).
4. Qualifications and Experience:
· Successful completion of university studies of at least 4 years attested by a diploma in law OR
a qualification in the National Qualifications Framework in law which is equivalent to level 7
in the European Qualifications Framework OR a qualification of the second cycle under the
framework of qualifications of the European Higher Education Area in law, e.g. Master’s
· A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience, after having fulfilled the education
5. Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
· Knowledge of legal reform processes in fragile environments, including the development of legal policy and legislation;
· Critical thinking and active listening;
· Comprehensive reading and analytical skills;
· Complex problem-solving skills;
· Legal drafting skills;
· Teaching and advisory skills.
6. Desirable Qualifications and Experience:
· Experience in and sound practical understanding of legal reform processes in fragile environments, including the development of legal policy and legislation;
· Experience in criminal justice reform either domestically or internationally;
· Experience in mentoring or conducting legal training;
· International experience, particularly in crisis areas with multinational and/or international organizations;
· Experience in the field of legislative/normative/regulatory reforms in a post-conflict situation;
· Experience as a practising lawyer, preferably in the field of criminal justice.
7. Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
· Political acumen;
· Knowledge of maritime law, fishery law, ISPS code, shipping law trafficking/human smuggling and environmental law of the sea;
· Knowledge of constitutional law;
· Knowledge about Sharia Law and alternative dispute resolution systems.
How to apply:
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b) You do not have a Goalkeeper account or an EU Login:
You do not have the nationality of an EU Member State:
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Authority for more information on applying for vacant Seconded positions. We cannot
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