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Legal Aid Outreach Officer (4 positions), Level: SB 4/ Peg 2 ( Only for Nepalese nationals)
|Location :||Biratnagar, Janakpur, Surkhet and Dhangadi, NEPAL|
|Application Deadline :||29-Jan-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|Type of Contract :||Other|
|Post Level :||Other|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One year with possibility of extension|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||December 2024|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Enhancing Access to Justice through Institutional Reform Project-II (A2J-II) implementing under Nationally Implemented Modality (NIM), is the second Phase of Access to Justice project closed in 2021. Under the overall leadership of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs (MOLJPA), the project will be implemented jointly and in a close partnership with UNDP Nepal.
The A2J Project II aims to enhance access to justice of women and other marginalized communities by strengthening the integrated legal aid services and criminal justice system in Nepal. Furthermore, the project focuses mainly on supporting the implementation of integrated legal aid frameworks by establishing necessary frameworks to deliver the justice at the local level, strengthening justice sector institutions to provide effective remedies to protect and promote the rights of women and marginalized groups as per the national and international commitment and empower women, and other marginalized groups, in particular Dalit, PWD, LGBTIQ + and Poor ones to claim their rights and participate in judicial governance/civic life.
The project will be implemented in a close coordination and partnership with government stakeholders at federal and sub-national level. The Attorney General Office, Justice sector actors, Nepal Bar, Province and Local Governments including Judicial Committees will be the partners to work in a coordinated manner to achieve overall goals of the project.
The Project aims to be implemented in four provinces namely, Sudurpaschim, Karnali, Province No.2 and Province N0. 1. The districts and local level will be selected through a rapid mapping exercise.
The Legal Aid Outreach Officer will assist the NPM and will facilitate implementation of the legal aid and access to justice components of the project. S/he will be based in each of the target provinces at provincial ministry looking after legal affair. S/he will liaise with provincial stakeholders to ensure coordination to ensure that the legal aid system is reformed so as to promote women and vulnerable group’s access to justice, in particular at provincial and local level.
Duties and Responsibilities
The overall responsibilities of the assignment is to:
1. Lead the establishment and effective functioning of legal aid outreach in the provinces in close coordination and collaboration with Chief Minister’s Office of the provinces and local government
2. Lead the establishment and effective functioning of legal aid outreach in the provinces in close coordination and collaboration with Chief Minister’s Office and Ministry related to the legal affair of the provinces and local government
3. Provide technical inputs and coordinate the work on legal matters of the province and local government in the assigned Province for effective planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of all activities of the project
4. Ensure close coordination and collaboration with all the justice sector stakeholders for the effective implementation of the project and involve in monitoring as well as reporting
5. Mainstream gender and social inclusion into planning and programming at the province level and strengthen legal aid outreach for women and marginalized groups and accountability
5. Perform any other tasks assigned by the NPD/NPM and UNDP
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