National Consultant for Judicial Training Institute

Location : Suva, FIJI
Application Deadline :24-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :60 days
Expected Duration of Assignment :01 July – 30 November 2019


Strengthening access to justice, rule of law and promoting human rights are cornerstones of UNDP’s work to achieve sustainable human development. The UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji is implementing projects as part of an overall programme in these areas including the Fiji Access to Justice Project. The Fiji Access to Justice Project supports access to justice for impoverished and vulnerable groups through empowering people to access legal rights and services through the relevant key justice institutions, in conjunction with strengthening those key justice institutions to undertake improved service delivery.

The objective of this consultancy is to work with the Judicial Department to carry out a survey of the logistical options available for the establishment of a Judicial Training Academy in Fiji.

This consultancy will contribute to the following outputs and activity results in the Fiji Access to Justice Project:

Output 2: Enhanced institutional capacity of Judicial Department and other institutions to deliver access to justice for impoverished and vulnerable groups.

Activity Result 2.2: The capacity of the Judicial Department is strengthened to enable improved service delivery and responsiveness to priority areas identified by the Access to Justice Assessment.

Activity 2.2.5: Support to the Judicial Department in the production of a feasibility study on the creation of a judicial training institute.

The Judicial Department currently runs training programmes internally and works with international institutions in Fiji for trainings on an ad hoc basis. The Judicial Department is interested in establishing a Judicial Training Academy to service the needs of judicial and justice officials throughout Fiji, which will require both technical and logistical inputs.

Institutional Arrangement

The consultant will work with the Judicial Department and need to travel locally to visit premises and obtain quotes for the required equipment, furniture and supplies.

The consultant will be expected to provide their own computer and phone, and can be given office space at the UNDP offices when and as required.


The consultant will report to the UNDP Access to Justice Programme Manager and Technical Adviser, and work in close coordination with the Fiji Judicial Department leadership and appointed focal points.

All reports and documents relating to the assignment will be submitted to the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji.

Duty Station

The consultant will be based in Suva, Fiji for the duration of the assignment for a maximum period of 60 days

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will work in consultation with the Fiji Judicial Department to determine their logistical needs for the establishment and development of a Judicial Training Academy.

The consultant will undertake the following:

  1. Consult the Fiji Judicial Department leadership and/or appointed focal points to understand the logistical needs (premises, equipment, furniture, supplies) of the Training Academy;

  2. Carry out market surveys for each area of logistical requirements and provide the Judicial Department and UNDP with a comparative overview of like items, their costs and quality and ability to be integrated with existing systems and equipment in the Judicial Department;

  3. Work with the international Judicial Department Institutional Adviser to refine the requirements based on the concrete road map for the Judicial Training Academy;

  4. Prepare procurement documents as requested;

  5. Support the International Expert in conducting a capacity needs assessment, key stakeholder interviews and desk review to develop a roadmap of the framework for the Fiji Judicial Training Academy and a five-year training plan for the Judicial Department, other officials/professionals in the Fiji justice sector, other regional justice sector officials.


  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;

  • Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities skills;

  • Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback;

  • Ability to plan, organize, implement and report on work;

  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines;

  • Outstanding communication, project management and organizational skills;

  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.

  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards;

  • Positive, constructive attitude to work;

  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Required Skills and Experience


  • A minimum of 3 years’ professional experience in procurement;

  • Knowledge of the market in Suva is an asset;

  • A minimum of 7 years working in a law or justice context;

Language requirements

  • Fluency of English language is required;

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.

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