The Swedish National Courts Administration (SNCA) during the spring of 2022 (tent. from March) will initiate the implementation of a multi-year development cooperation Project together with the Academy of Justice of the Republic of Armenia (AoJ) and the Armenian Supreme Judicial Council (SJC). The over-arching objective of the Project is to support Armenian judges to meet the new expectations on the judiciary and thereby raising public trust in the judiciary.
The intermediate objectives of the Project are the following:
1) Enhanced awareness among judges on ethics, anti-corruption and integrity;
2) Increased professionality among judges in communication with parties and others in accordance with their needs and well-founded expectations;
3) Enhanced awareness and capacity among judges to communicate proactively with media;
4) Improved framework for judges' contacts with the media.
The Project will take aim at developing the craft of judging by delivering interactive skills-based trainings for judges to increase their skills in pro-active communication with the parties, the public and the media. The Project will also support some policy development and the development of regulations, guidelines, templates and other practical tools for judges. All activities will be based on peer-to-peer learning whereby active judges in the Swedish Courts will be engaged in the implementation of trainings, seminars, discussions and policy development.
The Project will establish a Project Office, based in Yerevan, that will coordinate the implementation of all activities in cooperation with the SNCA, the AoJ and the SJC. The Project Office will consist of a Swedish Project Coordinator and two Armenian Project Officers. The Project Office will work closely to implement activities together with Project Team Leaders from the SNCA HQ/Sweden and the Project Team Leaders from the SJC, the AoJ and two Pilot Courts.
The Project Officer, Court Development, will work under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator, and focus primarily on the implementation of activities together with the SJC, focusing on policy development and method development in Armenian courts.
The Project Officer -Court Development, will support the Project Coordinator, in discharging work relating to the Project on policy reform and method development in Armenian courts in line with the intermediate objectives as described above. The Project Officer will work closely with the SJC and the Pilot Courts tied to the Project.
The Project Officer - Court Development, will have the responsibility for the following tasks:
- Support the Project Coordinator in coordinating and managing daily operations of the programme operations, i.e. planning, monitoring and follow up on programme activities;
- Organize workshops, meetings, and round tables through both technical and logistical support;
- Provide research and technical support on the Armenian legal context and policy documents as it relates to the role of the judge, courtroom procedures and communication with the parties and the media;
- Liaise with both Swedish and Armenian experts to support development of research, surveys, reports, recommendations and guidelines in the various Project areas;
- Facilitate contacts with and between all relevant authorities and stakeholders in the Project;
- Provide logistical and technical support to the Project through research, collation of information and analysis of data;
- Prepare progress reports and ensure quality and consistency of internal reports;
- Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the area of justice delivery and legal reforms.
- Assist the Project Coordinator in developing Annual Work plans in consultation with the Team Leaders of the SNCA, the SJC and the AoJ;
- Assist the Project Coordinator in collecting and analyzing monitoring data, and in preparing ad-hoc and annual reports to be submitted to the Project Steering Committee;
- Assist the Project Coordinator in developing a sound documentation strategy, and maintain a database of relevant material produced by the Project;
- Support the development and implementation of the Communication Strategy of the Project;
- Perform any other responsibility assigned by the Project Coordinator and/ or the Project Team Leader(s) of the SNCA.
- Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent degree) in Law, Human Rights, Political Science or a related area. A first-level university degree in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
- At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in the field of judicial reform, legal affairs, policy making or a related field at the national or international level;
- Demonstrated experience in working in projects, preferably in the international field;
- Demonstrated experience of issues pertaining to court development and/or court proceedings;
- Demonstrated experience in reporting and documentation;
- Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.);
- Good understanding of development issues, i.e. the rule of law, human rights, gender, etc.;
- Experience in applying a Human Rights Based-Approach to Development Programming;
- Good communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, with an ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;
- Previous work experience with government agencies is desirable;
- Proficiency in spoken and written Armenian and English languages.
- Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations;
- Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings;
- Planning and organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.
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The application, consisting of a CV and a Cover Letter should be sent to: email@example.com
by the deadline, mentioning the position title ("Project Officer - Court Development") in the subject line of the email.
Evaluation of qualified candidates will include a virtual and/ or face-to-face competency based interview (Professionalism, Teamwork, Planning and Organizing).
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Competitive, based on previous experience.
The Project Officer - Court Development, will be engaged on a one (1) year consultancy contract (full-time), with the possibility of extension. Offer of contract is dependant on the approval of the Project.