Justice Sector Officer

Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2016-05-02 Deadline: 2016-05-14
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Master's Degree
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

Justice Sector Officer (NPPP II) NEX project

Location : Kathmandu, NEPAL
Application Deadline : 14-May-16 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 12d 18h 30m
Additional Category : Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract : Other
Post Level : Other
Languages Required : English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Expected Duration of Assignment : One year with possibility of extension.


UNDP Nepal is working with Supreme Court of Nepal, Ministry of Law and Justice, Constituent Assembly and Parliamentary Affairs (MOLJCAPA) and other justice sector institutions to implement a Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights Protection System in Nepal’ Programme (the Programme). The Programme aims to propagate the principle of the rule of law in Nepal, as an essential foundation for sustainable peace, human rights, and human development.  The Programme focuses on supporting systemic changes in national legislative, policy, and institutional structures, and delivering tangible results at the local level.  As part of this process, the Programme will promote development of: a more strategic and coordinated approach to justice reform; a common justice strategy; an integrated (‘one door’) socio-legal aid system; and, an effective, cohesive, human rights protection and promotion system in Nepal.

There are four major components in the Programme related to justice sector coordination, law review and enforcement, legal aid and human rights. The justice sector reform process will be implemented through the Justice Sector Coordination Committee under the Supreme Court to support policy dialogue, strategic planning, research, monitoring and evaluation, and pilot activities to improve the administration of justice across the sector. In addition, the Programme also works in the area of case management, judgement execution and judicial outreach.

The Justice Sector Officer will provide technical and programmatic support for the implementation of justice sector component at national and local level.  S/he will work closely with all stakeholders (including programme implementation staff with expertise in relevant areas) to support, among others: justice sector coordination process, case management system, case calendar , judgment execution,  in-camera benches, judicial outreach and capacity building initiatives in the justice sector. He/she is also to provide substantive and technical inputs relating to component activity design, development and implementation.



Duties and Responsibilities

Under the immediate supervision of the Justice Sector Coordinator (JSC) and overall supervision of National Project Manager, the Justice Sector Officer will:

  • Supports Justice Sector Coordination Committee to conduct regular coordination meeting and dialogues on pertinent issues related to rule of law and judicial reform in Nepal;
  • Plans and ensures timely and adequate implementation of activities within the justice sector  component of Programme;
  • Provides monitoring of Programme delivery against the Work plan as well as support in evaluation of project activities;
  • Contributes to the advice to the court management on judicial outreach, case management and court client relation;
  • Provides technical inputs relating to component activity design, development and implementation. This will include preparation of technical concept notes, terms of reference (ToR) and request for proposals (RFP) for sub-contractors and consultants;
  • Oversees quality of reports, and other documents prepared by contracted experts and consultants;
  • Cooperates and liaises with respective representatives of the court system such as Judgment Execution Directorate, National Judicial Academy, District and Appellate Court system, Office of the Attorney General, Nepal Bar Association, different agencies of government, and civil society to ensure proper coordination and synergy of efforts;
  • Prepares and contributes to a variety of documents, including reports, briefing notes, talking points and other documentation related to the Programme activities;
  • Ensures completion of activities in the annual work plan on time and within budget according to UNDP and Government policies and procedures;
  • Coordinates implementation of any other relevant project activities as per the programme work plans to ensure successful realisation of the targeted outputs of the field activities; and
  • Assists in preparation of progress, narrative & final reports, including regular updates on the Programme activities; and
  • Undertakes any other duties as requested by the Justice Sector Coordinator and National Project Manager.





  • Comprehensive knowledge of project management, planning and monitoring, and exposure to a wide range of human rights and humanitarian issues; conceptual and strategic analytical capacity,
  • Ability to analyse and articulate the human rights and humanitarian dimension of complex issues;
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to use sound judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of complex issues/problems;
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure; very good knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to human rights and humanitarian affairs.

Commitment to Continuous Learning:

  • Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the field.

 Planning & Organizing:

  • Ability to plan the work, meet tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a large organisation comprised of multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment.

Required skills:  

  • Excellent communication and advocacy skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills with experience of networking with partners at all level and knowledge of technology and use of computer applications.
  • Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and lead work of others, ability to make timely decisions.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, and age sensitivity and adaptability and capacity to work effectively in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to coach, mentor, motivate and develop staff and encourage good performance.





Required Skills and Experience


  • Completion of Master’s degree in law, human rights or any other relevant field.


  • Five years of progressive relevant experience working in law and justice field;
  • Substantive knowledge of national justice sector agencies and the local and national system of legal aid provision and justice administration in Nepal;
  • Good understanding of national and international human rights mechanisms;
  • Proven ability to conceptualise, develop, plan and manage human rights interventions as well as transfer knowledge and skills;
  • Willingness to undertake regular travel to pilot districts, build partnerships with local actors, monitor project activities and report back to central level programme officials with concise analysis and advice;
  • Demonstrated ability in monitoring and evaluation and reporting experience.


  • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to convey the message to counterpart at all level.

Computer skills:

  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel etc) and advance knowledge of spread sheet and database packages experience handling of web based management systems.


  • Fluency in oral and written English is essential.
  • Native command of Nepali.


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.


Organization Summary

UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
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Organization Size 100+
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