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.