BlueLaw International (BlueLaw) is actively seeking all levels of Justice Advisors for key staffing roles on the Criminal Justice Program Support ID/IQ (CJPS) by the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL).
BlueLaw provides technical services on rule of law, justice and security sector reform, human rights and inclusive development, anti-corruption, and public administration reform programs with active contracts with INL, USAID and the Department of Defense. As an implementer in the key areas of defense, diplomacy, and development, and with previous and on-going work in more than 25 countries, BlueLaw is adept at implementing effective programs in fragile, conflict-affected and post-conflict states.
Responsibilities: Justice Advisors will provide technical assistance and subject matter expertise to local senior officials on matters related to criminal justice. This expertise will include providing advice and assistance in drafting legal codes and procedures, training local officials, providing guidance on managing and prosecuting complex criminal cases. Justice Advisors will also be involved in assessing judicial institutions and providing recommendations to develop and strengthen existing judicial systems. Senior level Justice Advisors will serve as supervisors or leaders of projects, and will work closely with INL to set program and project direction.
- Eight (8) years work experience and at least five (5) years experience in their relevant field, and three (3) years of criminal trial experience. Senior advisors will demonstrate increasing responsibility and additional supervisory experience
- Experience in the following areas: judicial practices and judicial independence; prosecution (including narcotics); criminal defense; court administration; police-prosecutor coordination; comparative law; informal justice systems; access to justice and public information; gender justice; ethics; alternative dispute resolution/victim conciliation; legal education (basic and continuing); financial crimes; witness security
- Excellent leadership, analytical, communicative, negotiation, and interpersonal skills
- Previous experience with State Department and/or USAID rule of law or human rights programs is preferred
- Ability to communicate in English with fluency or near-fluency (written, reading, and speaking)
- Excellent health and ability to pass requisite physical, medical, and psychological testing
- Valid U.S. passport
To apply for this position, please send your current CV and cover letter (to include statement of interest) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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