19 March 2013

OPPORTUNITY: United Nations Development Programme - Turkey


The ABA-UNDP International Legal Resource Center (ILRC) has received a request from UNDP/Turkey for an expert to conduct an impact assessment of the judicial reform process. The impact assessment will address progress against the judicial reform efforts since 2002 for the effective and efficient delivery of justice together with the capacity assets and needs for its further improvement. The results of this process will in turn result in the development of common strategic framework including the benchmarks to monitor and assess the duration of court proceedings and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the judicial system, in order to address the backlog of pending cases (particularly serious criminal cases). Following the conduct of impact assessment study, the expert is to support the development of a common strategic framework for monitoring of the reforms and improving of the effectiveness and efficiency of the judiciary.

Please see attached terms of reference for further background information. The application deadline is Monday, March 25th, 2013 at 5pm (EST). Application materials must include a CV, cover letter, and P-11 form and Financial Proposal (see attached sample).

S/he must have a) an advanced university degree preferably in the fields of law, international law and/or other fields relevant to the assignment; b) a minimum of fifteen (15) years of professional experience; c) at least 5 years of hands-on work experience in the fields of impact assessment of judicial reform processes; d) proven track record in the provision of high level advice to national governments in the judicial reform programs; e) understanding the dynamics of judicial reform programs promoted by UNDP; f) ability and demonstrated experience in working with multi-disciplinary teams and under pressure against strict deadlines; and e) excellent oral and written skills in English.

Please find an in-depth summary of this request as an attachment. We would be most appreciative if you would review and determine whether you, anyone you know or any organization with which you are affiliated may have any knowledge of experts who might be good candidates. If you or members of your organization are interested in working with UNDP/Turkey, please email updated CV, financial proposal, P-11 form, and cover letter* (attached as word or PDF documents) by Monday, March 25, 2013 at 5PM U.S. EST. As always, we appreciate your assistance and please do not hesitate to contact us for more information or if you have any questions.

Completed applications must be sent to Jacqueline.Gichinga@americanbar.org.

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