Associate Director, Justice System Strengthening, Colombia

Associate Director, Justice System Strengthening, Colombia

IJM - International Justice Mission

Colombia

The Need

The Associate Director on Justice System Strengthening serves as the foremost subject-matter expert on Criminal Justice and the Rule of Law. Consequently, this expert will substantially contribute to the strategic and programmatic development and implementation of the IJM Colombia project.

Under the Country Director’s supervision and in close cooperation with other team members, this Associate Director is responsible for interacting with Government and Non-Government actors, including high and mid-ranking Justice System Officials, in order to achieve that the Colombian justice institutions are more efficient and effective in the investigation, prosecution and punishment of crimes especially those related with violence against women and children.

Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic guidance on capacity-building measures to strengthen the Colombian Justice System to investigate, prosecute and punish criminals, especially those involved in violence against women and children.
  • Identify opportunities to support the Colombian Justice System capacity-building by providing training, mentoring, and advice.
  • Identify opportunities to mobilize and empower communities and civil society to drive the strengthening of the justice system through sustainable and measurable results.
  • Provide technical guidance to support the development of legislative, policy, and systemic solutions that achieve a high level of impact over the performance and functioning of key Colombian justice institutions.
  • Support the identification and development of partnerships with key actors at the national and local level on the Criminal Justice Process and the Rule of Law issues.
  • Participate in inter-agency working groups and initiatives to promote the Rule of Law and increase equal access to justice for all.
  • Serve as liaison with national and local government counterparts and stakeholders.
  • Advice the Country Director on potential opportunities to activate stakeholders, partners and relevant actors.
  • Support the implementation of the Colombian Project at the local level offering strategic guidance to create capacities to protect communities.
  • Oversee the implementation of M&E processes in their component.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Criminal Law, Justice or related field.
  • Bachelor's degree in Law or Bachelor’s degree or related field.
  • At least 10 years of progressive experience working on access to justice, judicial reform and/or strengthening the rule of law.
  • At least 5 years of progressive experience working in organizational development, implementation of projects and/or capacity building in the justice sector.
  • Experience working effectively cross-culturally.
  • Knowledge and experience in inter-institutional coordination processes in the justice sector.

Critical Qualities

  • Analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Teamwork and team management.
  • Ability to advise high-level officials.
  • Good project development and implementation skills.
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.
  • Fully fluent in Spanish and proficient in English, both written and spoken.
  • Passion for IJM’s mission.
  • Results Orientation.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Resilient under stress.
  • Mature, professional leader.
  • Ability to work in a team and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Unfailing integrity and honesty.

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