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05 Avril 2019 Il y a 4 ans

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunisie

Consultancy Notice in Tunis: Senior Programme Officer- 3 months for immediate hiring

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) has been providing support to Tunisia’s constitutional process since 2011. Since the 2014 constitution entered into force, International IDEA has been focusing much of its efforts to assist Tunisia’s state institutions, legal profession and civil society to implement Article 49, and in particular to bring their practices into line with the principle of proportionality, which is provided for under Article 49. International IDEA will be intensifying its efforts in that regard, in particular by implementing a project that is specifically dedicated to promoting a deeper awareness of how the 2014 Constitution in general and Article 49 in particular change the framework for the protection of fundamental rights.

In order to achieve that aim, International IDEA is seeking to hire a Senior Programme Officer for a period of three months.

The Senior Programme Officer (SPO) will lead the planning and implementation of all the activities related to a project on Article 49 of the Tunisian Constitution. The SPO will lead the substantive aspects of the project and will coordinate with colleagues on the administrative and logistical arrangements related to the implementation of project activities. The SPO will have leadership skills and the ability to work closely with governmental and non-governmental stakeholders.

– Duties and Responsibilities:

(i) Develops a detailed work plan for all of the activities that are to be implemented during the Project;
(ii) Ensures that activities are implemented in accordance with the workplan;
(iii) Modifies the workplan as necessary during Project implementation.

– Substantive aspects

(iv) The Senior Programme Officer is expected to be an expert in Tunisian law in particular in so far as the human rights framework is concerned. The Senior Programme Officer will therefore lead and participate in the drafting of all written materials that are due to be published in the context of the Project.
(v) The Senior Programme Officer is expected to contribute to the development of concept notes, as requested by the Senior Programme Officer on Constitution Building and the Africa and West Asia (AWA) Programme Manager.

– Experts

(vi) Selects and coordinates with national and international experts who will be contributing to all aspects of the work.
Coordination with national authorities
(vii) Informs national authorities of all the activities that are due to take place during the Project. For the purposes of these Terms of Reference, “national authorities” includes the parliament, relevant parliamentary committees, the judicial council, the president of the administrative courts, the ministry of justice, the ministry of interior, amongst others.
(viii) Encourages national authorities to participate in all of the activities, either by nominating participants from within their specific institutions, by providing feedback on the Project’s substantive aspects, or by contributing to the Project’s publications.

– Logistical aspects

(ix) Coordinates with the logistics team to ensure that all of the Project’s logistical aspects are being completed in accordance with the workplan and in accordance with International IDEA’s rules and donor regulations.
(x) Communicates to the Administrative and Logistics team the Project’s logistical needs in a timely manner and ensures the smooth implementation of Project activities.

– Budgetary issues

(xi) Coordinates all budgetary issues with the Finance and Administration team, with a view to ensuring that all activities are implemented in accordance with the Financial Plan, and in accordance with International IDEA’s rules and procedures.

– Internal and External Reporting

(xii) In coordination with the Senior Programme Officer on Constitution Building, the Senior Programme Officer will regularly update the donor on all aspects of the work.
(xiii) The Senior Programme Officer will draft and submit progress reports as well as a final report at the end of the implementation period.

-Reporting Line

The Senior Programme Officer shall report to the Tunis Programme Manager.

– Communication and Interpersonal Skills

•Has strong command of spoken and written Arabic and English. Knowledge of French is an advantage;
•Liaises regularly with all internal and external stakeholders involved in the project;
•Acts in all assignments with personal energy and engagement;
•Can work with minimal supervision;
•Has sound time-management skills and is able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines;
•Adds considerable value to team-based activities in his/her unit, and likely to act as an informal resource for colleagues; collaborates with other entities of the Institute as required;
•Integrates a gender and diversity perspective in all activities;
•Is comfortable receiving constructive feedback on their work from their Line Manager;
•Is capable of overseeing the work of others and providing constructive feedback;
•Is capable of proceeding with the highest amount of sensitivity, particularly with national authorities, including judiciary authorities; and
•Is capable of working in and sharing views with a team of experts.



Critères d'éligibilité

  • A university degree in Law, Human Rights, Political Science, Public Administration, or a related field. An advanced degree (LLM, MA, M.Sc., MPhil…etc) will be considered a strong advantage
  • A minimum of 7 years of professional experience in human rights law, constitution building (involvement in Tunisia’s constitutional process would be a strong asset), judicial reform, or a related field
  • Experience in engaging with national or international actors on matters concerning constitutional negotiations, the promotion or defence of human rights;
  • Experience in providing written and/or verbal technical advice in a relevant field;
  • Experience in court arguments in cases related to human rights is a strong asset;
  • Computers skills, including strong command of Microsoft Office package.

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