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Legal Adviser, June 2021 Middle East & North Africa Programme – The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) Retour vers les opportunités


01 Juillet 2021 Il y a 4 semaines

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunisie

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide network of judges and lawyers  united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.  

We are recruiting a Legal Adviser to contribute to the implementation of ICJ’s programme  of work in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region. The position will be based in our  Tunis office. The ideal candidate will be an international human rights lawyer with strong  knowledge and experience of international human rights and humanitarian law, with high  interest in human rights legal research and advocacy, as well as a sound understanding  of the history, politics and legal frameworks of the MENA region.  


Reporting directly to the MENA Programme Director, the Legal Adviser holds the following  responsibilities: 

  • Implement all aspects of the Africa Regional programme, using the full range of  innovative ICJ advocacy strategies and legal interventions, conduct field  research, prepare legal reports, memos and submissions, support and/or conduct  capacity building and training for legal practitioners; 
  • Actively contribute to the development and shaping of ICJ MENA Programme  strategies at the regional and national levels;  
  • Provide sound and timely legal advice on specific regional and national human  rights and rule of law issues in the region; 
  • Monitor relevant legal and policy developments in the MENA region, and carry  out legal advocacy to strengthen the rule of law and human rights in the region;  Develop and maintain a substantive dialogue and effective working relationships  with multiple stakeholders, including relevant human rights organizations,  representatives of civil society as well as the judicial, legal and human rights  communities;  
  • Represent the ICJ at the external level, including in the field and before  international organizations and other actors;  
  • Organize ICJ missions, trial observations and seminars in the region, including  managing logistical arrangements with local partners;  
  • Research, draft and edit ICJ reports, background briefings, submissions to UN  bodies, press releases and advocacy papers;  
  • Ensure close internal coordination between the MENA Programme and other ICJ  regional and thematic programmes;  
  • Inform and mobilize the ICJ Network in support of the work of the MENA  Programme;  
  • Contribute to fundraising for the MENA Programme and assist in managing its  resources and budget;  

Undertake other relevant tasks as requested by MENA Programme Director.

Critères d'éligibilité

  • University degree in law with further academic studies in international human rights law.
  • A minimum of five years of legal experience/working for the promotion of human rights at the national and international level, including some experience with non or inter-governmental organizations in the MENA region.
  • Excellent oral and written English, with fluency in either Arabic or French
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft office.
  • Excellent legal and political judgment and proven ability to develop and carry out innovative legal advocacy strategies;
  • Excellent knowledge of human rights and related advocacy work, including at the international level;
  • Strong research, writing and analytical skills;
  • Very good organizational skills and the ability to effectively manage conflicting demands, meet deadlines and adjust priorities;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a multi-cultural team;
  • At ease with fundraising and outreach;
  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights and the rule of law in the MENA region.

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