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DIGNITY: Danish Institute Against Torture

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01 Mars 2024 Dans 1 semaine

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunisie

DIGNITY is seeking a Legal Advisor for our Tunisia Country  Officer 

DIGNITY- Danish Institute Against Torture is seeking a legal officer with solid experience in  human rights, advocacy, and reform of the justice sector in a development context for our  country office in Tunis, Tunisia. 

About DIGNITY 

DIGNITY is an independent nongovernmental anti-torture organization founded in 1982 in  Denmark. DIGNITY is present in more than 20 partner countries with more than forty years of  experience in the rehabilitation of torture and organized violence survivors and in the  prevention of torture. 

In January 2012, DIGNITY opened an office in Tunisia to manage and implement an extensive  development programme for Tunisian stakeholders (state institutions and civil society)  through cooperation partnerships comprising 3 axes: prevention of torture, rehabilitation and  access to justice, and prevention of urban violence. These partnerships include engagement  with civil society and state actors on the rehabilitation of torture, monitoring of places of  detention, the identification of victims of torture, and the documentation of torture.  

As a Legal Advisor, your primary duties and responsibilities include: 

  • Contributing to the development and implementation of DIGNITY policies, strategies,  methodologies, and work plans on the right to reparation and prevention of torture;
  •  Conducting legal research and providing legal advice on international human rights  law, practices related to the prohibition, reparation and prevention of torture and  organized violence, and related issues; 
  • Assisting in drafting political/legal briefs and updates on developments in Tunisia and  Morocco, and possibly other countries in the region (e.g. new legislation, political  developments, specific developments within human rights and justice sectors); 
  • Representing DIGNITY at meetings with civil society partners and with state actors; 
  •  Performing as an advocate for human rights at the national level in cooperation with  DIGNITY’s national and international partners; 
  • Preparing and facilitating thematic trainings for partners and state actors and civil  society; 
  • Proposing academic training curricula on torture and human rights; 
  • Contribute to projects development with the program team to ensure elucidating  DIGNITY’s technical expertise added value. 
  • Contributing to the collaborative development of manuals and guidelines with  partners notably public actors on torture-related subjects; 
  • Revising guidelines and manuals on torture-related subjects; 
  • Other tasks to be assigned by the Head of Mission.

Qualifications 

The ideal candidate for this position has: 

  • A master’s degree in, international law or similar academic legal background is  required
  • Complementary training or experience in human rights is particularly desirable;
  •  Knowledge of Tunisian criminal law and procedure is required (knowledge of  Moroccan criminal law and procedure is desirable); 
  • Knowledge of international human rights law, including regional and international  norms is required;  
  • Knowledge of international norms and law relating to the prevention of torture is  desirable; 
  • Experience in research and analysis as part of research assignments on specific legal  issues is an advantage
  • Experience in training program development and implementation is desirable;
  • Experience in manual and guidelines development is an advantage;
  •  Experience in communicating with a wide range of actors, including lawmakers and  policymakers, criminal justice administrators, and civil society is required;

Experience in working for legal reform and reform of the criminal justice sector is  desirable; 

  • Experience in developing and coordinating projects, especially with civil society, is  required; 
  • Oral and written fluency in Arabic and French is required
  • Knowledge of English is an advantage

Location 

The position is based at DIGNITY’s Tunisia office in Tunis, with regular travel to Morocco.  

Salary 

DIGNITY guarantees a competitive salary, depending on seniority and experience, comparable  to what is offered for similar positions in international NGOs in Tunisia. 

Application procedure 

Deadline: 1 March 2024. 

Please send your resume and a cover letter to the following email address:  info.tunisia@dignity.dk 

Please put LEGAL ADVISOR in the subject line of your email.  

For more information on DIGNITY, please visit our website: www.dignity.dk

Critères d'éligibilité

  • A master’s degree in, international law or similar academic legal background is  required; 
  • Oral and written fluency in Arabic and French is required; 
  • Knowledge of English is an advantage. 
  • Complementary training or experience in human rights is particularly desirable;
  •  Knowledge of Tunisian criminal law and procedure is required (knowledge of  Moroccan criminal law and procedure is desirable);
  •   Knowledge of international human rights law, including regional and international  norms is required;  
  • Knowledge of international norms and law relating to the prevention of torture is  desirable;
  • Experience in research and analysis as part of research assignments on specific legal  issues is an advantage; 
  •   Experience in training program development and implementation is desirable;
  • Experience in manual and guidelines development is an advantage;
  •  Experience in communicating with a wide range of actors, including lawmakers and  policymakers, criminal justice administrators, and civil society is required;
  • • Experience in working for legal reform and reform of the criminal justice sector is  desirable;
  •   Experience in developing and coordinating projects, especially with civil society, is  required; 

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