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Somalia: Police Oversight Trainer

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Legal Action Worldwide
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 21 Nov 2017


Legal Action Worldwide (LAW) focuses on providing creative legal assistance in fragile and conflict-affected states. People living in such areas often experience both an increased vulnerability to human rights violations and a decreased ability to access justice. LAW aims to address this through legal interventions aimed at empowering people to know and exercise their rights. Our focus is on sexual violence and forced displacement. LAW works in Africa, Southeast Asia and the Middle East and has offices in the UK and Switzerland.

LAW is currently seeking proposals for consultancies for trainers for a police oversight project in Somalia. There will be at least two trainings to be held in Mogadishu.

Description of position

Reports to: Legal Programme Manager

Functions/ Key Results Expected:

The trainers will:

· Lead the training of a group of Somali lawyers, police, and civil society members on providing civilian oversight of the police;

· Provide advice and input into further training materials and guides for use in overseeing the work of the police.

Skills and Qualifications Required:

· Qualified lawyer with minimum of 7 years practical experience;

· Experience in conducting trainings on police oversight and responsibilities to a variety of audiences, including police officers;

· Experience working in the East and/or Horn of Africa preferred;

· Strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work on own and take initiative; Flexibility; someone who is familiar with the volatile and unpredictable nature of working in post-conflict environments

How to apply:

Deadline for receiving applications: 21 November 2017

How to apply: Please send an application letter detailing the costs of the consultancy on a per day basis (not exceeding one A4 page) and curriculum vitae (not exceeding three A4 pages) to Rachael Ojodo at, stating the above position as the subject line.