The Government of The Gambia, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is in its third year of collaboration with the Rule of Law, Justice, and Security Sector. The UNDP RoL project endeavors to implement a holistic and comprehensive program that addresses both the supply and demand sides of justice delivery. The project seeks to strengthen the rule of law institutions to deliver quality services, empower citizens to exercise their rights, and increase access to justice.
The UNDP RoL project completed thorough consultations with the Ministry of Justice, the Judiciary, the Gambia Police Force, the Gambian Prisons Service, the National Agency for Legal Aid (NALA), the ADR Secretariat, the Law School of the Gambia, and the Gambia Bar Association to understand better the issues and challenges for strengthening the rule of law and increasing access to justice. Subsequently, the project board has approved the project's 2019, 2020, and 2021 Annual Work Plans.
The United Nations Development Programme, in partnership with the National Agency for Legal Aid (NALA), Gambia Police Force (GPF), and the Centre for Legal Support (CLS), is implementing joint activities to strengthen the prosecutorial capacity of Police/DLEA Prosecutors in The Gambia. The training for the Police/DLEA Prosecutors would enhance their prosecutorial capacity to prosecute cases effectively and would include the development of a training manual. The training manual will be used to facilitate the training of the Prosecutors' present and future trainings. As a part of the manual development process, an analysis of existing guidelines, laws, and capacity gaps of Police/DLEA Prosecutors will be assessed.
The training and development of a manual will strengthen access to justice under Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16: "Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels."
- The main objective of this training is to strengthen the constituent’s capacity of Police/DLEA prosecutors in The Gambia to carry out their function professionally, diligently in areas of their jurisdiction. In addition, this will address the issue of case backlog, which has been a persistent problem in the justice sector.
a. Academic Qualifications:
- Advanced university degree in law, criminal justice, human rights, or a related field.
- A combination of relevant academic qualifications and extensive experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
b. Years of experience:
- Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible professional experience in criminal prosecutions/defense in developing countries with a preference for the regional experience.
- Minimum 3 years working on Police Prosecution, including developing prosecution strategies, implementing prosecutorial capacity-building projects, and monitoring and evaluating results of prosecutorial capacity-building projects.
- Prior experience working for UNDP and knowledge of its programmatic structures and processes is strongly preferred; experience working for other parts of the UN system also an asset.
- Experience in interacting with regional and international stakeholders/donors in a multicultural environment.
- A professional background as a Public or Police Prosecutor in The Gambia or in a developing country is highly desirable.
Duration - The duration of the consultancy is 35 working days spread over a period of 50 days from the date of appointment.
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