Justice Sector Analyst

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Job Description

Background

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 

The justice sector in Lesotho is often singled out as a critical area requiring transformation due to inefficiency, and inability to meet the justice needs of the Basotho. The justice sector limitations are predicated on three factors , namely: 1) separation of powers and resource constrains, 2) weak internal institutional safeguards leading to negative public perception and, 3) lack of external institutional support exacerbated by a volatile political environment. Following recommendations by the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Government of Lesotho with support from, the UN, the Delegation of the European Union and other stakeholders instantiated a national dialogue and reforms process to address these underlying weaknesses with a view to transform and stabilise Lesotho. The national dialogue and reforms process generated consensus on the reforms content as well as an institutional framework for their implementation. A major immediate intervention was the process of expeditious execution of impartial investigations and fair trial of security sector related crimes, where foreign Judges have been deployed to support the speedy resolution of criminal trials. Additionally as part of the broader reforms process, judicial reform is one of the seven thematic priorities within the Plenary II Report. UNDP with support of the European Union has been supporting the impartial investigations and fair trial of security sector related crimes, thru deployment of foreign Judges and wider judicial and rule of law/ access to justice reforms. Towards this end UNDP Lesotho seeks to recruits a dynamic and results oriented Justice Sector Analyst to oversee UNDP’s portfolio of work in this area. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Implementation of project strategies

  • Analyze, and research political, judicial, human rights and rule of law situation in the country and preparation of substantive inputs to CCA, UNDAF, CPD, CPAP and other documents;
  • Identification of areas for support and interventions within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned;
  • Implementation of project activities;
  • Preparation of annual work plans and budgets as well as monitoring plans;
  • Preparation of donor and annual reports.

Creation of strategic partnerships

  • Development of partnerships with the UN Agencies, IFI’s, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society in the specific thematic areas based on strategic goals of UNDP, country needs and donors’ priorities;
  • Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation;
  • Identification of opportunities for initiation of new projects, active contribution to the overall office effort in resource mobilization.

Programme Development and Management within the rule of law and justice sector

  • Effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets (BSC) and monitoring achievement of results;
  • Coordination of programme implementation with the executing agencies. Introduction of performance indicators/ success criteria, cost recovery, targets and milestones;
  • Initiation of a project, presentation of the project to PAC, entering project into Atlas ( in small offices), finalization of contribution agreement; determination of required revisions;
  • coordination of the mandatory and budget re-phasing exercises, closure of projects through review. Justice Sector Analyst performs functions of Manager Level 1 in Atlas for POs and vouchers approval, participates in recruitment processes for projects;
  • Financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions. Participation in audit of NEX projects;
  • Evaluation of the programme impact. Monitoring and analysis of the programme.

Provision of top quality policy advice services to the Government

  • Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues;
  • Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to programme country policy goals;
  • Development of policies and institutions that will address the country problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners.

Facilitation of knowledge building and management

  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice;
  • Documents lessons learned and best practices within the rule of Law and justice sector development, implementation and oversight;
  • Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on programme issues;
  • Access UNDP’s world wide and regional knowledge, distill best practices and facilitate their dissemination within the CO and to counterparts and partners.

Institutional Arrangement

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Governance Specialist, the Justice Sector Analyst is responsible for management of UNDP programme within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned. The Justice Sector Analyst works in close collaboration with the operations team, programme staff in other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff and Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful project implementation.CompetenciesInnovation

  • Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully. Critically assesses established methods. Contributes to prototyping, piloting, and evaluating lessons / feedback.

Leadership

  • Ability to persuade others to follow. Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others

Communication

  • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform. Apply &Adapt (Recognized contributor with demonstrated ability

Delivery

  • Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement. Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services.

Strategic Planning

  • Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Project Management

  • Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise.

Partnerships

  • Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Priority Setting

  • Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Gender Issues & Analysis

  • Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise.

Required Skills and Experience Education:

  • Master’s Degree or Bachelors degree in Business Law, Human Rights, Political Sciences, or related field.

Experience:

  • Masters degree with minimum 2 years of relevant experience or Bachelors Degree with Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in providing management advisory services;
  • Demonstrated experience in programme management and policy analysis is an added advantage;
  • Experience in justice, rule of law and human rights sector undertaking advocacy, institutional reform or change management;
  • Hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

Language

  • English language (expert proficiency) and Sesotho (at working level) are required.

Closing date: 17 January 2022

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