World Learning Democracy Fellows Program
Apply By: 14 January 2011 United States | Senior-level
Democracy Fellowship - Rule of Law Division Rule of Law Coordinator
The duration of the position is one year.
Application Deadline: This position is available immediately.
Applications are available from our website at: http://wlid.usaid.gov/apply.html
DEMOCRACY FELLOWSHIP - RULE OF LAW COORDINATOR
World Learning's Democracy Fellows Program (DFP), funded by the United States Agency for International Development's (USAID) Office of Democracy and Governance in the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA/DG) requests interested candidates to serve in the Rule of Law Division, Office of Democracy and Governance (DG).
The Rule of Law Division (DCHA/DG/ROL) supports activities that improve legal frameworks, codify human rights, reform justice-sector institutions, and increase citizens' access to justice. The Rule of Law Division is firmly committed to providing comprehensive technical support and leadership for these activities on a worldwide basis. The incumbent will work in all areas of the sector, while proving direct interagency and intra-agency technical support.
The Democracy Fellow position will serve as a Rule of Law technical expert and provide,
1. Training & Professional Development (60%): The Democracy Fellow will design and offer training sessions on rule of law and human rights issues, and will use these opportunities to consult with field officers and provide advice and assistance. The Fellow may also be called upon to research and write technical publications or articles on the rule of law or human rights subjects. The Fellow will also coordinate training activities with counterparts in the Division and Bureau, and where appropriate, other intra- and interagency settings.
1. Interagency and Intra-agency Coordination (20%): The Democracy Fellow provides technical liaison on Rule of Law assistance both within USAID and to all USG agencies, multilateral organizations, foreign governments and donors, NGOs, and civil society actors.
a. The Democracy Fellow will conduct outreach and liaison functions with judicial entities, to include the Administrative Office of the US Courts, the Federal Judicial Center, State Judicial Organizations, Affinity organizations and others in order to foster good relations, responsive programming and the promotion of best practices and lessons learned from judicial exchange programs funded by USAID. The Democracy Fellow will provide Missions (with rule of law programs) information on judicial exchange options available to them and how to integrate exchanges into their rule of law and training programs.
1. Other responsibilities may include (20%): (1) Contributing to DG office programs and initiatives related to Rule of Law and Democracy and Governance; (2) Attending, organizing, and making presentations at meetings, conferences, and workshops; (3) Preparing briefing papers or reports on Rule of Law activities; and (4) Developing a Rule of Law Division marketing strategy and accompanying materials.
* Completion of a law degree or relevant Rule of Law graduate degree. A law degree is strongly preferred and an LL.M. is desirable.
* At least 5 years of professional experience practicing in the field of law or experience providing direct technical assistance in core Rule of Law development activities on behalf of an international organization, the U.S. government, or an NGO.
* Knowledge of broad reconstruction and stabilization strategies and experience working in Fragile States is desirable.
* Experience providing Rule of Law training is desirable.