Legal Empowerment and Paralegal Networks Expert, Guinea (Consultant)
American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative
The American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) is a non-profit program that implements legal reform programs in roughly 50 countries around the world. ABA ROLI has nearly 700 professional staff working abroad and in its Washington, D.C. office. ABA ROLI’s host country partners include judges, lawyers, bar associations, law schools, court administrators, legislatures, ministries of justice and a wide array of civil society organizations, including human rights groups.
ABA ROLI is recruiting a Legal Empowerment and Paralegal Networks Expert for a program in Guinea that will support the efforts of civil society organizations (CSOs) to protect the rights of detainees and prisoners. ABA ROLI is looking for a French-speaking consultant with expertise in using paralegal networks to provide legal services to disadvantaged groups. The consultant will assist a CSO to establish and manage a paralegal network, ensuring the CSO is able to incorporate best practices and lessons-learned from other contexts.
- Conducts 3-4 week mission to Guinea to participate in design of paralegal network, including the development of training materials for paralegals, case-management tools, and systems for oversight and support of paralegals.
- Once the paralegal network is established, potential for further 2-3 week missions to Guinea to provide supplemental training and mentoring.
- Experience designing and implementing paralegal programs to improve access to justice;
- Experience working with, and strengthening, civil society partners;
- Experience working on pre-trial detention and prison rights issues desirable;
- Fluency in written and spoken French required; fluent English highly desirable.
Due to the high volume of applicants, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.