Legal Advisor, Myanmar (for Myanmar nationals)
Based in Yangon
The Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights (2017-2020) supports the Union Attorney General’s Office, the Office of the Supreme Court of the Union, lawyers, CSOs as well as the law departments of Dagon and East Yangon Universities in strengthening capacities on core aspects of rule of law and human rights and supporting reform in relevant areas. The programme which has a total grant of DKK 70 million (approximately USD 10 million) is based on participatory approaches supporting partners to identify their own needs and priorities and taking lead in implementation of activities.
The governance of the programme is based on joint decision-making with partners through co-chaired Steering Committees. The programme is part of the Denmark-Myanmar Country Programme (2016-2020) endorsed by a bilateral government-to-government agreement between Myanmar and Denmark as well as MoUs with all key stakeholders. A Joint Venture comprised of the International Commission of Jurists and the Danish Institute for Human Rights has been contracted to provide technical assistance to the programme through a team of experts supporting implementation.
The programme is scaling-up its human rights education component and hence the Joint Venture is now recruiting a Legal Advisor to support implementation. The ideal candidate has legal training, good knowledge of international human rights and teaching experience, and an understanding of the legal system in Myanmar.
Reporting directly to the Senior Legal Expert on Human Rights Education, the Legal Adviser has the following responsibilities:
The successful candidate for this national staff position in Myanmar will have:
Education & Experience
This contract is based on a policy of equal opportunities and offers a competitive salary package.
The incumbent will be expected to start no later than 1 January 2020.
APPLICATIONS close on 31 October 2019 and should be addressed with a cover letter, resume, and details of at least 2 references to:
Ref: Legal Advisor, Myanmar
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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