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Legal Aid Specialist

Uzbekistan
Sep 05, 2018
Tetra Tech International Development Services seeks a Legal Aid Specialist to support the USAID-funded Judicial Reform in Uzbekistan Program (JRUP). This program will support the efforts of the Government of Uzbekistan to develop rule of law, reform the judiciary, and improve the legal operating environment for NGOs and civil society organizations. Activities will contribute to locally-led development and self-reliance by providing input and expertise into the legislative reform process, the development of the legal profession, and facilitate strategic planning, including defining roles and paving the way for civil society development. Counterpart organizations will include the Ministry of Justice.

The Legal Aid Specialist will undertake work in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in support of JRUP. The Legal Aid Specialist will report to the Senior Judicial Efficiency and Enforcement Advisor.

The Legal Aid Specialist’s primary responsibilities are aimed at the development of legal clinics in law schools and legal aid centers, including providing trainings, advising on legal aid matters, and providing technical assistance to beneficiaries.

Requirements:
* Bachelor’s degree (or the equivalent) in law, social science, or a related field is required.
* At least 4 years of experience in legal aid matters.
* Demonstrated expertise in practicing criminal and civil law, preferably in Central Asia.
* Prior experience with USAID, INL, or other donor-funded projects preferred.
* Ability to work in an ambiguous and rapidly developing environment, must be comfortable with constant change of local partners, and multiple, competing priorities.
* Fluency speaking, reading, and writing in Russian. Fluency in Uzbek and proficiency in English preferred.


To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format

* Reference List: at least three professional references with complete contact information

 

Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.

 

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