The following vacancies, fellowships, consultancies, internships, and other opportunities are available:
Call for Applications: Irish Rule of Law International (IRLI), Programme Lawyer within the Judiciary
IRLI has been working in Malawi to address capacity challenges within the criminal justice sector, with the overall aim of promoting the rule of law and improving access to justice for unrepresented and particularly vulnerable persons. One of the main barriers to access to justice in Malawi is that key institutions operating within the criminal justice sector lack the knowledge, capacity and resources to fulfil their roles and responsibilities in relation to accused persons. To address this, IRLI has developed a placement programme whereby Programme Lawyers (PLs) are strategically placed inside the key institutions in the Malawian criminal justice system: the Legal Aid Bureau (LAB) and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP); the Malawi Police Services (MPS) and the Judiciary. PLs work directly to increase knowledge and capacity by providing workshop training and capacity-building sessions as well as offering long-term day to day mentoring. In addition, PLs support the institutions by influencing policies and practices according to human rights as well as supporting networking and stakeholders’ alliances.
Deadline: 17:00 (CAT) Friday 17th June
Call for Applications: Preparation of IRM’s (Independent Recourse Mechanism) Retaliation Risk Matrix Tool and Guidance Document
The IRM is an independent accountability instrument established by the Boards of Directors of the African Development Bank Group to provide people adversely affected by Bank-financed operations with an independent complaints mechanism through which they can seek redress and hold the bank to account to respect its policies and procedures related to sustainability. In recent years, reprisals against those who bring complaints to independent accountability mechanisms have increased. Threats or actual reprisals can have a chilling effect on complainants and can affect the willingness of project-affected people to participate in bringing complaints forward to independent accountability mechanisms like the IRM.
The objective of this assignment is to develop a retaliation risk assessment tool and guidance document for the Independent Recourse Mechanism (IRM) to help assess, prevent and respond to reprisals as part of its complaint management process.
Deadline: 22 June 2022