Consultancy to Train Law Graduates Jobs at The Centre for Equality and Justice in Sri Lanka

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The Centre for Equality and Justice company opens jobs for Consultancy to Train Law Graduates positions in the Sri Lanka region. The type of work we provide is Contract.

The criteria for the employees we need are having common and adaptable (for details, you can ask the company) skills with beginners or seniors experience, as well as employees who are honest, disciplined and responsible.

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Job Information

Company:The Centre for Equality and Justice
Position:Consultancy to Train Law Graduates
Region:Sri Lanka
Employment Type:Contract

Job Description

We’re looking for a Consultant to Train Law Graduates.

Apply by 12th July 2023

Interested candidates may send a resume/CV and a detailed quotation to [email protected] with names and contact details of two referees.

Profile of CEJ

The Centre for Equality and Justice (CEJ) is a women’s organization based in Colombo, working primarily with Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim women affected by war and political unrest. CEJ’s mission is the achievement of gender justice so that men, women and gender minorities live in a society that is free, just and equal. Its objectives are the promotion of gender equality, advancing the rule of law, good governance and democratic principles, promoting women’s advancement and economic empowerment, advocating for the commitment to international human rights standards and fostering partnerships with grassroots level women’s networks.

Project Background

This project aims to capacitate the general public, Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) victim-survivors, and advocates who work with them in their knowledge and understanding of Fundamental Rights.

Through this project we hope to achieve:

● a greater capacity of key justice actors who are advocating for the rights of SGBV victim-survivors, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights and the rights of minorities.

● a greater understanding among the public, particularly among vulnerable groups, of their fundamental rights, which will empower them;

● an enhanced capacity of grassroots CSOs and NGOs working with SGBV victim-survivors, women’s rights and the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, to protect their fundamental rights;

● greater preparedness on the part of lawyers representing victims of SGBV to initiate strategic litigation to protect and uphold their fundamental rights.

Scope of Work

The Consultant and their team will work in collaboration with CEJ and they will report directly to the CEJ Executive Director. The primary role of the Consultant is to equip law graduates with the skills and knowledge to monitor Fundamental Rights (FR) Cases in the courts.

Overall Task:

The consultant will have to:

1. Attend virtual meetings with CEJ staff and contact person/s when required.

2. Develop a selection criteria to select law graduates in consultation with CEJ.

3. Develop modules/agenda and methodology in consultation with CEJ.

4. Conduct 2 workshops to capacitate selected Law graduates to monitor cases on FR in the courts.

5. Develop a criteria for monitoring 15 FR cases by the selected group of 25 graduates.

6. Coordinate with the legal authority/department in order to seek authorizations and relevant information for the law graduates to monitor the cases in collaboration with CEJ.

7. Select 15 FR cases to be monitored by the selected group of graduates.

8. Supervise the graduates in monitoring the 15 cases. This includes keeping track of the graduates’ work and progress in monitoring the cases.

9. Supervise the graduates in documenting their observations of the 15 cases (these documentations can be in the language preferred by the student), and each report should be between 5-8 pages in length.

10. The consultant is responsible for finalizing and submitting the 15 reports to CEJ.

11. Translate (to English) and proof read the documentation and relay final documents to CEJ within the consultancy timelines agreed upon. All reports submitted to CEJ should be in English, with a font size of 12, single line spacing, A4 size and with Times New Roman font.

The proposed time period of the consultancy will be between 12th July to 10th December 2023 (start date is subject to change). Any changes made due to reasons beyond the control of CEJ (e.g., Possible delays due to lockdown of the country), will be finalized in discussion with the Consultant and by mutual agreement.

Expected Deliverables & Tentative Dates

1. Attend an initial virtual briefing with CEJ to familiarize with the project.

  • 14th July 2023

2. Submit a work plan and a selection criteria to select the 25 graduates, and finalize the selection criteria in collaboration with CEJ.

  • 20th July 2023

3. Develop modules/agenda and methodology in consultation with CEJ.

  • 25th July 2023

4. Coordinate with CEJ to organize and conduct the 2 workshops.

  • Between 30th July and August 15th 2023

5. Submit a criteria for monitoring the FR cases.

  • 20th August 2023

6. Coordinate with relevant authorities selected by CEJ and select 15 cases in coordination with CEJ.

  • 25th August 2023

7. Track the regular progress of students’ monitoring and observations of the cases and submit written updates to CEJ with this regard by dates agreed upon with CEJ.

  • Between 28th August and 20th October 2023

8. Submit drafts of the documentation produced by the law graduates for CEJ review.

  • 15th November 2023

9. Submit finalized reports of the 15 FR cases.

  • 30th November 2023

Qualifications

● Master’s degree in law, and expertise in FR is an added advantage.

● Attorney at Law qualification is an added advantage.

● Sound knowledge of FR Jurisdiction of Sri Lanka, and local knowledge of the social, cultural, and political context in Sri Lanka.

● Excellent research, analytical and report writing skills.

● Excellent English language skills and Sinhala/or Tamil language skills.

● Experience in supervision of undergraduates at University level.

● Excellent presentation skills.

● A sound understanding of Sri Lanka’s international obligations with regard to women’s rights.

● Experience supervising individuals or overseeing projects with multiple points of input.

● Familiarity with development issues and women’s rights issues.

● Experience supervising individuals or overseeing projects with multiple points of input.

Payment

● The Consultant will be paid an all-inclusive fee commensurate with the work undertaken.

● The payments will be issued in installments based on the submission and approval of deliverables.

● A quote in Sri Lankan Rupees (LKR) for the work must be provided by the consultant. A mutually agreeable rate will be agreed upon.

● The final agreed upon payment will be made within ten working days from the date of approval of the review report.

Confidentiality

Both during and after the end of the contract the Consultant must not disclose any matters that have come to his/her knowledge during the course of his/her duties. This shall not apply to communications made in the normal discharge of duties or to facts that are manifest to the public or which by their nature or importance do not require to be treated as confidential.

Copyright

Any material produced will be the sole property of CEJ. It may not be reproduced in whole or in part in any other production without the written approval of CEJ.

Benefit

  • Comfortable environment
  • Taught when starting work
  • Salary bonus if there is overtime

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The Centre for Equality and Justice (CEJ) is a research and advocacy organization committed to advancing the protection of human rights, access to justice, and social transformation in Zambia and the Southern Africa region. It was founded in 2008 to help further Zambia’s human rights agenda through its research, policy advocacy, training, networks and campaigns. CEJ is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization which autonomously determines its programme and advocacy goals.

CEJ works across a number of issues including human rights, education, health, justice, employment, gender equality, and access to natural resources. Through their research and advocacy campaigns, they seek to strengthen the rule of law, and uphold the rights of people in Zambia to access justice, protection of human rights, democracy and good governance. Their activities focus on research, dialogue, and strategic advocacy.

CEJ provides an important and growing nexus between research, legal and policy analysis on the one hand, and the pressing needs of individuals, communities, civil society and other interested stakeholders on the other. Through their human rights related programmes, they strive to ensure an informed civil society, more effective national legal systems, and progressive social transformation towards a just society.

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