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Company Profile:

Management Systems International (MSI), a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area management consultancy with a 40-year history of delivering results for our clients. Our expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation; democracy and governance; peace and stability; rule of law and accountability; education; gender and inclusion; strategic communications; and leadership and organizational development. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Ukraine, and works domestically. We support clients ranging from the U.S. Government (e.g., the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Departments of State and Labor, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation) to large bilateral and multilateral donors (e.g., the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program). We also work with national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Proposal Summary:

Through a 4-year program, the USAID/Guinea ROLAJ Activity intends to provide technical services that will foster more efficient, effective, and competent justice sector institutions and services that are fair, transparent, accountable, and responsive to the needs of all the Guineans, especially in at-risk areas. The project will engage with justice sector institutions and actors and civil society organizations to enhance the justice sector in key areas including case management, access to justice for vulnerable populations, prison administration, judicial training and ethics, public legal education, developing legal aid services, alternative dispute resolution, and other related areas. The program will be based in Conakry with activities in various regions across Guinea.

Position Summary:

The Access to Justice Component Lead will work closely with the Chief of Party (COP) and Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to improve legal awareness and access to justice for Guinean citizens and to ensure quality control, efficiency, integrity and learning throughout the project’s duration. The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing technical leadership in assigned component area.

**Please note: Only Guinean citizens are eligible for this position**

Responsibilities:

· Provide technical direction and management of activities to enhance access to justice for all citizens, particularly disadvantaged groups and vulnerable populations.

· Develop methodologies and approaches to analyze barriers to access to justice.

· Design and support activities to promote linkages between the formal and informal justice system in Guinea, improve access to legal aid, and enhance citizens’ understanding of their legal rights.

· Oversee the work of consultants and local organizations implementing programs and technical assistance activities under this component.

· Coordinate activities with senior management team to ensure coordination with the project’s activities with justice sector institutions.

· Coordinate activities with stakeholders, including grantees, partners and short-term experts, including developing technical scopes of work as needed, providing technical advice, and monitoring performance and impact.

· Facilitate CSO collaboration around access to justice advocacy, monitoring, and public awareness.

· Continuously monitor the results of project activities, evaluate progress against project targets and identify course-corrections recommended to improve impact.

· Contribute to the project’s operational research and collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) activities.

· Contribute to implementation plans, monitoring and evaluation plans, technical reports and progress deliverables as requested by COP.

Qualifications:

· Degree in law, social studies, public policy/administration, international development or other relevant field; advanced degree preferred.

· Five (5) years of professional experience implementing access to justice, rule of law, judicial reform, criminal prosecution, democracy, human rights and/or governance programs.

· Experience working in Guinea and/or other Francophone African countries strongly preferred.

· Knowledge of judicial reform issues and programming in Guinea.

· Collaborative team-player that is proactive in identifying challenges, proposing solutions, and is results-driven.

· Ability to work effectively, responsively, and collaboratively with government counterparts such as GOG ministries and anticorruption institutions, CSOs, development partners, private sector partners, and academic/research institutions at national and sub-national levels.

· Experience supervising diverse teams and managing stakeholders.

· Strong interpersonal, supervision, and written/oral communication skills.

· Working proficiency in English and French is required.

At MSI Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. MSI Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state and federal authorities.MSI is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We strive to develop and maintain a culture that honors the perspectives and identities of our employees, our communities and those impacted by our work.

We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.

MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans Employer.

Reasonable Accommodations:

MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please visit Tetra Tech’s Disability Assistance Page. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

How to apply

To apply: Please visit our website, Access to Justice Component Lead, USAID/Guinea Rule of Law and Access to Justice (ROLAJ) Activity, Guinea – Tetra Tech Careers (selectminds.com)

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