Date of Issue: 5 January 2007
This vacancy is open to applicants of either sex. Preference
will be given to equally qualified women candidates.
Decades of civil conflict have had a negative impact on governance in Liberia. The legislative, judiciary and law-enforcement institutions suffer from severe capacity deficits and are operating under laws and regulations that require urgent reform. The institutional and operational gaps in the Governance and Rule of Law sector are further compounded by a lack of confidence amongst the populace in the justice system. As Liberia embarks on the recovery and reconstruction of the Governance and Rule of Law Sector, a multitude of interrelated problems will impede progress and present obstacles unless urgently tackled.
Under the Liberia Reconstruction and Development Committee (LRDC), the government has established a framework for addressing the pressing challenges in the priority pillars of Security, Governance and Rule of Law, Economic Revitalization, Infrastructure and Basic Social Services. These are the pillars upon which the newly developed Interim Poverty Reduction Paper (iPRSP) is built. The iPRSP is expected to provide the roadmap towards long-term MDGs-based planning.
As the Government makes progress in advancing the reconstruction agenda, there will be a need for immediate and medium-term interventions which address weaknesses in Governance and Rule of Law sector. Specific attention will need to be made to strengthen the Governance and Rule of Law institutions (police, prisons, judiciary and Ministry of Justice), while at the same time raising awareness and providing legal services through a community-based, civil society, supportive approach. Such services include awareness raising, training, establishment of mechanisms and networks for the provision of legal information, advocacy and rule of law.
The Governance and Rule of Law Officer (GRLO) will work under the overall guidance of the Chair, LRDC Governance and Rule of Law Pillar and under the direct supervision of the designated MPEA Pillar Focal Point
The objective of the GRLO to provide administrative and programmatic support to the Governance and Rule of Law Pillar by performing the following duties:
• In consultation with the Focal Point, collect and process data
on activities specified in iPRS from members of the Governance
and Rule of Law Pillar on a regular basis
• Master degree in the social sciences with emphasis on Political
Science, Public Administration, International Relations, law or
any related field
• Mature personality, capable of handling sensitive situations,
and good contacts within government and amongst partners in Liberia’s
Email application to this vacancy should be sent to email@example.com. Please insert Vacancy Announcement Number in the Subject of the email or written application. Applications without the Vacancy Announcement Number or with the incorrect Vacancy Announcement Number will not be accepted. Attach photocopies of qualifications (i.e. technical certificates and academicals) and a one-page cover letter indicating your interest and suitability for the position.
Please note that applications received after the closing date
will not be considered. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted
for an interview.
Deputy Resident Representative (Operations)
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