PEJ is looking for a legal consultant to assist in our projects on Sudan, report directly to the Sudan Country Director, and lead the implementation of one of our largest projects in the country.
Who are we?
Project Expedite Justice (PEJ) is a United States based NGO, with 501(c)(3) charitable organization status founded in 2016. PEJ’s mission is to use all available legal options to seek justice for individuals who are inadequately protected under the law, who cannot access legal resources, and who are exploited by governments, corporations, or others. For our mission, PEJ applies a novel, victim-centered approach to addressing mass atrocities. PEJ’s three-step model consists of training, mentoring, and providing independent legal consulting. We partner and train local lawyers and investigators to collect, analyze, and preserve evidence according to international legal standards. Without evidence, there can be no accountability. We further build local capabilities and forward the justice process through case-specific mentoring and strategic guidance to local legal practitioners and investigators. Finally, we partner with local NGOs, pro bono law firms, and legal clinics to represent victims of international crimes and serious human rights abuses in court or alternative judicial mechanisms. We have projects in various countries and are an inclusive team that includes people working remotely from many different places, including several countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and the USA. We are looking for a new legal consultant for our work in Sudan to lead the implementation of one of our most significant projects in the country. We are deeply committed to increasing the opportunity for lawyers from the global majority / global south to participate in international Rule of Law based non-profits. People from Sudan and other countries from the global majority are encouraged to apply for this role.
What is the job?
The Legal Consultant will assist PEJ in our projects on Sudan, will report directly to the Sudan Country Director, and will lead the implementation of one of our largest projects in the country. The Legal Consultant will mentor 10 organizations in Sudan on proposing and executing microgrants and will evaluate their project execution. They will have to design and deliver training and mentoring sessions with local organizations, groups, and lawyers, and continue PEJ’s assistance to local Sudanese organizations.
What are the contract terms?
This is an outputs-based, in-person and/or remote consulting contract, expected to take full working time for a duration of 12 months with a possibility of extension.
What is the scope of work?
The Legal Consultant for Sudan will provide training, mentoring and capacity building to local organizations involved in documenting and reporting human rights violations with the view towards the creation of legal cases where appropriate.
What will you do
You will support the Sudan team at PEJ.
You will be the primary point of contact with local stakeholders and primary trainer, mentor, and consultant.
You will design, develop, and deliver training and mentoring on Human Rights, International Justice, International Criminal Justice, and Transitional Justice to local lawyers, groups, and organizations.
You will monitor and guide the development of local investigations and cases
You will be a part of PEJ’s multicultural team. You will help make PEJ’s work possible by writing concept notes, project proposals, supervising junior consultants and interns, and participating in PEJ’s fundraising activities.
Your talents and skills!
A law degree or law background.
A background or master’s degree in criminal law or international criminal law is desired.
A background or master’s degree in human rights law is desired.
Full professional proficiency in Sudanese Arabic and English.
Being Sudanese, having lived in Sudan, or having significant knowledge about Sudan.
Demonstrated record of professional experience working with human rights institutions and civil society organizations.
General knowledge of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
Proven expertise and work record in capacity development, including coaching and mentoring.
Ability to write high-quality analytical memos and reports in a clear, concise, accurate, and persuasive manner.
Strong communication, advocacy, and negotiation skills.
Great teamwork skills.
Good practical knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel.
Cultural, gender, religion, and age sensitivity and adaptability.
How to apply!
Please send your
CV (max two pages)
Cover letter (including your thoughts on what challenges you would want to tackle first if you were to join the organization)
By email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Application: Sudan Legal Consultant” in the subject line.