Juvenile Justice Adviser (Rule of Law Good Governance Advisor).

Posted 8 months ago by GIZ
Location Baghdad Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO

Job description:

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a global service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, with more than 23,000 employees in over 120 countries. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment, energy and the environment, and peace and security. Our business volume is around 3.3 billion euros. As a public-benefit federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government – in particular, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) – and many public and private sector clients in achieving their objectives in international cooperation and offering people better prospects and sustainably improving their living conditions Support to Stabilization and Violence Prevention in Iraq (SSVPI)

The GIZ project “Support to Stabilization and Violence Prevention in Iraq” (SSVPI) supports the stabilization process in Iraq and contributes to the prevention of violence and violent extremism through coordination on stabilization, a funding facility addressing drivers of radicalization, and a component on dealing with the past / restorative and juvenile justice.

We are a motivated, and dynamic team that values ownership of one’s areas of responsibility while working in a team and showing a cooperative spirit. We welcome applications from
personalities with similar qualities.

The SSVPI Project is looking for a Project Adviser to plan and guide the implementation of the project’s work on the rehabilitation and reintegration of juvenile detainees and as well as on rehabilitation and reintegration of perceived ISIL affiliates – with a particular focus on Anbar.

Your tasks

  • Technical advisory and development of concepts/approaches on rehabilitation and reintegration of juveniles in detention and perceived ISIL-affiliates returning to their areas of origin.
  • Partner management and liaison with key governmental partners, incl. ONSA and the Ministry of Justice, local government, as well as joint planning and co-creation of the activities.
  • Development and maintenance of an operational plan, incl. monitoring, and documentation of activities. 
  • Design, organization and implementation of needs assessments, trainings and quality assurance in the juvenile justice system.
  • Designing and implementing the rehabilitation and reintegration efforts in Anbar, with a focus on Heet and Falludja.
  • Linking the project’s activities to the governmental process on return, rehabilitation, and reintegration of Iraqi nationals from Al Hol, co-chaired by the UN.
  • Procurement of services incl. identification of experts/service providers, the tendering and management of said service providers.
  • Where appropriate and reasonable, the position holder is willing to perform tasks outside the scope of the job description.

Your profile

Formal Qualifications

  • University degree (min. M.A.) in social studies, public administration or a related field.
  • Lack of relevant degree can be compensated with substantial working experience in relevant governmental institutions or international organisations.
  • Overall minimum of 5 years working experience, of which at least 3 years in the field of juvenile justice, the prevention on violence and extremism or on reintegration perceived ISIL-affiliated families
  • Experience to engage with governmental stakeholders on various levels, ranging from DG to representatives on governorate level, preferably with MoJ, and in the context of juvenile justice, specifically juveniles in detention

Technical Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and expertise on juvenile justice, with a focus on ISIL-affiliated youth, as well as the prevention of violent extremism and rehabilitation and reintegration of perceived ISIL-affiliates
  • Experience in approaches to social work, preferably in the contect of juvenile detention
  • Distinct experience in designing, planning and implementing activities in Iraq, preferably linked to social cohesion, IDP reintegration and social work
  • Experience in delivering trainings and facilitate workshops with governmental stakeholders and partner on national and governorate level

Soft Skills

  • Good working knowledge of ITC technologies and computer applications (e.g. MS Office/MS Teams)
  • Strong organisational competence, strong communication skills and ability to adopt according to context
  • Strong managerial and organisational competencies, with the ability to think multiple steps ahead
  • Team player and readiness to collaborate

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Fluency in Arabic and English are mandatory (written and spoken)
  • Very good working knowledge of ITC technologies and computer applications (e.g. MS Office, MS Teams, Zoom/Webex et.Al.)
  • Ability to travel within Iraq regularly and possibly internationally is required

Important notes for your application
The reference number and position must be mentioned in the subject line of the email, Ref: (BGH- SSVPI22-095) Juvenile Justice Adviser Subject line of the application should clearly indicate the vacancy applied for.

The use of GIZ templates is mandatory, all applications that do not use the template will not be

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications passed the expiration date of the
advertisement will not be considered.

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