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Lawyer or Political Scientist in Colombia

AGIAMONDO is the personnel service of the German Catholics for Development Cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS) we offer development workers a meaningful role working with local development agents.
The Civil Peace Service (CPS) is a staffing programme for peace-building and the prevention of violence in crisis and conflict regions. It sets out to promote a world in which conflicts are settled without violence. Working with church-related and civil-social partner organisations in Colombia, AGIAMONDO aims to make a contribution to civil conflict transformation there and to the sustainable and just development of the country through peace-building measures.

The lawyers’ collective Colectivo de Abogados “José Alvear Restrepo” (CAJAR) has been committed to the defence of human rights and the pursuit of peace with social and environmental justice in Colombia since 1979. In order to further develop the litigation strategy, we are seeking a

Lawyer or Political Scientist Specialising in International Human and Criminal Law, Bogotá, Colombia

Your new role
The Colectivo de Abogados “José Alvear Restrepo” based in Bogotá DC is one of Colombia’s most renowned lawyers’ collectives, with decades of experience in human rights work. At this historic moment in Colombia’s history, in the context of the implementation of peace treaties, this is an opportunity for you to help the partner organisation to empower victims of violence to exercise their rights and to legally review human rights abuses and bring them to the attention of the Truth Commission and Special Jurisdiction, as well as international bodies.
The organisation is a member of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and has advisory status with the Organization of American States (OAS).

Specifically, you will carry out the following tasks:
• You will support legal cases that come before the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP), the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).
• You will support the legal review of emblematic crimes in relation to their patterns and practices and document these for the relevant institutions.
• You will conduct workshops with victims of violence for individual and collective truth seeking and trauma counselling, and prepare and accompany their participation in legal cases brought before the relevant institutions.
• You will support the monitoring of the implementation of the Comprehensive System of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Non-Repetition (SIVJRNR), including the documentation and publication of the results in public and their provision for strategic players at a national and international level.
• You will support the drafting of recommendations for a restorative justice system within the framework of the SIVJRNR, aimed at processing, reparation and non-repetition of the human rights violations committed.
• You will be responsible for the proper disbursement and administration of funds on site in accordance with the donor guidelines and AGIAMONDO specifications. You will work in partnership with CAJAR in this regard.

Your profile:
• You are a lawyer, political scientist or social scientist with excellent knowledge of international (humanitarian) law or similar.
• You have excellent knowledge and several years of experience in the legal review of human rights violations (documentation, systematisation, collection of evidence and preparation of criminal cases).
• You have in-depth knowledge of international human rights law, including the Inter-American Human Rights System and international criminal law.
• You have already developed individual and collective truth and remembrance processes with victims of violence.
• Ideally, you already have experience in implementing strategies of political influence in the context of transitional justice cases.
• You are fluent in Spanish, including legal terminology.
• You can act appropriately in a church context and identify with and demonstratively share the goals and concerns of church development and peace work.
• You are an EU or Swiss citizen.

What AGIAMONDO offers:
• Individual and thorough preparation
• Three-year contract, social security and remuneration in accordance with the German Development Aid Workers Act (Entwicklungshelfergesetz)
• Cultural, language or other professional training, as well as coaching and supervision, individual advice

We look forward to receiving your detailed application by February 2, 2020.

Are you interested in becoming a Lawyer or Political Scientist in Colombia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Feb 03, 2020
Legal Advisor in DRC , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Glencore is one of the world’s largest globally diversified natural resource companies and a major producer and marketer of more than 90 commodities. Our operations comprise of around 150 mining and metallurgical sites, oil production assets and agricultural facilities – supported by a network of more than 90 offices located in over 50 countries.
We employ approximately 160, 000 people including contractors and we provide people with the opportunity to develop and grow their expertise and the confidence to grow their careers.

The Mutunda Mining Sarl (MUMI), a Glencore Plc subsidiary is 100% owned by Glencore. The mine is located 42 kilometers east of the Lualaba province’s capital Kolwezi, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Role Purpose:
Reporting into the Legal Head of Department, the Legal Advisor is expected to analyse, provide advice on and execute a range of legal matters affecting the company.

Key Areas of Responsibilities:
• Assist in the management of the company secretarial duties;
• Supervise the legal team based on the mining site in the absence of the Head of Legal;
• Maintenance of all exploration and exploitation permits;
• Manage relationships with external counsels;
• Review, interpret contracts and other legal documents;
• Provide formal legal opinions;
• Identify and manage legal risks;
• Manage legal disputes;
• Provide legal endorsement in relation to business transactions;
• Provide advice on applicable legislation and the interpretation thereof;
• Monitoring changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment;
• Management of the visas process and of the visas team based on the mining site;
• Few travels expected within the country;

Role Requirements:
• Legal background in continental law, minimum Master’s level;
• Minimum of two years of experience in law firm or as legal advisor in an international company (preferably mining/energy field). Relevant experience in a French speaking African country would be a definite asset;
• Significant international exposure during her/his career;
• Fluent in French and English;
• Resilience, flexibility and ability to manage multiple tasks daily and under pressure;
• High capacity to adapt and appetite for challenges;
• Capacity to live as part of a community;
• Follow the Glencore way – Diversified, Dedicated, and Driven;

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

Expiring: Apr 24, 2017

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