Programme Assistant (Justice Zone)

Job categories Legal, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2019/B5512/17352
Department/office AR, KHOH, Philippines
Duty station Davao City, Philippines
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-5
Duration Open ended
Application period 09-Feb-2019 to 24-Feb-2019


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Background Information – Philippines

UNOPS Philippines was established in early 2016 to support, develop and oversee UNOPS' growing portfolio of programmes and projects in the Philippines. The office currently provides implementation services to a range of projects where we work very closely with development partners, the Government and the Supreme Court focusing on the Governance/Justice, health and infrastructure sector.

The office is based in Manila, Philippines with project sides in the Tacloban and Iloilo area.  

UNOPS Philippines is in the process of expanding its area of engagement in cooperation with its development partners and is looking for qualified and committed experts.


Background Information – Job Specific

The Government of the Republic of the Philippines with the support of the European Union is implementing the Justice Sector Reform Programme: Governance in Justice (GOJUST). GOJUST is funded by the European Union to the value of EUR 16,000,000 and with the support of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (EUR 2,000,000). The overall objective of GOJUST is: To contribute to inclusive growth and poverty reduction through a strengthened justice system and its specific objective is: To increase the efficiency, effectiveness and accountability of the formal justice system. The programme is being implemented from April 2016 to September 2019.

GOJUST seeks to achieve four major result areas, as follows:

  • Result 1: Sector-wide coordination of the justice system strengthened and long-term reform strategy developed;
  • Result 2: Backlog curtailed in courts and prosecution services and case management system streamlined and computerised (with focus on 'justice zones');
  • Result 3: Justice sector agencies’ administrative and financial management systems improved;
  • Result 4: National/Regional Human Rights Institutions and CSO’s capacity to promote accountability and fight impunity for major human rights violations strengthened.

The support provided under this program will have a far reaching effect on the entire justice system, and will impact on three main agencies of government, namely the Judiciary, led by the Supreme Court at the apex, the Department of Justice, which includes the prosecution service, the correctional system, the public attorneys, the National Bureau of Investigation,  and the Department of Interior and Local Government, which includes the police, the local detention facilities and the barangay justice system. 

The first annual work plan of the programme has been approved by the Programme Steering Committee last 24 October 2016, and part of that work plan involves the hiring of additional contractual staff to assist in the reform programme. These particular terms of reference refer to the hiring of two Administrative Assistant whose main functions would be to support Result Area 2.

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Project Manager, the incumbent ...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Completion of secondary school diploma is required. A unit in law or gra...

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the law and justice field is require...

Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement Contract level: LICA-5 Cont...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time (CET) Applicat...

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