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Trial Monitoring Specialist Internship 2024 at UNDP in Iraq

Trial Monitoring Specialist Internship 2024 at UNDP in Iraq

Country: Iraq
City: Baghdad
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Trial Monitoring Specialist Internship 2024 at UNDP in Iraq

The Trial Monitoring Specialist Internship, part of outcome 2, focuses on grand corruption cases in Iraq, including Kurdistan. The Specialist monitors high-level criminal proceedings across governorates, reviews casefiles, and reports to UNAMI HRO, supervised by the Senior Trial Monitoring Specialist, based in Baghdad.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Trial Monitoring Specialist will implement the trial monitoring programme and undertake the following specific tasks:

  • Ensure effective monitoring of trials, investigative hearings and data collection:
    • Gather and verify information using a variety of tools including interviews with investigators, prosecutors, judges, lawyers, media reports, verdicts, warrants etc. and all that enable better case identification, selection and tracking in cases’ records.
    • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of data through routine quality checks and control of the TM Database.
    • Coordinate data entry, classification and design enhancement with the UNAMI HRO data monitoring officer, in consultation with the programme supervisors.
    • Conduct regular data analysis to identify trends, patterns, and key performance indicators, for improvement of the TM Programme and activities.
  • Analysis and Reports of Trial Monitoring Data:
    • Coordinate with  theTrial Monitoring Specialist in conducting the preliminary assessment of existing conditions of trial monitoring programme regarding grand corruption cases.
    • Prepare and submit regular reports on programme progress, outcomes, and impact.
    • Customize reports for different stakeholders, ensuring that information is presented in a clear and accessible manner.
    • Collaborate with other team members to gather input of Trial Monitoring Programme for comprehensive reports of the ACAI project.
    • Identify opportunities for process improvement in reporting activities and suggest enhancements to streamline reporting processes.
  • Ensure effective Monitoring, Evaluation and Quality Assurance: 
    • Facilitate in monitoring the implementation of the framework for the TM programme activities.
    • Conduct regular evaluations to assess the TM programme’s impact and effectiveness of TM programme activities.
    • Provide recommendations based on evaluation findings to improve TM programme outcomes.
    • Conduct quality checks on reports to ensure accuracy and consistency.
    • Seek feedback from TM programme and ACAI project to continuously improve the quality of reporting.
  • Build strategic Stakeholder engagement:
    • Liaise with and maintainstrong relationships with justice institutions to ensure their cooperation, buy-in, access, and support for the implementation of the trial monitoring activities.
    • Build trust, communicate and work closely with all the stakeholders of the trial monitoring programme;
    • Enlist the cooperation of non-governmental entities such as bar associations, legal representatives’ union and CSOs,
    • Identify the appropriate levels of interaction with stakeholders and advise the project management on sustaining dialogue and cooperation with them.
  • Facilitation of workshops andconferences: 
    • Facilitate  the organization of workshops, conferences and public events including logistics, design, clerical support, and translation.
    • Facilitate with the procurement, administrative and financial processes to ensure timely holding of workshops and conferences.
  • General management support: 
    • Ensures timelyimplementation of the project work plan.
    • Ensures timely and adequate reporting against plans, including timely and articulate progress reports.
    • Manages day to day administrative mattersfor the projectwith coordination with administrative team.
    • Support translation of legal documents such as verdicts, project documents, letters, and reports, and with interpretation during meetings with stakeholders.

Institutional Arrangement:

The Trial Monitoring Specialist shall report directly to the Trial Monitoring Specialist – Team Lead.

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Required Skills and Experience for Trial Monitoring Specialist Internship 

  • Min. Education requirements
    • Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in Law, or related field is required, or
    • A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree) in the above-mentioned fields of study, in combination with an additional 2 years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Min. years of work experience
    • Minimum 5 years (with master’s degree) and 7 years (with bachelor’s degree) of relevant experience in criminal law and procedures, judicial system, criminal justice, and rule of law.
  • Required skills
    • Experience and sound knowledge of legal procedures and court processes.
    • Demonstrated strong communication skills and ability to engage in substantive legal and technical discussions with public officials and other stakeholders.
    • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.), database packages, and web-based management systems such as ERP.”
  • Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section
    • Experience in developing or implementing anti-corruption strategies or projects or participating in related seminars, workshops, or training is an asset.
    • Expertise in anti-corruption issues, assets recovery and financial crimes is an asset.
    • Experience in training government officials is an asset. 
    • Experience with judiciary and justice system.
    • Experience in working directly with UN agencies.
    • Demonstrated experience in monitoring especially ability to remain impartial and objective 
  • Required Language(s)
    • Fluency in English and Arabic is required.
    • Professional Certificates

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Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline24 May,2024



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