Delegation of the European Union to Armenia

Job Advertisement. National Long Term Expert/ EU Grant “Consolidation of the Justice System in Armenia”

09/04/2020 - 15:43
EU project positions

Job Advertisement. National Long Term Expert 2 EU Grant “Consolidation of the Justice System in Armenia”

The German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation (IRZ) was awarded the EU Grant “Consolidation of the Justice System in Armenia” and is therefore looking for candidates for one national long term positions.

The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the independence, transparency, efficiency, accountability of and public trust in the Armenian justice system in line with the EU acquis and best practices.

The project mainly works towards enhancing the capacities of the following Armenian authorities, which are the target group of the project: the Ministry of Justice, Supreme Judicial Council, Judicial Department, judges, non-judicial court personnel, General Assembly of Judges, General Prosecutor’s Office, Corruption Prevention Commission, Chamber of Advocates and Justice Academy. The project is aimed at ensuring the proper implementation of the “Strategy on Judicial and Legal Reforms 2019-2023”, to support the relevant stakeholders in ongoing judicial reforms and contribute to the overall improvement of administrative and civil justice.

Project partners are Justice Coopération Internationale (JCI; France) and the Court Administration of Latvia.

The project is scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2020 with a duration of presumably 18 months, expected to be extended to a total project duration of 24 months.

The project starting date is to be determined following the recent developments around the Corona-Virus.

Application Procedure:

1. Deadline for applications: 4th of May 2020

Please send your CV using the EuropeAid template and cover letter via e-mail to the following contact:

2. Please indicate the reference number and the position as set out below very clearly in your email as well as in the cover letter.

3. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and might be requested to come in for interviews and/or other methods of assessment, if need be at short notice. The selection will be based on the professional background, relevant work experience, language skills and other criteria according to the requested qualifications.

4. Note: Candidates who are Armenian civil servants cannot be contracted.

5. Criteria may be revised based on the candidatures received

Position 1: National Long Term Expert 2

Based in Yerevan, Armenia full time (100%) position mid 2020 until the end of the project

Description of Responsibilities:

The National Long Term Expert 2 is responsible for the project activities with regard to reforms in the judiciary and development, this may include the implementation of court assessment as well as evaluation systems. He/she will monitor and report on his/her respective fields of responsibility.

Qualifications and professional experience:

 University degree in law / public policy / economics or a related discipline;

 Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience, preferably in the justice system, a donor-funded justice project environment or an international institution;

 In-depth professional experience (accumulated at least 3 years) in designing and implementing measures in judicial and court reforms;

 Experience in court assessment and performance evaluation will be considered an asset;

 Proven experience in project management;

 Proven knowledge of and familiarity with the Armenian justice system, justice reform process and the content of the justice reform strategy.


 Ability to implement as well as communicate solutions to problems in different (legal) environments, and provide advice on day-to-day questions from project stakeholders;

 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to motivate a multidisciplinary team of specialists and to interact with project partners and stakeholders;

 Excellent command of written and spoken English specifically with legal terminology and computer literate;

 Excellent reporting and analytical capacity;

 Political neutrality;

 Ability to understand and respect all confidential classifications of any government documents, statements or other information he/she may be given during the exercise of his/her duty.


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