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7 Nov 2018

Terms of Reference for Mobile Court Coordinator

Job Description

دولة إقليم جوبالاند الصومالية

وزارة العدل والدستور

والشؤون الدينية



Wasaaradda Garsoorka, Cadaaladda

& Arrimaha Diinta



Ministry of Judiciary Justice & Religious Affairs

Terms of Reference for Mobile Court Coordinator

General Information

Title: Mobile Court Coordinator
Duration of the assignment: 3 Months (With possibility of Extension subject to performance and funding)
Department: Judiciary
Duty Station: Kismayo
Supervisor:     Under the supervision of the Judiciary director or Jubaland chief judge
Date of Issue:             8 November 2018
Closing Date: 22 November 2018

Under the direct supervision of the Judiciary Director of the Ministry of Justice the Mobile Court Coordinator will perform the following duties:

  1. Supervise and coordinate and report against the operation of the Mobile Courts.
  2. Form Mobile Court teams in consultation with all relevant stakeholders including the Ministry of Justice, Higher Court, Attorney General Office, ADR, Bar Association, and Legal Aid Providers. The teams shall include judges and clerks, prosecutors, and legal aid lawyers and traditional elders.
  3. Link the Mobile court efforts with ADR centers in  Jubbaland
  4. Prepare a plan to prioritize cases relating to women and children for hearing at the Mobile Court.
  5. Combine awareness sessions with Mobile Courts in the target areas prior to Mobile Courts’ hearings and explain to citizens how they can file a case with the Mobile courts.
  6. Prepare and share with UNDP and other relevant stakeholders a timetable and a monthly work-plan with detailed budget for the Mobile Courts indicating travel dates and all necessary details.
  7. Maintain properly organized case files and records for all cases registered and processed by Mobile Courts.
  8. Facilitate for UNDP and all interested parties to observe random hearings of Mobile Court sessions.
  9. Hold all cases publicly and in accordance with the Constitution and international standards of fair trial.
  10. Make prior public announcements on upcoming Mobile Courts sessions and ensure information reaches target locations in advance of missions.
  11. Establish referral mechanisms to ensure local community representatives are aware of how to contact judicial representatives in advance of Mobile Court visits.
  12. Compile and share monthly narrative report with the Ministry and UNDP on Mobile Court activities including the cases undertaken and the trials conducted. Reports should also include (a) the names and profile of legal aid clients; (b) the facts of the case for which they are standing trial and the stage of the legal proceeding; (c) a certified copy of the interlocutory and final judgment of the court where appropriate; (d) any follow-up required and recommendations for future interventions.
  13. Prepare quarterly reports on Mobile Court operations.
  14. Prepare reports of the mobile courts as per missions covered.


  • Demonstrates integrity, impartiality, fairness, honesty and truthfulness in daily activities and behaviors.
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Leads teams effectively and shows mentoring as well as conflict resolutions skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to share knowledge, mentor and coach people so as to transfer skills.
  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback.
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
  • Understanding of gender issues highly desirable.
  • Demonstrates competence on promoting gender transformation in institutional culture and practices

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced university degree in law from a recognized university.
  • At least 3-5 years of work/professional experience in the field of law or judiciary
  • Strong experience in operating Mobile Courts.
  • Fluency in English and Somali is required.

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please submit the following relevant documents:

  1. CV along with application letter and;
  2. Verified Copies of academic Certificates or transcripts;
  3. In your application letter, please indicate if you have particular expertise or experience related to the tasks above, as well as if you are available for three (3) Months assignments.

Interested candidates should submit their CV along with their application letter via e-mail  copying and not latter that 22 November 2018  at 4:30PM in Somalia time.

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