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Mobile Court Coordinator

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Ministry of Justice & Judicial Affairs

General Information

Title: Mobile Court Coordinator
Duration of the assignment: 3 Months (With possibility of Extension subject to performance and funding)
Type of contract: Service contract
Duty Station: Dhusomareb
Supervisor:     Under the supervision of the Minister (or anyone the Minister may delegate)
Date of Issue:             28/9/2019
Closing Date: 10/10/2019

Under the direct supervision of the Minister of Justice (or anyone he may delegate to), the Technical Coordinator will perform the following duties:

  1. Supervise and coordinate and report against the operation of Mobile Courts.
  2. Form Mobile Court teams in Galmudug and a special team to handle cases in consultation with all relevant stakeholders including the Ministry of Justice,  and Legal Aid Providers. The teams shall include judges and clerks, prosecutors, and legal aid lawyers. The composition of each Mobile Court team should be one judge for ordinary criminal and civil cases, a panel of 2 judges for assize cases and cases in front of the Ministry of Justice , one prosecutor, one legal aid lawyer and registrar.
  3. Prepare a plan to prioritize cases relating to women and children for hearing at the Mobile Court.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Maintain properly organized case files and records for all cases registered and processed by Mobile Courts.
  7. Facilitate for UNDP and all interested parties to observe random hearings of Mobile Court sessions.
  8. Hold all cases publicly and in accordance with the Constitution and international standards of fair trial.
  9. Make prior public announcements on upcoming Mobile Courts sessions and ensure information reaches target locations in advance of missions.
  10. Establish referral mechanisms to ensure local community representatives are aware of how to contact judicial representatives in advance of Mobile Court visits.
  11. Compile and share monthly narrative report with 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.
  12. Prepare quarterly financial reports on Mobile Court operations substantiating the use of the provided funds with supporting documents.
  1. Develop a simple reporting format for capturing progress against agreed deliverables to be used and quality narrative reports using this format.
  2. Track and analyze progress towards agreed outputs and activities as per the agreement with UNDP including regular monitoring of the delivery of consultants/advisors and graduate interns.
  3. Highlight risks and challenges that may hinder/delay implementation, and provide recommendations to address those risks and challenges.
  4. Ensure all data collected and reported are dis-aggregated by sex.
  1. Ensure that gender issues are addressed in all documents and included in trainings and training materials.
  2. Ensure the organization and conducting of meetings/workshops/trainings by the MINISTRY OF JUSTICE .
  3. Preparation of quality meeting minutes and training/workshop reports.
  4. Document lessons learnt and best practices for use in future support on a monthly basis.
  5. Be responsible for managing the financial and administrative aspects of the agreement that the Ministry of Justice has with UNDP as well as other related duties assigned by the Director General.
  6. Be responsible for managing the financial aspects of meetings, workshops and trainings.
  7. Be responsible for carrying recruitment and procurement activities in line with Somalia National Systems policies and international standards


  • 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/ form a recognized university.
  • At least 10-15 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 a copy of passport size photograph;
  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 five (3) Months assignments.

Interested candidates should submit their CV along with their application letter via e-mail moj.gmss@gmail.com  copying isse.mohamud@undp.org not latter that 6:00am

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