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  • Team Leader: Criminal Justice Reform Expert

Team Leader: Criminal Justice Reform Expert

Advancing Reforms in the Justice Sector, Georgia

Tbilisi, Georgia


Monday, April 10, 2023

Interested candidates should send their CV 

October 2023.

36 months.

GDSI Limited of Ireland has been shortlisted for the EU-funded project “Advancing Reforms in the Justice Sector, Georgia”. 

Overall objective:

The overall objective (Impact) to which this action contributes is:
To support Georgia in advancing reforms in the justice sector with a particular focus on the implementation of EU related commitments, notably the EU-Georgia Association Agreement/Association Agenda.

Specific objective(s):

The specific objective (Outcome) of this contract is as follows:
Capacities of key criminal justice sector institutions further strengthened for the implementation of EU related commitments.

Expected outputs:
The expected outputs of this contract are as follows:
Output 1 – Criminal Justice sector interagency coordination mechanisms and practices are further strengthened, crime related data collection and analysis systems and evidence based policy development practises further enhanced.
Output 2 – Analytical and operational capabilities of the investigation and prosecution services are further enhanced and full-fledged intelligence-led and community-oriented policing is introduced.
Output 3 – Capacities increased for preventing and addressing crimes against vulnerable groups and children, gender based violence and domestic violence.
Output 4 – Support is provided for further development of use of non-custodial sanctions and measures, early release mechanism and restorative justice system at large

To download the Terms of Reference for this assignment please click here.

Required Profile:

Team Leader: Criminal Justice Reform Expert

Expected Input: minimum 450 working days.

The Team Leader shall be responsible for achieving the results by providing and mobilising technical advice to the beneficiaries in all areas defined under the Terms of Reference and, in this respect, for strategic guidance of the project activities in line with the Contract.

The Team Leader shall also be primarily responsible for interaction with stakeholders at strategic planning level, overall design and implementation of the project activities, management of financial and human resources, all other principal managerial risks.

The Team Leader shall be able to effectively steer the policy dialogue on criminal justice matters, establish professional communication and partnership with the project beneficiaries and other stakeholders, as well as represent the project at all levels.

S/he will have the following background/experience:

Qualifications and skills:

  • At least Master or equivalent university degree in law or criminology, or equivalent relevant professional experience of a minimum of 5 years, in addition to the general professional experience required;
  • Fluent written and oral communication in English.

General professional experience (gained within last 15 years before the tender submission deadline):

  • Minimum 8 years working experience on criminal justice reform;
  • Asset: At least one year of cumulative working experience in Georgia and/or other Eastern Partnership and/or IPA II countries.

Specific professional experience (gained within last 15 years before the tender submission deadline):

  • At least 5 years cumulative working experience with EU Member State criminal justice sector institutions at a Ministry of Justice and/or law enforcement and/or penitentiary/probation system and/or prosecutorial system;
  • At least 2 years of international consultant experience working on aligning criminal justice systems with European standards.
  • Experience in working with principles related to gender equality and the rights-based approach.
  • At least 350 working days of experience as a team leader in at least one donor-funded project in the criminal justice sector.
  • Asset: at least 3 years experience in delivering trainings on criminal justice matters.

All experts must bе independent and free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities they take on.