Access to justice jobs: UNDP project manager, Goma, Congo Democratic Republic

June 17, 2012 at 2:54 pm Leave a comment

In eastern DRC, fighting between armed groups, high criminality and impunity have characterized the justice and human rights landscape of the region.  As a result of the magnitude of the abuses, the ongoing conflict and and the lack of available resources the national judicial system has been unable to respond to these violations.

The prevalence of impunity contributes to undermine the basic security of populations. Legal uncertainty and the chronic lack of access to justice are obstacles to the stabilization of the region and the restoration of lasting peace. An environment conducive to human development can only be achieved through an increasing respect for human rights and rule of law.

To reinforce and complement initiatives underway in Eastern DRC, UNDP has developed different projects aimed at promoting access to justice for the population, in particular women. Ongoing projects shall contribute to: a) increase awareness about legal and judicial protection mechanisms available to the population; b) improve access to legal aid and assistance by the local population; c) strengthen and improve law enforcement and judicial presence and performance in the territories and response to the population demands.

The Project Manager will be based in Goma, with frequent travels within North/South Kivu and Ituri whenever required to the UNDP Country Office base in Kinshasa. Based in Goma, he will work under the overall coordination of the Head of the Field Office in Eastern DRC. The Project Manager will be supervised by the Head of Office Nord Kivu with matrix reporting to and direct technical backstopping from the Coordinator of the Judiciary and Security Governance Cluster based in Kinshasa.

Read here more about the position of Access to justice project manager in Goma, Congo Democratic Republic

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Entry filed under: Access to Justice, Access to Justice Jobs.

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