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Consultancy – Senior Criminal Trial Expert

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With funds from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Counterterrorism, IDLO is implementing a 24-month project entitled “Supporting the Somali Justice Institutions to Combat Complex Crimes in Somalia”.

The overall Project goal is to strengthen the capacity of justice sector actors to prosecute, defend and adjudicate complex crimes. This Project addresses ways in which IDLO can collaborate with Somali government institutions in building on its existing programs by ensuring that the work undertaken by justice sector actors translates into effective prosecution and adjudication that is consistent with national and international human rights standards.


The position falls within the framework of IDLO’s engagement in supporting the Somali Justice Institutions to combat complex crimes in Somalia. The Senior Criminal Trial Expert will work in collaboration with IDLO Somalia’s Country Office staff, Somali government representatives, Somali justice sector actors, as well as other stakeholders.

The incumbent will report to the Country Director and closely coordinate with the Project Coordinator for Complex Crimes, The Consultancy will be provided over a period of 3.5 months from June 15, 2020 to September 30, 2020. The incumbent will be responsible for the implementation of the following activities and deliverables:

1) Undertake the IDLO online Training of Trainers (TOT) to familiarize with IDLO Training methodology and send the certificate of completion to IDLO (  before commencing the design of the trainings.

2) Development of a Mock Trial Materials, based on a ficticious terrorism case. This includes:

  • Create Agenda for a three day trial advocacy training session for judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys. In this three day trial advocacy session, the participants will practice for the mock trial.
  • Create coaching material for three mentors (one mentor will be assigned to each group of judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys)
  • Draft mock trial material, including the case report, proofs, witness statements, evidence, exhibit logs, notes to mentors, notes to judges, notes to prosecutors, notes to defense attorneys.

 Delivery period: June 30, 3030

 Remuneration upon deliverable: USD 7,500 USD

3) Travel to Mogadishu, Somalia and deliver a 3 day trial advocacy mentoring session and a 2 day mock trial;

  • During your trip to Mogadishu, you will provide mentorship to the justice actors during the 3 day trial advocacy sessions and 2 day mock trial;
  • Provide technical advice to IDLO staff during the delivery period as well as attend meetings or relevant conferences/events related to the area of the consultancy if requested .

 Delivery Period: September 15, 2020

 Remuneration upon deliverable: USD 7,500 USD


Education and Work Experience 

  • Advanced University degree in Law with expertise on Criminal Justice;
  • Five (or more) years’ work experience in the governance or legal reform;
  • Experience in designing and conducting mock trials is preferred;
  • Courtroom experience is highly desirable;
  • Proven experience in training and mentoring;
  • Work experience in Somalia is highly desirable;

Language skills

  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Specific Technical skills and competencies

  • Highly organized, with a problem-solving attitude;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines, flexibility and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Keen sense of ethics, integrity and commitment to IDLO’s mandate;




The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Contractor assigned to this work. This may not be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.

The Director-General of IDLO reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities or even to cancel the recruitment to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

Application deadline is June 10, 2020.  Due to an urgent need, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.



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Mogadishu, Somalia
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