Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Ita Nia Rai, Legal Specialist, Deadline March 15, 2010.


Legal Specialist

Project Background:
Working in close cooperation with the Ministry of Justice and the Direcção Nacional de Terras e Propriedades (DNTP), this 5-year project will build on past USAID Land Law Programs to provide support to the Government of Timor-Leste in the area of land and property.

The project’s objectives include:
1) Strengthening Policy, Law and Regulations;
2) Developing Land Administration and Information Systems;
3) Resolving Disputes; and
4) Increasing Public Awareness.

The Project comprises 5 tasks in the pursuit of the objectives noted above;
1) Public Information Awareness / Increased Transparency;
2) Land Policy Laws and Implementing Regulations;
3) Support to a National Land Commission (NLC);
4) Land Administration (Cadastral, Registration and Land Titling System); and,
5) Dispute Resolution, Mediation and Processes for Competing Claims to Land.

The Legal Specialist will work under the direct supervision and management of the Chief of Party and will work closely with the Gender Specialist and Dispute Prevention and Mediation Specialists.

The responsibilities of the Legal Specialist include but are not limited to the following:

Legal Research
Researching issues in relation to Indonesian and Portuguese Land Law Assisting in the development of land policy and draft land laws Writing Legal analyses in relation to the impact of the policies and law Legal research on gender issues and the law Other legal research as required

Legal Public Information
Conducting Public Consultations and Land Law Socialization in respect of land-related laws Providing legal rights presentations to the public and gender focal groups Other public information relating to the law as required

Training Support
Conducting training to Field Coordinators, Data Collectors and others in relation to land laws, property rights and ethics Other legal training as required

Task 2 Planning and Organization
Task 2 annual planning and implementation of Task 2 strategies for each year.

Other planning and task organization activities as reasonably required to attain project objectives

General Support
Provide general support to other Tasks and Project Administration as required

Applications to be sent to:

Please submit your cover letter, CV and the names and contact details of 3 referees by email and in the subject line, refer to the job title of the position. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Cover letter and CV must be sent to > by 15 March 2010 at 18:00.