Updated: Feb 12, 2019
The Guernica Centre for International Justice is seeking a vibrant and committed legal professional to serve as a specialized consultant for the implementation of various initiatives aimed at promoting the protection of victims’ rights in Colombia. The consultancy will be based in Colombia.
About the Guernica Centre
The Guernica Centre is a non-profit law group that seeks to represent victims in their pursuit of truth, justice and accountability. Recently founded, the Guernica Centre is an innovative international organization that implements a unique approach to international accountability, following a three-fold strategy: 1) engaging directly with victims and their communities; 2) establishing long-term partnerships with national actors to build comprehensive, context-specific justice initiatives; and 3) providing highly technical legal services in national, international and transnational legal initiatives.
The Guernica Centre focuses on the development of transitional justice and accountability mechanisms in conflict and post-conflict scenarios, as well as providing representation of groups and individual victims seeking redress. The Centre is part of the larger Guernica Group (https://www.guernicagroup.org), which as an international structure with offices in London, Madrid and San Francisco, and a team of lawyers from the UK, Europe and United States of America with proven professional experience building accountability strategies around the globe. Members of our team have been recognized for their ability to develop strategic transnational litigation strategies before domestic courts and international tribunals.
About the consultancy in Colombia
The Guernica Centre is implementing a series of projects in Colombia and is seeking to recruit a Colombian legal professional with proven expertise and grounded experience in the field of human rights and the protection of victims’ rights.
The purpose of the consultancy is to strengthen the Guernica Centre’s capacity to respond to the evolving situation in Colombia, respond to its commitments with partners, and enhance its ability to identify risks and opportunities allowing it to advance its goals.
Responsibilities will include: drafting of analytical reports; production of legal memorandums; conduction of training and outreach activities; reporting on events of significance; reporting on programmatic activities; participating in meetings and consultations with Guernica Centre partners; assessing case files; and participating in project planning and monitoring activities, amongst others.
In addition to a legal degree, advanced training in other disciplines will be valued. The legal professional will have to demonstrate at least 10 years of relevant professional experience in areas linked to the protection of human rights.
All candidates must specify how much experience, if any, they possess in project management and supervision of international cooperation projects or grants.
Well-developed written and verbal skills in Spanish and English are required to conduct this consultancy.
If you are interested, please send a brief cover letter (written in English and not to exceed two pages), expressing your interest, motivation and presenting your qualifications, together with a copy of your current résumé (written in Spanish and not to exceed three pages).
Please e-mail all materials to following e-mail: GuernicaCentre@gcij.org
The deadline for all applications will be 28 February 2019.
We look forward to hearing from you. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The Guernica Centre for International Justice team.