The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) is a worldwide network of judges and lawyers united in affirming international law and rule of law principles that advance human rights.
The ICJ is seeking a Legal Consultant to support its work on the rule of law and human rights law as part of its Europe and Central Asia team working on Uzbekistan.
The post is based in Tashkent. Initial contract period is six months. Strong work outputs may lead to further extension.
The Legal Consultant will contribute to implementing the ICJ's programme of work in Uzbekistan and in particular will:
carry out monitoring and analysis of the legislation of Uzbekistan concerning legal issues relative to human rights in Uzbekistan;
carry out research of international law on relevant to Uzbekistan issues and topics;
contribute to ICJ statements, briefings, press-releases, advocacy papers on the issues related to the independence of the judiciary and the legal profession as well as human rights and the rule of law in Uzbekistan;
organize and facilitate in organization of events in Uzbekistan on behalf of the ICJ;
provide advice on the issues of Uzbekistan law to ICJ staff members;
liaise on behalf of the ICJ with the main stakeholders in Uzbekistan, including government officials, members of the judiciary and the legal profession, IGOs, INGOs, national CSOs, scholars and other independent experts;
carry out other such tasks upon request by the relevant ICJ staff members.
Education and experience
· University degree in law; further academic studies in international law, or human rights law are a benefit;
· At least 2 years of experience of research on international and national law, rule of law, including in Uzbekistan and/or other countries of the Central Asian region.
· Excellent knowledge and understanding of the legal system and legislation of Uzbekistan;
· Strong analytical and writing skills;
· Fluency in the English and Russian languages; fluency in Uzbek is an advantage;
· Demonstrated commitment to human rights and the rule of law.
How to apply
APPLICATIONS should be addressed no later than 12 pm CET 10 May 2021 with your resume (maximum two pages), a cover letter (maximum two pages) and the names of at least two references to:
Ref: Uzbekistan national consultant
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please appreciate that due to the volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We cannot answer phone enquiries. The ICJ is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity and values a diverse workforce. The ICJ’s policy is to practice a fair and non-discriminatory recruitment and selection procedures and to strive for and maintain international and multi-cultural personnel. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.