Consultant to provide training for the judicial staff on ensuring gender equality, fair treatment of people with special needs and user-friendly-access to courts

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Consultant to provide training for the judicial staff on ensuring gender equality, fair treatment of people with special needs and user-friendly-access to courts

USAID-funded Open Justice Project

Millennium DPI Partners, LLC is an international development firm based in the United States of America, which is implementing the USAID-funded Open Justice Project in Moldova. Open Justice will assist the Government of Moldova to improve the efficiency and transparency of the Moldovan judicial system and improve access to justice for citizens of Moldova.

Millennium DPI Partners, LLC, through the Open Justice Project, under Objective 2, will conduct activities to ensure that gender and the necessities of people with special needs are taken into account while developing, improving and delivering court services based on equal treatment for all. In particular, this implies easy access to information for all citizens, including those in a vulnerable condition. Additionally, it requires to increase the capacity of court employees in dealing with vulnerable court users and people with special needs.

To enhance the capacities of relevant court staff to provide court users with information and services in a user-friendly and non-biased manner, thus ensuring that all courts’ beneficiaries, regardless of their gender or special needs, their trial position, are treated fairly and with dignity, Millennium DPI Partners, LLC is seeking qualified consultant (trainer) to conduct, during the period of May – July, 2018, two trainings for judicial court staff in gender equality, the rights of people with special needs, and user-friendly access to courts.

The Consultant will perform the following tasks:

  • Develop the Work Plan that describes activities, millstones and timelines;
  • Implement the Work Plan, ensuring that milestones and timelines are met;
  • Provide expert advice and guidance and training on application of the anti-discrimination legislation and existing mechanisms for respecting the human rights of women and people with special needs, who are parties in a trial, witnesses or lawyers in court cases;
  • Develop agenda and training materials for two 2-day trainings for court staff on gender equality, fair treatment of people with special needs and user-friendly-access to courts;
  • Organize and lead two 2-day training for relevant court staff on gender equality, fair treatment of people with special needs and user-friendly-access to courts;
  • Develop post-training materials/brochures to help the trainees to further inform fellow courts staff on the training topics;
  • Finalize and deliver the Final Report on trainings.

Consultant Eligibility Criteria:

  • Master degree or another advanced degree in a related subject area (Law/Human Rights/ Gender).
  • At least 8 years of proven experience and excellent knowledge about legislation and best practices related to human rights and discrimination/gender issues in courts. Previous experience in East-Europe/Moldova is a strong advantage;
  • Proven capacity in combining formal expertise on gender mainstreaming and rights of people with special needs in the judicial system;
  • Proven experience in developing training course materials for adults;
  • Excellent written, communication, presentation and team work skills;
  • Excellent command of English both oral and written.

By May 17, 2018, 17:00 hours, Chisinau time, interested candidates should send, in English, a short cover letter, CV and contact details of 3 reference persons to [email protected], noting “Consultant - trainings for the judicial staff ” in the subject line.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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