ILAC, established in 2002, is a Stockholm-based association for legal practitioners and scholars from around the world who offer expert guidance to countries trying to rebuild justice systems after conflict. It is in these challenging contexts where through better planning, coordination, and cooperation technical assistance can be more productive, sustainable, and cost efficient. Through its member organisations, ILAC represents over 3 million legal professionals – judges, lawyers, prosecutors, and court administrators – worldwide.
The ILAC secretariat is based in Solna and has three departments: Assessments & Legal Analysis, Programmes and Administration & Finance. The Secretariat is currently composed of an Executive Director and ten staff members. For coordination and implementation, ILAC also works with long-term consultants in the field.
Position Programme Officer
Type of employment
Temporary position, 50% time position (with the other 50% depending on funding being secured). The Programme Officer reports to the Director of Programmes.
Location: Stockholm, Solna; The position can require periodic travel. Starting date: April 2018, or as agreed with ILAC and ending December 2019.
The overall purpose of the position is to ensure that ILAC’s programmes are planned, implemented and followed-up to achieve expected results and enhance the overall impact, quality and strategic added value of the programmes, in line with ILAC’s by-laws, strategic plan, annual work plans, budgets, internal steering documents and donor agreements. The Programme Officer specifically provides programme support across all of ILAC’s programmes.
Under the supervision of the Programme Managers, assesses and monitors the implementation of the programme (Syria and MENA) and results achieved and ensures that ILAC’s programmes are delivered effectively and with high quality in compliance with the strategic plan, annual work plans and donor agreements, and lead to sustainable results.
Under the supervision of the Programme Managers, initiate and maintain regular contact with members, partners, relevant authorities, organisations, donors, etc.
Prepare narrative reports to analyse the results of activities/programmes
Provide support in the development of programme proposals in soliciting funding of programmes.
Contribute to the development of working methodologies and tools for the improvement of programmes. Provide support and guidance to implementing member organisations.
Under the supervision of the Programme Manager, conduct relevant research that informs and enhances the quality of programmes.
Develop contracts with consultants, within the scope of programmes.
Administration and Finance
Assess partners’ financial and audit reports in accordance with the ILAC Operations Manual. Maintain a regular communication with implementing members and represents the ILAC secretariat in the relations with them.
Maintain a regular communication with the ILAC Finance and Administration Department on programme reporting, proposals and follow-up.
Plan and implement activities as outlined in approved work plans, including: developing terms of reference and agreements; developing materials; securing necessary inputs for activities; making necessary logistical arrangements (travel, accommodation, etc.); and coordinating completion of activity deliverables.
Necessary & Preferred Qualifications
Academic degree in law, political science, development cooperation studies or other relevant studies.
At least 2-3 years of documented relevant experience of independently handling all aspects of programme management.
Proven experience of planning and monitoring for results;
Ability to plan, coordinate and organise work independently with in-depth understanding of its strategic direction.
Preference is given to applicants who have experience within or related to the Rule of Law or human rights fields, and have worked with administering development programmes (incl. results-based management methods) in fragile and post-conflict settings.
Preference is also given if the applicant has experience in supporting international development programmes funded by Sida.
The applicant must be fluent in English and it is a merit if the applicant speaks a second language, preferably: Arabic, Turkish or Spanish. To apply please send your cover letter and CV to email@example.com before 2018-03-30. ILAC reserves the right to fill the position before the final date for applications.