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Technical Advisor – Legislative and Policy Reform

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

This is a Full-time position in Lusaka posted 25/03/2022.

Technical Advisor – Legislative and Policy Reform Jobs in Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Lusaka vacancies in Lusaka at Deu

# Job Description


The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ GmbH is the
implementing agency of the Federal Republic of Germany for technical and
international cooperation. It offers flexible, sustainable and effective
solutions in political, economic and social change processes. Most of the work
of GIZ is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation
and Development BMZ. GIZ also operates on behalf of other German ministries
as well as public and private bodies in Germany and abroad. These include the
European Commission, the United Nations, the World Bank and governments of
other countries.

The Programme “Enabling Access to Justice, Civil Society Participation and
Transparency EnACT” is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic
Cooperation and Development BMZ and will be promoting dialogue and
cooperation between Government institutions and civil society organizations
CSOs on government reform processes, transparency and poverty reduction
issues. The Programme aims at improving the Zambian population’s access to
accountable institutions, to justice and to transparent government decision-
making processes. The programme consists of four main outputs,1 Legislative
Framework and Civic Space 2 Accountability and Transparency 3 Legal Aid
and 4 LegalTech.

In this context, GIZ is seeking a suitable candidate to fill the following

Technical Advisor Legislative and Policy Reform – Lusaka based


Main tasks and responsibilities:

The position holder is responsible for:

–>Supporting the EnACT programme, offering advisory services to partners on implementation and reform of the legislative framework pertinent to good governance, human rights and accountability.
–>Advising state institutions on implementing selected elements of existing policies and laws which will contribute to enhanced access to justice, transparency and accountability.
–>Advising civil society and state partners on participatory policy and law formulation as well as monitoring the implementation of key pieces of legislation in said areas.

In this context, the position holder fulfils the following tasks:

Technical Advice to Partner Institutions

–>Advise state partners on participatory law making, this entails procedural advice on selected pieces of legislation e.g. on Access to Information Act, Public Order Act, Zambia Correctional Service Act as well as strengthening of institutionalized participatory mechanisms, consultation platforms, regular exchange fora etc.
–>Advise state partners on policy implementation and monitoring
–>Monitor and collect data on the implementation of legislative and policy processes by State partners e.g. 8NDP, NGO Act, Legal Aid Act, Anti-Corruption Policy, Zambia Correctional Service Act
–>Providing technical advice to civil society partner institutions on legislative and policy reform processes with regards to enhancing transparency, accountability and access to justice
–>Support in establishing or identifying suitable platforms for state-civil society engagement on legislative processes on accountability and access to justice
–>Coordinate additional support measures to state partners
–>Support preparation and documentation of the steering mechanisms of the EnACT programme Steering Committee, Technical Committees
–>Support the coordination of joint activities within the EnACT programme
–>Propose measures to enhance the impact of the Programme

Knowledge and Research

–>Contributing to the project’s monitoring, reporting and knowledge management system by documenting results and lessons learnt
–>Identifying, compiling and documenting good, innovative practices and lessons learnt on legislative and policy reform processes
–>Assisting the Communication advisor in compiling stories of change with regards to policy and legislative processes and reforms
–>Compiling relevant information regarding his/her areas of responsibility
–>Supporting the knowledge management including collecting and sharing reports and any other relevant information

Other duties/additional tasks

–>Supporting EnACT on an ad hoc need’s basis with other related tasks
–>Participating in a set of additional activities including supporting the project implementation and synergies

Required qualifications, competences, and experience



–>University Degree in Development Studies, Bachelors in Law LLB, Political Science, Human Rights and/or other related fields
–>A master’s degree is an added advantage

Other Qualifications

Professional Experience

–>At least five years professional experience in the governance sector with a focus on institutional strengthening and/or participatory law and decision making
–>At least five years working experience in the promotion of human rights with governmental institutions, civil society organizations and/or donor agencies
–>Previous work experience either with a Zambian government institution or an international organisation and/or donor agency
–>proven track-record in change management processes is an added advantage

Other Knowledge, additional competences

–>In-depth knowledge of the political, social, economic development and the relevant institutional landscape public sector and civil society of Zambia
–>Fluency in English with the ability to express oneself well both in writing and orally
–>Be a team player, flexible and open minded
–>Have strong ability to multitask duties and apply practical problem-solving skills when needed
–>Have the ability to work in intercultural teams
–>Have excellent communication skills including networking
–>Be conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments and observing deadlines

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The successful candidate will be expected to start employment with GIZ, on a
fixed term contract. Interested candidates must send the CV and a cover letter
electronically, quoting the reference **GIZ_ENACT_TALPR** in the subject line
to: ** by 17:00hrs on Wednesday, 30th March 2022** . GIZ will
only assess applications which meet the following criteria:

* **Cover letters** must be sent using font type **Arial, size 11** . In the first paragraph, please outline your motivation for applying for the position. In the second paragraph, outline your experience in the position
* **CVs** must be submitted in **PDF not exceeding three 3 pages** . **Do not indicate your marital status, religion, Political affiliation or insert your photo.**

* Certificates, qualifications, etc. must **not** be attached to the application.
* Traceable references of previous engagements must be provided.

Please note that only applicants selected for interview will be contacted. GIZ
is committed to be an equal opportunities employer, therefore, women and
people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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