Expert and Trainer on Trial Advocacy and Litigation

ABA , United States

Skill Required:, Media and CommunicationProject Management
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th June, 2020


Job Description

Expert Trainer Terms of Reference

Background

The African Union Commission and the American Bar Association with support from the Government of the United States of America are implementing a capacity strengthening program on rule of law. The goal of the program is to strengthen AUC capacity to advise on issues of governance, transnational crime, and peace and security, to propose effective approaches to advancing these AU priorities, and to successfully oversee and implement mechanisms addressing these issues. As part of this program, training, mentorship, capacity building, material support and skills development will be provided to the staff of the AU.

Scope of work

The AUC and the ABA seek to engage an expert to facilitate training of staff of the African Union in trial advocacy and litigation skills. The selected expert will design and administer online training for staff of the AU in trial advocacy and litigation skills particularly: interpretation of statute, regulations as well terms of employment agreements, filing timelines and formal requirements of filing, presentation of arguments, developing factual narrative, packaging an application and supporting evidence, presentation of evidence, oral argument, drafting motions, interacting with judges and court room etiquette, and related litigation skills and techniques.

The specific deliverables include the following: -

  • Develop curriculum and course content for an online knowledge and skills training of AU staff in trial advocacy and litigation skills
  • Conduct knowledge and skills online trainings for AU staff to strengthen their capacity in trial advocacy and litigation
  • Develop reference and guidance materials, manuals and forms for AU staff to consult and learn about additional sources of information that can facilitate their work.
  • To provide mentorship to staff of the AU in trial advocacy and litigation skills

The trainings should incorporate practical application of skills that are directly relevant to the AU operations. They will be designed to suit a mixed audience including youth and older participants as well as more knowledgeable and less experienced staff.

The expert will be expected to research and incorporate both international and context specific examples in the training.

Due to COVID-related travel restrictions the training course will be offered online. Modalities for instruction and interaction with participants will be determined with AU training unit and the selected expert. The expert will be expected to research and incorporate both international and context specific examples in the training.

Experience required: Expert in trial advocacy and litigation skills training

  • The expert will be a qualified legal practitioner with over 10 years’ experience in curriculum development and training in trial advocacy and litigation skills.
  • The expert will also have practical trial advocacy experience and litigation. The expert will also have experience in working with administrative tribunals.

Application instructions

Please submit the following to Danielle Schmitz at africa-recruitment@abaroli.org by 5:00 pm Friday, June 5th:

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae

Source: africa-recruitment@abaroli.org


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