Promotion of Rule of Law and Judiciary in Africa Programme-Advisor

Deutsche Gesellschaft fr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Job Summary

Perform duties of a Promotion of Rule of Law and Judiciary in Africa Programme-Advisor

  • Minimum Qualification: MBA / MSc
  • Experience Level: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

As an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations, the federally owned Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its development-policy objectives. It provides viable, forward looking solutions for political, economic, ecological and social development in a globalised world. GIZ promotes complex reforms and change processes. Its corporate objective is to improve people’s living conditions on a sustainable basis. The project Promotion of rule of law and judiciary in Africa 

Job Title: Promotion of Rule of Law and Judiciary in Africa Programme-Advisor

Job Location: Accra, Greater Accra

Job Description

  • Advice to partner institutions regarding reform processes
  • Regular reporting about developments in the judicial and administrative sector in Ghana
  • Furthering action fields “Legal Identity”, “Enhancing access to justice and legal framework for entrepreneurs”, and “Judicial integrity”
  • Potentially establishing the “Rule of Law Dialogue” and implement all relevant activities
  • Coordination of trainings for various target groups
  • Support to monitoring and reporting


Partner relations

  • Acts as a focal point for partner institutions and develops a regular working mechanism

Coordinating and monitoring

  • Responsible for planning, conducting and monitoring of project activities in line with the objectives of the project


  • Prepares and carries out qualitative research projects, such as research on specific points of law and regulatory matters; collecting and analyzing data

Knowledge management

  • Draws up reports and translations
  • Assists in communicating, updating and collecting information
  • Organizes and updates component documentation, the filing systems and the component library

General obligations

  • Familiar with GIZ planning, implementation and reporting procedures and their changes
  • Carries out important tasks for the project, even if these are not explicitly cited in the job description

Other duties/additional tasks

  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management

Qualification and Requirements

  • Minimum of Master in Law, Political Science or International Relations
  • At least 5 years of professional experiences with or in government institutions or development cooperation organizations
  • Knowledge of MS Office
  • Knowledge of English language; Other language skills-specifically German and French are an asset
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication and networking skills
  • Knowledge on Gender mainstreaming is an asset
  • Knowledge on organizing international conferences and/or workshops considered an asset

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