Back Trainer Consultant, USAID PROJUST, Mexico

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 01 August 2017

Project Summary:

The Promoting Justice Project (PROJUST) is a 5-year initiative funded by USAID, whose objective is to provide customized direct and indirect support at the state and national levels for the final push towards the June 2016 Constitutional Criminal Justice Reform (CJR) deadline for full transition to the New Criminal Justice System (NCJS), in implementation since 2008. This support will contribute to broader USG and GoM efforts to mitigate conflict, reduce impunity, and promote a more transparent and efficient justice system in Mexico. The project is organized into five tasks: Advance Legislative Reform; Increase Prosecutorial & Judicial Effectiveness; Increase Public Support for the NCJS; Strengthen Analytic & Quality Control Capabilities of Targeted Justice Institutions; and Increase Access to Justice & Improve Victims’ Assistance.

The purpose of Task 2, Increase Prosecutorial & Judicial Effectiveness, is to build the human and institutional capacity of criminal justice institutions in targeted states via performance standards, systems, instruments, and protocols, and to change culture in the way that institutions implement the CJR.

Place of assignment:
Mexico. Cites and regions may vary depending on specific work needed.

Mexican nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.


Position Summary:
For this upcoming year, PROJUST is seeking qualified Trainer Consultants to work on anticipated capacity building activities. The Trainer Consultant will be an instructor of the new criminal justice system. He/she will be responsible for organizing and providing capacity building for prosecutors, public defenders, judges, and/or other justice sector actors. The courses focus on several subject areas within an oral, accusatorial system of criminal justice. In each training course, the trainer consultant will carry out theoretical explanations, organize simulations and provide feedback to course participants. The trainer will also be responsible for evaluating the performances of course participants. Please note that the frequency and subject areas of training courses implemented by PROJUST will vary depending on counterpart capacity building needs throughout the upcoming year.

Responsibilities:

  • Take attendance at trainings.
  • Coordinate simulations relevant to the new criminal justice system of Mexico.
  • Provide feedback to participants on their performance during the course.
  • Provide follow-up to course participants.
  • Ensure attendee lists are correctly filled.
  • Use SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) format in trainings.
  • Conduct Pre and Post course evaluations.

Qualifications:

  • Strong familiarity and understanding of the Mexican justice sector and cultural context.
  • Expertise in Mexico’s new criminal justice system and oral accusatory systems
  • Bachelor’s and Law degree required.
  • Experience and familiarity conducting training sessions is preferred. Comfortable in giving detailed presentations. Ability to engage and teach tactics and skills for the NCJS in Mexico.
  • Fluency in Spanish required and excellent communication and writing skills to be able to write reports and communicate with justice sector operators and counterparts.
  • Proficient English communication and writing skills helpful.
  • Collaborative and team player attitude required.
  • Ability to organize and lead a group of people, and to work under pressure with tight deadlines.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

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