Task Manager on Court Administration

  • Added Date: Monday, 12 March 2018
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 26 March 2018

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Joint Supreme court of the Republic of Uzbekistan, UNDP and USAID ‘Rule of law partnership in Uzbekistan’ (ROL) project has been implementing since 2014. The overarching goal of this joint project is to strengthen public access to and trust in Uzbekistan’s judicial system, with focus on all four types of courts (civil, economical, criminal, and administrative) and the whole justice chain. The project will work towards this goal through a primary partnership with the Supreme Court and, as appropriate, other justice sector stakeholders, building on these institutions’ political will to strengthen public trust and achieve greater alignment with internationally recognized standards of accountability and performance. Based on national priorities declared in Strategy of Action for 2017-2021 and the best international experience, ROL project will provide assistance to Supreme court of the Republic of Uzbekistan as well as other partners in elaboration of strategic and legal framework to improve accessibility of court information and transparency of judiciary, in strengthening research and analytical capacity of Supreme Court in order to implement judicial and legal reforms, wide involvement of representative of civil and expert society as well as donor organizations in open discussion of reforms and provision of assistance in strengthening rule of law in Uzbekistan. For this purpose project aims to implement following tasks:

1) Increase systemic, institutional and procedural judicial independence in civil, economic and administrative courts through providing strategy policy advice to key decisions makers;

2) Enhance criminal justice and civil justice systems in line with international standards and the best practices related to fair trial and due process’

3) Increase integrity, efficiency and competency of judiciary through upgrading continuous education system for judges and wider application of e-justice tools. Improve court Administration Systems and Performance.

 

The ROL project will identify concrete challenges and implement corresponding activities that can measurably strengthen judicial independence, enhance transparency and accessibility of courts and improve efficiency of court administration. Through agreed upon interventions, this project will help strengthen judicial independence and accountability, a critical step towards improving the rule of law in Uzbekistan and ensuring the nations’ further progress towards a democratic society. The project will work on improving services, making citizens feel invested in the court system and increasing citizen access to the courts (civil and economic). This will be achieved through improving judicial system performance, enhancing the knowledge and technical skills of judges, lawyers and court personnel and increasing responsiveness to citizen feedback regarding the judicial process.

 

While the project envisions the Supreme Court of the Republic of Uzbekistan as its primary point of contact, it will also closely collaborate with Supreme Judicial Council of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Research Center for the Study of Justice under Supreme Judicial Council of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Bureau for enforcement under the General Prosecution Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Development Strategy Center, Lawyers’ training Center under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Tashkent State Law University, Institute for monitoring Current legislation under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan and other justice sector reform champions which possess the political will to implement reforms. Through working with a number of partners, the project can ensure that maximum impact is achieved, as well as a strategic, coordinated and holistic approach to increasing public access to and trust in Uzbekistan’s judicial system. The approach will not only include GOU partners, but will also cooperate with international organizations and donors, to provide for a coordinated response to national development needs.

Under direct supervision of the Project manager and overall guidance of the UNDP Cluster on Good Governance, Policy and Communications, the Task manager on court administration will be responsible for the satisfactory achievement of the entrusted tasks, as described below:

  • Conduct participatory review of court pricing, budgeting and workflow analysis of existing court procedures to optimize cost and operations;
  • Participate in coordinating activities related to creating/updating court management systems (including E-SUD) through administration manuals for the judges and court administration staff;
  • Conduct observation research and analysis on the division and flow of work between court administration and judges;
  • Assist courts in designing and administering user satisfaction surveys;
  • Provide technical support to legal clinicks/courts in piloting the use of free legal aid services and advisors in the criminal, economic, administrative and civil courts to provide citizens with legal and administrative assistance in court cases;
  • Assist with organizing at least two international conferences on ICT in the courts and improved court administration;
  • Assist with design and training for judicial secretaries and court technical staff;
  • Assist Project Manager in day-to-day Project activities and submitting monthly, quarterly and annual reports on programmatic activities and events;
  • Participate in elaboration and supervising execution of the Project’s Annual Plan of Activities, work plan, analyses emerging problems and proposes adequate measures to ensure timely fulfilment of envisioned tasks;
  • Coordinate recruitment process of relevant local and international consultants and ensures timely delivery of services and payments;
  • Ensure that project contributes to the promotion of gender equality by reaching, involving and benefiting both women and men in its activities (gender mainstreaming);
  • Identify teams of qualified full-time and part-time national consultants, format and supervise their activities;
  • Collaborate closely with national partners, international organizations and donors;
  • Assist PR and outreach specialist in dissemination of reports & outcomes of meetings to traditional media, websites and via social media;
  • Contribute substantially to preparation/drafting of research and analytical papers planned within the project, including submission and discussion of analytical reports with local beneficiaries;
  • Provide necessary contribution and input into the strategic planning process for the project and its implementation in accordance with the signed project document;
  • Ensure timely formulation, preparation and submission of the documents on project planning and financial oversight;
  • Monitor the implementation of certain project components, analyses emerging problems that hamper their successful implementation and takes appropriate measures to ensure timely delivery of required inputs and achievement of project-wide results;
  • Perform other duties related to the scope of work of the Task manager on Court Administration as required.

 Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Functional Competencies:

  • Must be capable of combining efficient implementation of UNDP values on Democratic Governance, ensuring and facilitating the coordination and collaboration of diverse stakeholder groups and good team work with national and international consultants;
  • Result-oriented to meet the needs of client;
  • Excellent leadership, self-management, communications and presentation skills;
  • Good analytical and writing skills;
  • Computer literacy and ability to use modern technology and social media as a tool in every-day work;
  • Ability to share knowledge and experience;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to quick learning;
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities;
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints;
  • Responds positively to feedback and different viewpoints.


Core competencies:

  • Demonstrating ethics and integrity;
  • Self-development, initiative and reasonable risk taking,
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work.

 Education:    

Bachelor degree in Law

Experience:   

At least 3 years prior experience in the national court system as a judge or court secretary or other court personnel or attorney at law is required

Language requirements:   

Proficiency in Russian and Uzbek. Good command of English

Others:   

  • Detailed knowledge of the justice sector and understanding of challenges in access to justice
  • Demonstrated understanding of best practices in case management mechanisms and current trends in establishing modern court system
  • Ability to use ICT as a toll and resource

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Contract Duration: 6 months with possible extension

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