SGBV Investigations Expert - Consultant

Syria Justice and Accountability Centre
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Aug 31

Position description

SJAC seeks a consultant to provide expertise on the analysis of human rights documentation related to incidents of sexual and gender-based violence in Syria. The consultant will contribute to the development of SJAC’s methodology for documenting and analzing gender and sexual-based crimes and assist with a report based on the analysis of documentation SJAC has collected to date.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review interviews with survivors in conjunction with SJAC’s Data Analysis team
  • Research and advise upon standards for investigating SGBV
  • Provide suggestions to improve SJAC’s methodologies
  • Draft and/or edit sections of an upcoming report on the commission of SGBV in Syria.


  • J.D. or M.A. in relevant subject matter;
  • Two or more years of experience working directly with law enforcement, domestic courts, or international tribunals on the investigation and/or prosecution of sexual and gender-based crimes; more extensive experience may be substituted for the education requirement, depending upon the applicant’s qualifications;
  • Knowledge of international criminal law; knowledge of the Syrian conflict preferred;
  • Strong analytical skills and experience writing legal briefs and/or legal guidelines/standards;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Gender and cultural sensitivity;
  • English fluency; proficiency in Arabic preferred;
  • Ability to work in and/or travel to Washington, DC (some travel costs may be compensated).

Application instructions

Interested consultants are invited to apply to [email protected] with a resume and statement of interest, including daily rates and availability. Applicants will be required to do an interview and to supply professional references. Selection criteria include:

  • Quality of skills, experience, and demonstrated and verified past performance
  • Competitive value for services offered

The consultant will be expected to start immediately for a period of 2-3 months (approximately 7-10 days per month). The consultant’s hours and schedule will be negotiated prior to contract signing. Depending upon the quality of the consultant’s work, SJAC may consider extending the contract period to allow for periodic advice and assistance to SJAC programming in 2019 (1-2 days per month).


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