Academic Unit Consultant

The International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law
  • Location
    Valletta, Malta
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    May 03

Position description

The International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ) is seeking the services of a Consultant for a period of no longer than eight (8) months to advise the IIJ leadership on, and assist in implementing, the organizational, logistical and administrative milestones required to establish a new Academic Unit within the IIJ. In 2019, the Governing Board of Administrators of the International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law (IIJ) approved a proposal to establish an IIJ Academic Unit, which will complement the curricula of its existing Program Unit.  All interested applicants meeting the qualifications listed in the Terms of Reference should submit a cover letter and resume to the IIJ Executive Secretariat at [email protected] and [email protected] no later than 31 May 2019, with IIJ Academic Unit Consultant in the subject line. Any questions regarding this position should be submitted in writing via the above email addresses. The Terms of Reference for this position are available here:


• Fluency in English, with excellent drafting and communication skills;
• Demonstrated understanding of common law and civil law systems;
• Excellent analytical, conceptual and negotiation skills;
• Demonstrated ability to set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information, and activities;
• Proven ability to deliver against key performance indicators on schedule;
• Demonstrated success in working with international stakeholders;
• Proven experience in managing projects and finances, to include short- and long-term technical assistance resources;
• Ability to assess situations to determine their importance, urgency, and risks, and to put forward recommendations that are timely and in the best interests of the organization;
• Strong administrative skills, including the demonstrated ability to work according to established organization protocols, and to submit regular and ad hoc reports to the IIJ Senior Management Team;
• Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, identify and resolve problems, and deliver recommendations that enhance an organization’s effectiveness;
• Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.
• Demonstrated ability to be flexible, versatile, and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency;
• Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with diverse stakeholders (e.g., all levels of an organization and diverse backgrounds).

Application instructions

Please refer to the Terms of Reference here for more information and how to apply.

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