Justice Advisor Position
Burton Rands Associates is hiring lawyers, judges and court administrators to perform as rule of law advisors as part of the recently awarded contract described below.
The Program: Criminal Justice Program Support (CJPS)
A cornerstone of stable and democratic nations is a criminal justice system in which citizens broadly accept and voluntarily comply with the law. As part of the U.S. Government’s mission to support the emergence of stable democracies, especially in areas that have suffered from years of civil strife, the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Office of Civilian Police and Rule of Law Programs (INL/CIV) supports programs to help institutionalize sustainable criminal justice sectors, instill public trust in the rule of law and protect human rights.
Burton Rands Associates has been contracted to provide Justice Advisors in support of CJPS to promote the following institutions:
- Public prosecutors to review evidence gathered in a case, make determinations regarding the appropriateness of initiating a criminal prosecution and presenting cases to the courts for adjudication;
- Courts that administer cases, set initial adjudication of guilt or innocence, and conduct appellate review of cases for final determinations of guilt or innocence;
Term: This is a five year contract with individual projects lasting, on average, from six months to a year.
Place of Performance: Various locations, worldwide (Current program countries/areas include Afghanistan, Haiti, Iraq, Kosovo, Lebanon, Liberia, Sudan, and the West Bank but the program is expected to expand)
Responsibilities: Provide advice and technical assistance on matters related to criminal justice, including, but not limited to, drafting new legal codes and procedures, training local officials and providing guidance on managing and prosecuting complex criminal cases. Senior level advisors serve as leaders, working closely with INL to set overall mission direction.
Requirements: A minimum of three to five years of criminal trial experience as a criminal defense attorney, prosecutor, judge, or court administrator. U.S. citizenship. At least one year of international experience preferred, particularly work on international rule of law programs. Senior advisors will exhibit additional criminal trial and supervisory experience.
Who We Are: Burton Rands Associates LLC is a woman-owned small business. We concentrate on rule of law, security sector transformation, training and development. We hold prime contracts with the US Department of State as well as contracts in support of USAID, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), NGOs and the private sector. Burton Rands has considerable expertise in program management, particularly in the deployment of personnel to work oversees in conflict and post-conflict states.
Interested parties please respond with resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org