OMCT MENA is seeking to recruit a legal officer for its Libya program “RESILIENT – Reinforcing Stakeholders In Libya to Engage against Torture”.
Location: OMCT MENA office in Tunis
Conditions: Full-time position. 2-year contract. The position may require international travel.
The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) is an international, independent, non-governmental organisation, founded in Geneva in 1985. Its international secretariat is based in Geneva, with offices in Brussels and Tunisia. The OMCT works with around 200 member organisations, which constitute its SOS-Torture Network, and together we make up the largest global movement actively standing up against torture in more than 90 countries, including in the MENA region. Helping local voices to be heard, we support our vital partners in the field and provide direct assistance to victims. The OMCT is a member of the European Human Rights Defenders Protection mechanism (ProtectDefenders.EU) and has consultative status before the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
The Mission of the OMCT is to contribute to the eradication of torture, summary executions, disappearances, arbitrary detention and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and to provide protection to victims and potential victims through a global network of civil society organisations working in partnership and solidarity.
About OMCT’s program in Libya:
The OMCT is launching a new project in Libya that aims at tackling torture and institutionalized violence by state and non-state actors through capacity-building, empowerment and advocacy.
Responsibilities of the Legal Officer
The OMCT Libya Legal Officer will work under the supervision of the OMCT Libya Program Coordinator and in close cooperation with the Legal Director of the OMCT Tunisia and other OMCT staff.
He/she will prepare and facilitate training workshops on documentation and remain a resource person for all technical questions related to documenting torture cases and providing legal assistance. The Legal Officer will coach the members of the Libyan Anti-torture Network (LAN) on legal questions throughout project implementation and also provide input and expertise for advocacy-related issues.
Responsibilities of the position include:
The OMCT is an equal opportunities employer.
Applications for this position should be sent (by email only) to OMCT at firstname.lastname@example.org by 25/12/2020. For consideration, please send a cover letter, a CV and the contact details of two professional references, indicating “OMCT MENA – Legal Officer” as your message subject. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.