Wildlife Criminal Justice Program – Legal Assistant
Location: Mumbwa (1) and Sesheke (1) but with travel throughout respective areas
Application Deadline: 31st October 2018
Language Required: English
Duration of Contract: 2 years (thereafter to be reviewed annually)
Reporting: WCP Justice Programs Manager
Working hours: Monday – Friday- excluding public holidays
Wildlife Crime Prevention (WCP) is a Zambian based not for profit organisation that works nationally across Zambia, providing support to the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW)’s Investigation and Intelligence Units. The main goal of WCP is to coordinate closely with key DNPW personnel and NGOs working within National Parks in Zambia to secure areas of elephant strongholds and key transit routes of illegal wildlife trade.
We are looking for new legal assistants to join the WCP’s Wildlife Criminal Justice (WCJ) team in partnership with Panthera. The WCJ team has been following and supporting the prosecutions of wildlife crime prosecutions in Zambia for over 2 years andwish toexpandour team to include legal assistants based in Mumbwa, Central Province and Sesheke, Western Province. This expansion is implemented in partnership Panthera Zambia and the US Government.
These exciting new roles will involve working with both DNPW and the National Prosecution Authority (NPA) as well as others stake holders to better understand the current application of wildlife legislation in Zambia and improve justice in the wildlife sector in Zambia.
SCOPE OF WORK
The position includes, but not limited to, the following responsibilities:
1) Courtroom Assistance
2) Training and Workshops
4) Financial Management
REQUIRED SKILLS/ EXPERIENCE
TERMS AND BENEFITS
A competitive salary will be offered, Project-related expenses incurred will be reimbursed e.g. communications and transport.