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The protection department is looking for a consultant, who would work with the team, providing technical advice at the policy level and support to capacity building of criminal justice stakeholders.

The consultant is required to provide;

• expert advice to the delegation on all penitentiary-related issues.

• S/he supports the adoption of policies and norms at the national and regional levels that correspond to international standards and best practices and improve the lives of people deprived of their liberty.

• S/he helps improve the ICRC’s understanding of judicial/penitentiary systems and shares concepts and tools to support the development and implementation of programmes addressing humanitarian issues.

• S/he provides technical expertise to delegations and national authorities concerning the management and development of all aspects of penitentiary systems.

• Design training strategies, curriculum and modules for prison training academies and conduct trainings for criminal justice actors, supervise and develop the production of training handouts and instructional materials

Professional Experience:

• At least 10 years’ penitentiary-management experience.

• Minimum 2 years’ experience in the field supporting the development of penitentiary systems in post-conflict, fragile and/or developing countries.

• Experience in conducting analyses of penitentiary systems, in participating in mid-to-long-term strategic planning processes and in drawing up reform/development plans.

• Project management experience.

• Experience in fostering compliance with international standards and promoting good practice in penitentiary and criminal justice systems.

• Comprehensive knowledge of the main problems and current debates relating to penitentiary and criminal justice systems, in the academic and professional realms (in particular, noncustodial measures and sanctions, sentence management, overcrowding, drugs and detention, and vulnerable groups).

The preferable candidate: Formal Inspector General (IG) , Deputy Inspector General (DIG) , or Superintendent, with an experience of conducting trainings.

The consultancy is based in Islamabad, for one year and is extendable based on the need of the project.


• Postgraduate qualification in social sciences, management or criminal justice.

• Excellent command of English and other local languages (depending on the context).

• Computer proficiency.