From time to time the Institute is advised of the possibility of appointments in Australia and overseas countries, usually developing countries, of serving or retired judicial officers.
The Institute also has direct contact with the Commonwealth Secretariat regarding appointments in Commonwealth developing countries.
The AIJA Board has resolved to list with any contact details any judicial positions which come to the notice of the Secretariat.
VANUATU LAW AND JUSTICE PARTNERSHIP
There are three positions within the offices of the Public Solicitor, Public Prosecutor and State Prosecutions Department. While the Partnership focuses predominantly on strengthening of the sector as a whole, it also includes a component which focuses on capacity development within agencies of the formal justice sector, which will be the primary responsibility of each adviser.
For further details please see the GRM International website: http://grminternational.force.com/Careers/
JUSTICE PROGRAM IN SOLOMON ISLANDS
The RAMSI Law and Justice Program in Solomon Islands is advertising a number of positions in Solomon Islands in the Law and Justice Sector.
These include a range of roles responsible for capacity development in the DPP’s Office, the Public Solicitor’s Office, National Judiciary and other government agencies, as well as roles in the Correctional Service.
Interested applicants can also access the job descriptions through the SRSF website:
We are really keen to hear from quality applicants to assist with development efforts in Solomon Islands.
Invitation to submit expressions of interest to join the Australian Civilian Corps
AusAID is now seeking detailed expressions of interest from highly motivated and experienced technical specialists from the public and private sectors to join the Australian Civilian Corps register (ACC).
The Government established the ACC in late 2009 as a ‘deployable public service’ – that is, a mechanism to enable the rapid deployment of civilian
specialists, generally for periods of three to twelve months, to countries experiencing or emerging from natural disasters or conflict. ACC Specialists will function as development “reservists”, remaining in their regular employment until needed. When deployed, they will have the status of Australian Government officials employed under special legislation now before the Parliament.
The ACC will act as a much-needed bridge between emergency humanitarian response measures and long-term development programs. Deployees will often work in tandem with Australian or international military forces engaged in stabilisation and peace-building operations, or in post-disaster rehabilitation and reconstruction. They will be drawn from a wide range of specialisations including public sector management, electoral administration, budget strategy and implementation, aid coordination, law and justice, essential services administration, agriculture and community development.
AusAID has already established an interim ACC capability of almost 50 personnel through targeted recruitment and training during 2010, and aims to build a register of 500 trained personnel by 2014. Suitably qualified and experienced specialists are encouraged to consider becoming involved in this innovative whole-of-government initiative.
Further information on the ACC is available at www.ausaid.gov.au/acc/
Please lodge your detailed expression of interest, via the ACC website.
PACIFIC JUDICIAL CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME
In early 2012, the Federal Court was awarded funding by AusAID to conduct a Commercial Case Management Workshop and a Court-Annexed Mediation Workshops. Both workshops were hosted by the Court in May/June, with senior judges and court officials from nine countries participating. The programs for both workshops are annexed below. Several participating countries have requested follow-up assistance. We have financial provision for a specialist to spend 1 week in each country providing the following support:
Pohnpei (FSM): 2.5 day-workshop and 2.5-day consultation.
Purpose: Recommendations about what is required to establish a formal system of court-annexed mediation (none currently exists); and mediation skills training for potential mediators.
Date: late November 2012
Kosrae (FSM): 2-day mediation skills refresher workshop, 2-day mediation orientation workshop and 1-day rule review consultations.
Purpose: Mediation skills training for potential mediators, refresher training for certified mediators, with a focus on determining when mediation is suitable; communication and negotiation skills; review of the Court’s rules.
Date: late October / early November 2012
Chuuk (FSM): 2-day mediation orientation workshop, 2-day systemic progress review, 1-day stakeholder engagement workshop.
Purpose: Review progress on and make recommendations for developing enabling legislation and procedural rules to set up court-annexed mediation; skills training in for potential mediators; increase awareness of mediation within the judicial system, legal profession, government and non-government sectors. FCA judge or senior Registrar
Date: Before the end of February 2013
Palau: 2-day consultation to establish a mediation system, 2-day workshop for potential mediators and 1 day training for judges.
Purpose: Recommendations about what is required to establish a formal system of court-annexed mediation including rules and procedures (none currently exists) in collaboration with the Bar; mediation orientation and skills training for potential mediators at the Bar and training for judges to identify appropriate cases for mediation
Date: late January or February 2013
Nauru: 2-day mediation workshop, 2 day commercial-case management workshop, 1-day community stakeholder engagement workshop.
Purpose: Raise awareness among business and community leaders about the benefits for and process for mediation; mediation skills training for new mediators, training as to the suitability of matters for mediation and training for judges/court staff on strategies for handling private/government parties in commercial disputes.
Date: 7-16 February 2013
Niue: 2-day systems development consultation, 2-day mediation skills workshop, 1-day stakeholder consultation.
Purpose: Recommendations about what is required to establish a formal system of court-annexed mediation; promote mediation among stakeholders as a key tool for alternate dispute resolution; mediation skills training with particular reference to: land disputes (ownership & access); community disputes (particularly from political disagreements) and civil cases.
Date: February 2013