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Parliamentary Institute of Cambodia (PIC)
Employment Opportunity
Legal Trainer


PIC BACKGROUND
PIC is an independent, non-partisan organization that helps to support and enhance the capacity and improve the performance of the Cambodian parliament. PIC provides the Parliament of Cambodia with expertise; organizes workshops, seminars and training; and assists in development of management and procedural tools, capturing best practices and lessons learned.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
The Legal Trainer will design and deliver a course in Legal Analysis and Procedure. The course will aim at measurable improvements in the legal abilities of Parliamentary secretariat staff in the undertaking of their day-to-day tasks. Following the delivery of an initial period of training, a follow up programme and ongoing mentoring sessions will ensure that skills are being applied.

This is not an introductory course in law and does not cover legal theory. It is aimed to be directly related to the legal skills required of secretariat staff, and is for staff who have existing legal knowledge and training. This is proposed as a three-month course, with two classes per week, followed by an on-the-job mentoring programme. The duration of the contract will be five months, accounting for planning and preparation of materials and follow up action. Final details of timing of the course and frequency of sessions will be determined following needs assessments.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The Legal Trainer will undertake the following duties:
• Collaboratively design the capacity assessment tool for staff attending the course and produce a capacity needs report in advance of curriculum design.
• Meet together with the attendees and their supervisors to determine the current level of capacity, workplace duties, desired improvements and final course content.
• Design a contextualised curriculum, modules and material to meet needs in this area, adopting a varied, interactive and practical approach.
• Deliver the course alongside other designated resource persons, with language needs taken into account.
• Set assessment standards, implement a final assessment and monitor the performance of trainees during the course.
• Design a follow up mechanism to check on the application of skills once the initial period of training is complete.
• Produce a final evaluation report.

Deliverables:
• Pre-course capacity assessment
• Training curriculum
• Follow up mechanism
• Final evaluation report

The Legal Trainer will have the following qualifications and experience:
• Graduate and post-graduate qualifications in Law
• A minimum of 7 years relevant professional experience
• Experience in designing and administering training courses ,developing training material and assessing progress of students
• Experience working in civil law/Cambodian jurisdictions
• Strong understanding of the legal system in Cambodia, and of parliament’s role in that system
• Experience working with parliament is an advantage
• Fluency in spoken and written English; Khmer and French an advantage

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and résumé to admin@pic.org.kh with “Legal Trainer” in the subject line. The application deadline is September 15th 2014. PIC is an equal opportunity employer. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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