Tdh Romania is looking for a Consultant on Restorative Justice for Child Victims in Romania

Deadline for application: 
30 Oct 2019
Country(s) that the job is based in: 
Romania
Organisation: 
Terre des hommes Romania
Job type: 
Researcher

Terre des hommes is the leading Swiss child relief non-profit organization and since 2016, it has been working on juvenile justice in numerous countries across the globe. I-RESTORE project is a Tdh initiative whose main aim is to foster mutual learning and adopt a child-rights perspective in order to promote a tailored Restorative Justice (RJ) response to protect the full range of child victim’s rights. 

I-RESTORE seeks to:

  • Identify gaps and synergies in relation to applying RJ in cases involving child victims
  • Collect information from policy makers and practitioners in criminal justice about their level of understanding 
  • Empower children to advocate for better protection of child victims in RJ
  • Build the capacities and foster mutual learning amongst national policy makers and practitioners in criminal justice to implement child-victim-friendly RJ approaches
  • Raise awareness and advocate for child-sensitive RJ approaches in cases involving child victims 

Main responsibilities of the consultant: 

  • Desk review: collection and review of relevant legislation and policies, projects and researches, trainings and e-learning programmes on restorative justice for child victims in the target counties, including information on the legal framework on juvenile justice and practical implementation of restorative justice 
  • Primary data collection with policy makers and professionals working with children: focus group discussions; interviews with key professionals; online survey for policymakers and practitioners (quantitative and qualitative data collection)
  • Primary data collection with children: focus group discussions (with Child Advisory Boards and with selected groups of former child victims); child-friendly anonymous survey (quantitative and qualitative data)
  • A methodology for child and youth participation in any stage of the project (primary data collection and child participation)

Consultant profile:

  • Advanced degree in the field of law or criminology, or equivalent with strong research and analysis component
  • Proven experience in conducting national-level needs assessments and reviews to feed into strategic and operational planning, particularly in the field of juvenile justice, restorative justice and children’s rights 
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesise and critically analyse a wide range of material from primary and secondary data sources and to present information in a concise yet thorough form 
  • Excellent command of English is a must
  • Knowledge of juvenile justice and networks in the home country and in the Europe region is an asset

Interested candidates should send the following documents to rodica.novac@tdh.ch by 30 October 2019:

  • A cover letter, specifying your daily rate
  • An updated CV in English
  • A sample of similar work

Please include “I-Restore Project, your name and surname” in the subject line of the application e-mail. 

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This project is funded by: