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Judicial Reform Expert, USAID/Promoting Rule of Law Activity

International Development
21600001507 Requisition #

Management Systems International (MSI), a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, D.C. metro area management consultancy with a 40-year history of delivering results for our clients. Our expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation; democracy and governance; peace and stability; rule of law and accountability; education; gender and inclusion; strategic communications; and leadership and organizational development. MSI has implemented projects in 90 countries around the world such as Colombia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Ukraine, and works domestically. We support clients ranging from the U.S. Government (e.g., the U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Departments of State and Labor, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation) to large bilateral and multilateral donors (e.g., the World Bank and the United Nations Development Program). We also work with national and local governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.


Project Summary:

The Promoting Rule of Law Activity (PROLA) is a five-year activity funded by USAID/ Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This activity helps the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (GDRC) fight corruption and promote equal and equitable access to justice in DRC to improve public perception and trust of the judiciary by 1) increasing transparency, accountability, and integrity in the justice system to promote equal and equitable justice and support the DRC’s anti-corruption efforts; 2) empowering civil society to demand GDRC commitment to judicial independence and contribute to judicial reform; and 3) increasing equal and equitable access to justice for all.  


**Please note: Only Congolese (DRC) citizens are eligible for this position**


Position Summary:

The Judicial Reform Expert will spearhead all objective 1 activities which will increase transparency, accountability, and integrity in the Congolese judiciary. This includes improving internal Conseil Supérieur de la Magistrature (CSM) functions, such as case management, information sharing, and data management, and the capacity of CSM to prosecute corruption cases external to the judiciary and improving efficiency and transparency of disciplinary proceedings. This is a full-time position based in Kinshasa, DRC. The Expert will report to the Chief of Party (COP). This position is contingent upon award.



  • Provide overall strategic vision, management, and technical direction of objective 1 activities to ensure it achieves its objectives and results.
  • Coordinate activities with other objective leads and senior management team to ensure the end goal of increasing public trust in the judiciary.
  • Manage external relationships with government stakeholders including CSM and Ministère de la Justice (MOJ), and collaborate with other donors in this space. 
  • Participate in work planning, performance management, data collection, quality assurance, budgetary control, and responsiveness of technical assistance to ensure compliance with USAID regulations.
  • Supervise country-based technical staff.



  • LL.B. required. LL.M. preferred.  
  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience implementing judicial reform programming in Africa, including DRC, required.
  • Experience and training as a prosecutor, judge, or lawyer in DRC required.
  • Knowledge of Congolese criminal and civil laws and procedures required.
  • Experience developing working relationships with a broad range of government and judicial institutions, justice sector stakeholders, and civil society partners preferred.  
  • Experience with data collection and analysis, specifically pertaining to justice needs and institutional performance required.
  • Fluency in written and spoken French required and proficiency in written and spoken English required.


MSI is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We strive to develop and maintain a culture that honors the perspectives and identities of our employees, our communities and those impacted by our work.


We do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital or veteran status, pregnancy or disability, or any other basis protected under applicable law. In accordance with applicable law, we make reasonable accommodations for applicants’ and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.


MSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities/Veterans Employer.


Reasonable Accommodations:

MSI is dedicated to hiring an inclusive workforce. If you would like to request reasonable accommodations during the application process, please visit Tetra Tech’s Disability Assistance Page. Our recruitment team looks forward to engaging in an interactive process to provide reasonable accommodations for candidates.


Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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