We are Hiring a Legal Consultant for the Post-TRRC Unit


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We are Hiring a Legal Consultant for the Post-TRRC Unit

Overview: In December 2017, the Gambia Government established the Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparations Commission (TRRC) to investigate human rights violations. On 25 November 2021, the TRRC submitted its final report, and now we are currently implementing its recommendations.

Position: Legal Consultant, Post-TRRC Unit

Employer: Ministry of Justice, The Gambia

Location: Banjul, The Gambia

Duration: One Year (220 work days)

Expected Start Date: 1 December 2023

Institutional Arrangements and Reporting Relationships:

The Legal Consultant will work directly with the Special Adviser to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice and within the Post TRRC Implementation Unit.


  • Provide administrative support to the Post-TRRC Steering Committee and organising mechanisms.
  • Represent the Special Adviser in national and international post-TRRC activities.
  • Prepare monthly post-TRRC briefing notes and develop ToRs for specialised consultancies.
  • Conduct research on transitional justice legal issues.
  • Assist in ongoing consultations with stakeholders.
  • Maintain a database of NGOs, CSOs, and government agencies.
  • Support outreach and communication activities.


  • Bachelor's degree in Law, Human Rights, or related field.
  • Minimum of two years of legal experience.
  • Experience in rule of law, human rights, justice, or transitional justice.
  • Strong networking and partnership development skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send the following documents to posttrrc@moj.gov.gm:

  1. Personal CV with contact details of at least three professional references.

       2. Financial Proposal of daily professional fee and expected expenses.

      3. Cover letter (max 2 pages) explaining suitability for the position.

Selection Criteria:

Candidates will be selected based on an evaluation of their competence (70%) and financial proposal (30%).

Payment Milestones:

Payment will be made upon certification of completed tasks as satisfactory by the Attorney General and Minister of Justice.

Join us in shaping the future of justice in The Gambia!

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Deadline for applications is 25th October 2023. For more information, please contact: posttrrc@moj.gov.gm