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AGO Planning Consultant

International Development Law Organization

Overview & Responsibilities


The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) enables governments, empowers people, and strengthens institutions to realize justice and promote peace and sustainable development. IDLO is the only global intergovernmental organization exclusively devoted to promoting the rule of law and access to justice.

With its headquarters in Rome, Italy, a Branch Office in The Hague, and Permanent Observer Missions to the United Nations in New York and Geneva, IDLO carries out policy advocacy, research, and learning, as well as rule of law and justice programmes in countries through some 17 Country Offices operating in every region of the world.


IDLO has extensive experience and a good track record of implementing successful rule of law programmes in Somalia. Since 2012, IDLO has been working with government authorities at both the federal and state levels as well as key justice institutions and the informal justice system to enable them to fulfill their core functions, improve governance and strengthen access to justice for citizens, particularly for the most vulnerable. IDLO’s activities in the country aim to promote the rule of law in Somalia across several areas, including governance, institution building, policy and legal reform, access to justice, and human rights. In its programmatic work, IDLO has developed a strong partnership with a broad range of Government stakeholders at the Federal level, including the Office of the Presidency, the Office of the Prime Minister, the Office of the Chief Justice, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO), the Ministry of Justice (among other ministries), the Somali Bar Association, the Financial Reporting Center, as well as the Federal Member States (Puntland, Jubaland, Southwest, Galmudug, and Hirshabelle).


IDLO, with funds from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), is implementing a 2-year programme called the “Somalia Justice Support Programme.” The SOMJUST responds to the national priorities, as outlined in the 2020-2024 National Development Plan, and aims to contribute to enabling criminal justice institutions to deliver efficient, equitable, and accessible justice services to Somali citizens (Goal).


The position falls within the framework of IDLO’s engagement to enable Somalia’s criminal justice institutions to deliver effective, efficient, accessible, and accountable justice services to Somali citizens (Goal). The AGO Legal Consultant will work in collaboration with the SOMJUST programme team, national counterparts, and other stakeholders.

The incumbent will report to the Technical Legal Advisor. The position will be provided over a six-month period from 15 January 2023 – 15 June 2023.

Summary of Functions

  1. Support the Federal AGO to develop its Strategic Plan, ensuring that it is based on the National Development Plan and in coordination with all relevant national and international stakeholders.
  2. Suport the Puntland AGO to prepare its sub-national Stategic Plan based on the Federal AGO’s overall Strategic Plan.

Key Results Expected

Federal and FMS AGOs:

Support the Federal Attorney General Office to review and update its Strategic Plan, ensuring that it is based on the National Development Plan and in coordination with all relevant national and international stakeholders.

Deliverables include:

  • Consultation findings/ report on next steps
  • Draft Strategic Plan, which will be submitted to the AGO for review and feedback.
  • Final Federal AGO Strategic Plan

Delivery date: March 2023

Remuneration: Upon completion of the above three deliverables: $9,000 USD

Based on the overall federal AGO Strategic Plan, develop Puntland AGO sub-national Strategic Plan based on the federal AGO’s overall Strategic Plan in consultation with all relevant counterparts.


  • Consultation findings/ report on next steps
  • Draft Puntland AGO Strategic Plan
  • Final Puntland AGO Strategic Plan

Delivery date: May 2023

Remuneration: Upon completion of the above three deliverables: $6,000 USD

Remuneration Total: $15,000 USD

Job Requirements

Education and Work Experience

  • University degree in law, public administration, business administration, social sciences, and related degrees.
  • Fifteen (or more) years of work experience in international organizations, legal reform, human rights, and/ or governance.
  • Proven experience in strategic planning.
  • Experience working with government entities on strategic planning and organizational development.
  • Proven experience in writing policy documents.
  • Work experience in Somalia is highly desirable

Terms & Conditions

IDLO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operations. We welcome applications of qualified and diverse candidates.

IDLO is committed to achieving a 50/50 gender balance at all levels within its workforce. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for IDLO vacancies.

IDLO does not tolerate sexual exploitation or abuse, any kind of harassment, including harassment of a sexual nature or discrimination. As such, IDLO will conduct careful reference and background checks of all selected candidates as part of its selection process.

Application closing date: 28 December 2022

Annual Compensation

USD $15,000.00/Yr.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the employee/consultant/intern assigned to this work. This may not be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The Director-General of IDLO reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities or even to cancel the consultancy opportunity to meet business and organizational needs as necessary. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality and in compliance with IDLO’s policy on personal data protection

How to apply

Please make sure you apply to the following link:

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