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Programme Intern

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 programs 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 programs 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, 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 program called “Justice Support Programme” (JSP). The JSP 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 overall goal of this program will be achieved through six mutually reinforcing objectives:

  • Objective 1 – The Judicial Training Institute (JTI) is the national leader for judicial training activities in Somalia.
  • Objective 2 – Federal and federal member state prosecutors and investigators work together to prosecute complex crimes.
  • Objective 3- The Mogadishu central prison delivers fair and efficient correctional services to the Somali population.
  • Objective 4 – The Somalia Bar Association becomes a self-governing body.
  • Objective 5 – Forensic activities in Somalia are conducted in a harmonized way and in line with the National Forensic Plan.
  • Objective 6 -the Revised Criminal Procedure Code is submitted to the Cabinet.


Under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager, the Intern will be asked to support the implementation of Somalia Justice Support Programme (SOMJUST) with the following duties:

  1. Contribute to the day-to-day programme implementation including organizing workshops, meetings, and training events.
  2. Provide support to the day-to-day administrative, finance, and logistical requirements of the program in coordination with relevant staff. This includes procurements actions and processing payments.
  3. Contribute to Programme monitoring and evaluation efforts ensuring effective tracking of the program monitoring framework.
  4. Process, update, and maintain master files for the programme, including registries of all technical documentation, to be made available to programme staff and management when needed.
  5. Carry out desk research to provide substantive input into the development of new proposals, concept notes, briefing notes, summary status reports, donor narrative reports, and mission preparation.
  6. Draft briefings on programmatic and team successes and prepare documentation for internal and external information sharing.
  7. Support Programme communication and outreach including the development of short videos, maps, and other communication materials as required by the program.
  8. Contribute to the coordination of work and information-sharing between IDLO Somalia or within the designated Programme.
  9. Perform any other similar duties as assigned by the programme manager

Job Requirements


  • A University degree in international development, law, public administration, public policy, or other relevant social sciences is essential
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Solid research, analytical and strategic thinking skills, and demonstrable advanced computer skills (MS Office Suite including MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet).
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, diplomacy, and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to operate in a team environment liaising with a diverse team.
  • Works well with others and actively participates.
  • Shares information, contributes, encourages, and motivates others to become involved in team activities.
  • Provides constructive feedback and willingly helps others. Contributes to a fair environment that fosters collaboration and cooperation.
  • Works effectively across and within IDLO organizational boundaries.
  • Familiarity with standard programme and data management methodologies, tools, and processes as well as results-based management and monitoring and evaluation principles.
  • Proven ability to see through tasks set and deliver results.
  • Demonstrable ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Enthusiastic and proactive attitude including willingness to travel frequently to the field.
  • Self-motivated and dynamic with a willingness and ability to use initiative to assist the organization to achieve its objectives; and
  • Highly developed sense of ethics, integrity, and commitment to IDLO’s mandate.

Terms & Conditions


IDLO provides all full-time interns with a monthly stipend of $300. Internships are offered for 3 months and are renewable up to a maximum of 6 months. Full-time placements (5 days a week) are strongly preferred. Applicants available for less than 3 days a week will not be considered.


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.

How to apply

Please make sure your application is completed online on the following link to be considered for the role:

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