Project Manager, Guatemala
The Justice Education Society of BC (JES) is a non–profit organization with over 25 years of experience providing public legal education and justice system capacity building in Canada and overseas. In Canada, the Society helps more than 700,000 British Columbians learn about our justice system and address their legal issues. Internationally, JES has programs in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama and Guyana which work with national institutions to strengthen justice systems, access to justice and citizen security. JES has offices in Guatemala, Honduras and Guyana and has diverse sources of funding including private donors and provincial, federal and overseas governments. More information on JES is available at http://international.justiceeducation.ca/.
JES is about to begin a 4 to 4.5 year project in Guatemala working with the Public Prosecutor’s Office and financed by the government of Sweden. Phase 1 of the project, which addresses a number of areas of institutional strengthening, will start in October 2017 and involve working with experts and the Public Prosecutor’s Office to develop a detailed project plan and budget using Results Base Management models and techniques.
The Project Manager will be based in JES’ field office in Guatemala and will work closely with the international and operational offices of the Public Ministry engaged in the various areas of the project. He or she will also work closely with and have the support of JES international program staff based in Vancouver and with a number of technical experts. He or she will initially be supported by a small team of local staff in Guatemala which team will increase in size when the project moves into the implementation stage.