Competition for future trainers (Training of Trainers)
Closing Date: 22 August 2013
Location : Tbilisi
The Council of Europe, in the framework of the European Union and Council of
Europe Joint Programme âStrengthening the lawyersâ capacity for domestic
application of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and of the Revised
European Social Charter (RESC)â, together with the Training Centre of the
Georgian Bar Association, announces an open competition for the selection of
future trainers of defence lawyers and human rights defenders.
The creation of a pool of trainers serves the two-fold objective of enrolling
new talented individuals in the system of continuous legal education of the
Georgian Bar Association and contributing to greater awareness and understanding
of the European Convention of Human Rights and Revised European Social Charter
among legal professionals throughout Georgia.
Future Trainersâ Mission
Selected candidates will receive intensive training of trainers (ToT) on the
following topics: prohibition of discrimination, admissibility criteria in
applications to the European Court of Human Rights, standards of the Revised
European Social Charter. Participants will also be trained in teaching
Participation of selected participants in all ToT sessions is obligatory.
The ToT will be divided in three four-day sessions and will be delivered by
well-known international and national experts with extensive experience in
teaching human rights. The HELP distance-learning programme developed by the
Council of Europe for legal professionals will be actively used during these
Participants of the ToT sessions will be required to take up a test after the
three sessions and will receive certificates of attendance.
Participants of the ToT, who have completed the three four-day sessions, will be
actively used by the Training Centre of the Georgian Bar Association (GBA) for
providing training seminars to lawyers.
From January 2014 to March 2015, the Council of Europe will organise a series of
cascade training seminars for defence lawyers and human rights defenders
throughout Georgia. Trainers who successfully participated in the ToT will be
selected to deliver the aforementioned cascade training seminars.
Trainersâ work during the cascade training seminars will be remunerated.
Candidates should be
practising lawyers, university professors, lecturers or other academics in law,
university degree in
thorough knowledge of
the Georgian legal system and ability to analyse cases from other jurisdictions;
good knowledge of
international human rights law, in particular the ECHR and the case-law of the
European Court of Human Rights.
as a trainer in providing training would be an advantage;
fluency in Georgian
(mother tongue level);
good knowledge of
English and/or Russian.
Please note that only applicants
meeting the abovementioned requirements will be considered for short-listing.
Moreover, these being only minimum requirements, there is no guarantee that
applicants will be shortlisted, even if they meet all of these.
Interested candidates should send
their resume (max. 2 pages) and a short motivation letter (max. 300 words) by 22
August to the following e-mail:
Applications must be made in
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the written test and interview.
Only candidates who best match the
requirements of the announcement and candidates with the best results in the
written test will be invited for an interview.
The maximum number of selected
trainers is 15.
For more information see: www.coe.int / www.coe.ge