Consultant – Transitional Justice Expert

Location: remote with a possibility of travel

The Carter Center is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health. 

With over three decades of working in Sudan, an office in Khartoum, and a broad network of relationships across the 18 states, the Carter Center is now working to support Sudan’s ongoing transition. To assist this support, the Carter Center is seeking a highly qualified individual to serve as a Transitional Justice Expert. The selected candidate will work remotely and report to the Carter Center’s Conflict Resolution Program and Democracy Program Associate Directors.  

Applicants should have at least 10 years of experience working on transitional justice within conflict resolution and democratic governance programs. The ideal candidate would possess a law degree and have experience working in conflict- or post-conflict countries transitioning to a democratic government, as well as strong knowledge of and experience in Sudan. Expertise in areas including East Sudan, Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan is preferred. Fluency in English is required; Arabic is highly desirable. The position is expected to be remote-based and conducted primarily through desk review, and, if possible, with field-based engagement depending on program contingencies. The analyst will be part of a core team of researchers who will jointly produce a final report with findings at the end of the consultancy. The initial assignment is for three months, beginning in March 2023.

The Transitional Justice Expert is responsible for understanding and analysing Sudan’s transitional justice frameworks and processes, and briefing Carter Center staff and other relevant stakeholders on key transitional justice issues as appropriate. S/he will: 

  • Become familiar with the evolving legal and regulatory framework for Sudan’s transitional process including the 2019 Constitutional Charter, Juba Peace Agreement, August 2022 draft constitution, and December 2022 Framework Agreement, as well as any other relevant laws (media regulations, judicial system, electoral procedures, etc.) and international obligations;
  • Conduct an analysis of transitional justice in Sudan in the context of the evolving constitutional framework and relevant national legislation and international obligations; develop evolving recommendations based on findings;
  • Monitor and assess any evolution of constitutional/legal framework for transitional justice; collect, review and summarize all constitutional frameworks/laws relevant to Sudan’s transitional justice;  
  • Assess and track Sudan’s commitment to transitional justice in practice; prepare supplemental memos assessing specific transitional justice issues on an “as-needed” basis; Contribute to the preparation of statements of preliminary findings and any of the project’s interim reports;
  • Support the Youth Citizen Observer Network through thematic analysis on transitional justice to inform regional priorities;
  • Submit weekly reports on relevant developments as well as to contribute to the writing of a final report with findings due at the end of May 2023, bearing primary responsibility for drafting report sections focused on the legal/constitutional framework; and 
  • Perform other duties as appropriate for the good functioning of the project. 

To be considered for this position, provide your application details and upload a CV/resume and cover letter in support of your application in the following website: Only applications received through this link will be considered: The Carter Center – Sudan 2023 Core Team of Experts Application ( As this is an international assessment, Sudanese nationals are not eligible for this role. Due to the large volume of applicants, only those candidates selected for an interview or additional consideration will be notified by the Center, no phone calls please.

Deadline for submissions: March 3rd, 2023