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About the Programme 

The Government of the Republic of the Philippines with the support of the European Union is implementing the Justice Sector Reform Programme: Governance in Justice II (GOJUST II). GOJUST II is funded by the European Union and implemented by the British Council and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). GOJUST II builds on and continues the work of the predecessor programme, GOJUST, which was implemented from April 2016 to September 2020. GOJUST II is implemented in joint co-financing with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation. 

The overall objective of GOJUST is to contribute to inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development through improved access to justice for all in the Philippines. Specifically, it aims to develop more responsive and accountable justice services. It includes two components focusing on justice and human rights, respectively. The programme is being implemented from December 2020 to June 2025. 

Background of the Assignment 

This mission aims to:  

  • support the development of the NJIS middleware exchange platform and to the inter-operability layer of the NJIS implementing agencies 
  • facilitate data harmonization, particularly in the nomenclature of criminal offenses through the development of Application Program Interface of the Philippine Crime Index Research System 
  • contribute to jail decongestion by enhancing/refactoring the Bureau of Corrections Inmate Management Information Systems including the updating of the Good Conduct Time allowance computation 
  • ensure whenever possible, gender disaggregation of data in existing databases in terms of sex, age, ethnicity, disability, among other categories to contribute to gender-responsive and inclusive data analysis 

Role overview 

With supervision/instructions from the Department of Justice–Chief Information Technology Officer, the team shall develop the following: 

  • NJIS Middleware Exchange Platform
  • Interoperability layers of the NJIS implementing agencies 
  • Enhancements/ Refactoring of the Bureau of Corrections Inmate Management Information Systems that includes the updating of the Good Conduct Time allowance computation 
  • Development of API of the Philippine Crime Index Research System (PCIRS) 


Required Experts


  • One (1) Lead Systems Developer
  • One (1) Systems Analyst
  • Six (6) Systems Developers





Contract duration

Estimated start date is 2 October 2023. The main mission period is 18 months from 2 October 2023 to 1 April 2025.


How to apply? 

Applications should be submitted to Lalaine Alfaro (Lalaine.Alfaro@britishcouncil.org) by 15 September 2023, 11:59 p.m. (Manila time)

For the complete list of required qualifications and skills, and general and specific professional experience, please download the attached Terms of Reference below. 

For questions and concerns, the main contact person for this mission shall be:  

Lalaine Alfaro (Lalaine.Alfaro@britishcouncil.org

The complete Terms of Reference is available for download below. 

  • Annex 1 - Pricing Approach (Microsoft Excel 16KB)
  • GOJUST II Systems Developers and Systems Analyst - Terms of Reference (Adobe PDF 209KB)
  • External links