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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:  

  • Examine the current ADR legal framework, standards, available research, studies, and information/data both at the domestic and international levels, taking into consideration the previous GOJUST II OADR Governance Framework study, including gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) considerations. 
  • Engage and consult the key public and private sector stakeholders in developing the Philippine ADR Code, including stakeholders with insights into gender and other aspects of inclusion. 
  • Develop and draft the Philippine ADR Code with an updated and harmonised legal framework on the use, promotion, and development of ADR throughout the country. 


Qualifications required

  • Advanced degree in law or other relevant degrees or equivalent in experience 
  • Proven high-level knowledge and skills in ADR (private or government ADR) 
  • Strong analytical skills as demonstrated by a strong relevant track record in ADR practice 
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in the ADR private or public sector 
  • Sufficient familiarity and knowledge of ADR stakeholders, whether private or public 
  • Experience in handling ADR cases, whether public or private
  • Broad and deep knowledge of ADR
  • Proven experience in ADR in the public or private sector or development sector
  • Extensive work experience and proven professional record in ADR practice 


Project duration

Estimated start date is 23 October 2023. The main mission period is 40 days intermittent.  



Applications should be submitted to Lalaine Alfaro (Lalaine.Alfaro@britishcouncil.org) by 30 September 2023; 11:59 PM Manila time

For more information, please download the attached Terms of Reference below. 

For questions and concerns, you may reach out to Lalaine Alfaro (Lalaine.Alfaro@britishcouncil.org