Hill, Alfred

Master thesis: 
Rule of law through international State-building: A study of Liberia’s Judicial Institute Magistrates Program

Alfred Hill is a mid-level specialist on the development and management of justice sector programs, monitoring and evaluation of program activities, and building and maintaining relationships with partners and stakeholders. Mr. Hill currently serves as IDLO, Field Program Coordinator on an INL funded project “Strengthening Prevention and Accountability for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Myanmar: A pilot initiative in Kachin and Shan States. Prior to this move, he served as Senior Program Officer with IDLO in Liberia where he successfully coordinated the implementation of an SGBV, and TIP projects funded by INL and UNDP.

In 2013-2016, Mr. Hill worked with The Carter Center Liberia’s Access to Justice Project, first as a Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer, and later as the Deputy Project Lead. At the Carter Center, he coordinated project implementation and proposals development, and lead the implementation of the M&E component of the project. Prior to this, Mr. Hill worked as a Research Officer on the German International Cooperation, Judicial Reform Program for West Africa, focusing on conducting research on Liberian and Sierra Leonean Supreme Court opinions and other national and International laws, conducting interviews with Circuit Court Judges, Magistrates and Court users, and producing statistical reports containing vital recommendations for judicial reform.

Besides his full-time employment, Mr. Hill has provided consultancy to several local and international organizations including German International Cooperation (GIZ), Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), American Bar Association-Rule of Law Initiative (ABA-ROLI), Open Society Institute (OSI), Millennium Challenge Account-Liberia, National Center for State Courts (NCSC), and a part-time lecturer at two of Liberia’s tertiary institutions – A.M.E University and A.M.E. Zion University.

Mr. Hill has both independently written, and contributed to, publications on Liberian laws, the Liberian criminal justice system, and judicial reform in Liberia. Mr. Hill holds a BA in Sociology and Economics from the African Methodist Episcopal University, and an MA in Sociology of Law with emphasis in Research and Development Studies from the International Institute for the Sociology of Law coordinated by the University of Milan and Basque University and is a second year student of the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia.

Experience in Oñati: 

I recall good times twelve out of thirteen students from ten different nations would jointly prepared lunch and dinner. This provided an opportunity of eating food of different nations prepared by people of those nations I hadn’t been.

I also recall the number of times we went hiking up the mountains and exercising at the gym as a way or relieving the stress but also staying healthy.

Most important of all, were my time with the kids at the high school, with friends of the town and my many visits to the Bars, Square and at friends’ house. Indeed, my time at the IISL and Onati is a never forgotten one and I must state that I owe gratitude to the dedicated staff, the professors, scientific director, friends and visiting scholars for the support and love shown during my time of study. The institute remain a place of constant visit to reflect on the good times I had and to acquire more knowledge from its awesome library.