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Canyon Country, CA, 91351
December 12, 2019

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Tim Ecklund

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Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381



• Experienced international attorney with an excellent leadership experience, prosecution, criminal defense and extensive Justice and Security program management background

• Significant leadership experience in security, rule of law sector development and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) in harsh post-conflict environments

• Extensive and varied experience working with various government Ministers, agencies and NGOs to implement and review rule of law and criminal justice system programs

• Excellent leadership and management experience with attorneys and other groups of professionals including international police including M&E


JD, Litigation, Thomas Cooley Law School

BBA, Business, Andrews University

Masters of Contemporary Diplomacy diploma, Malta University with the Diplo Foundation


January 2019 – Present

Subject Matter Expert (SME) National Training Center (NTC) Ft. Irwin CA


January 2017 – June 2018

Country Director International Development Law Organization Republic of South Sudan (RSS)

• Implement and manage all IDLO programs and personnel in RSS

• Judiciary capacity building program that trained all new Judges in RSS

including six month post program review, monitoring and evaluation

• Legal Aid program to increase access to justice for unnerved and vulnerable populations. Integral M&E component with dynamic feedback lessons learned

• Juvenile justice program to create and implement dedicated juvenile court and detention system in Juba RSS

October 2016 - December 2016

Document review for large Bank law suit


February 2014 - September 2016

Team Leader/Resident Legal Advisor INL Justice Sector Integration Program Kosovo, Mitrovica north

• Implemented INL Justice program to assist with integration of existing legal

system into Kosovo national system

• Baseline review of two distinct legal systems in Mitrovica and implementation plan to integrate these systems

• Program included M&E component to assess relative success of integration and to quantity results of program impact

October 2010 - January 2014

Team Leader/Resident Legal Advisor for US State Dept. Justice Sector Program in South Sudan

Team leader for INL Juvenile Justice program

• Created and implemented program to reduce remanded vulnerable persons in prison especially children

• Coordinated creation of Juba Bar Association and other legal association including South Sudan Woman’s Legal Association

• Program included six month M&E component to evaluate impact of program and assess results for follow on effort

March 2009 - August 2010

UNMIS UNPOL Deputy Police Commissioner Region South, Juba Sudan

• Responsible for activities and actions of 400 UN Police in the Southern Region of Sudan

• Created and implanted the first Livestock Patrol Units in South Sudan to address inter-tribal cattle theft

• Developed and implemented system for placing UNPOL in local police stations with dynamic daily action items feedback system for advice/monitoring including internal M&E component

• Worked closely with southern Sudan Minister of Internal Affairs to increase capacity of local police forces and upgrade public image of police

• Cooperated with bilateral donors such as US INL and NGOs to target donor funding directed at Rule of Law and Law Enforcement programs in South Sudan

• Implemented training program for thousands of police in southern Sudan in Basic Training and training for a wide variety of necessary policing activities

• Coordinated with US Special Envoy to Sudan that resulted in direct US government donation of essential equipment to SSPS including fifty (50) vehicles

September 2007 - March 2009

UNMIS UNPOL Mission Legal Advisor, Khartoum Sudan

• Managed all UNMIS UNPOL attorneys and a number of other UNMIS UNPOL legal experts to give legal guidance and training to both the UNMIS UNPOL and to Sudanese governmental units

• Wrote or modified all of the Police Commissioner directives which were the documents that directed the mission for the UNMIS UNPOL

• Served as mission strategic advisor for two Police Commissioners

• Acting Chief of Staff for UNMIS UNPOL mission on numerous occasions – also deployed to South as UNPOL Region South Chief of Staff and then Acting Deputy Police Commissioner (DPC) Region South for two months when then DPC ended mission.

• Integrated UNMIS UNPOL into then new UN M&E system

December 2006 - September 2007

General Private Law Practice, Denver Colorado

• General practice of law focused on criminal defense

March 2005 - November 2006

Colorado 18th Judicial District, Prosecutor, Centennial Colorado

• Juvenile and adult District Court criminal prosecution

March 2003 - February 2005

General Private Law Practice, Denver Colorado

• General Law practice focused on criminal defense

January 2001 - March 2003

Colorado 5th Judicial District, Breckenridge Colorado


• Senior County Court prosecutor

• Head of Lake County Prosecutor’s Office - prosecuted all crimes charged in Lake County Colorado and managed Prosecutor’s office

US Military

• Company and battalion level US Infantry officer after OCS,

enlisted and NCO

Colorado Mountain College (3 classes) 2002 - 2004

• Faculty and Instructor P.O.S.T. Police Certification Program

Member: International Network to Promote Rule of Law (INPROL)

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