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Advisor, Criminal Law Reform Working Group

Kabul, Afghanistan

Short summary of the job: 
Nationality: Local National (LN)
Base of Operations: Kabul, Afghanistan (with occasional travel to provinces)
Required Clearance: VSS-A or other INL-approved vetting

Responsibilities

The LCB Advisor, Criminal Law Reform Working Group (CLRWG) shall:

  •              Represent JSSP in CLRWG meetings and provide legal advice and secretariat support

  •              Provide legal research and analysis, and assist members of Taqnin in drafting criminal provisions

  •              Translate documents from English to Dari/Pashto or vice versa using proper legal terminology, paying attention to detail, and ensuring complete translation of entire documents

  •              Interpret for international justice advisors in meetings, workshops, seminars and training using proper legal terminology and accuracy

  •              Draft reports for activities and accomplishments on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis, or as otherwise assigned

  •              Represent JSSP in conferences, seminars and workshops and prepare reports

  •              Mentor Taqnin in drafting and amending laws, legislations and guidelines

  •              Liaise with other components and coordinate activities to achieve established objectives

  • Prepare timely information for JSSP reports, deliverables and success stories for activities and accomplishments on a bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis, or as otherwise assigned

  •              Conduct meetings to further JSSP programmatic delivery at both the U.S. Embassy/INL-Kabul and GIRoA ministries and departments

  • Identify needs and propose recommendations for better LCB implementation

  •              Assist in the preparation of LCB component budgets, workplan development, and statements of work; provide inputs for any other reports as requested

        Rapidly respond to requests for information from JSSP Management, INL, and Tetra Tech

  •              Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements

  •                       Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience and a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

  •         Experience collaborating with Afghan government ministries and institutions

  •         Ability to develop and maintain relationships with cross-sectoral key stakeholders to ensure collaboration to meet project goals

  •         Demonstrated understanding of Afghan legal system

  •         Excellent oral and written communication skills

  •         Ability to travel to provinces

  •                      Ability to work in a fast-paced, stressful environment  

Contract Type:

Long Term

Employment Type:

Full Time

Salary:

As per NTa Salary scale

Probationary Period:

3 months 

Work Location:

Kabul, Afghanistan (with occasional travel to provinces)