Project Clerk

Kabul, Afghanistan

About Project: The Access to Quality Justice Services (AQJS) project outcome is to increase the access to quality justice for all and reduce the “justice gap” in Afghanistan with detailed objectives as follows; (i) increase access to justice for all through effective, accountable and gender-responsive justice & judicial institutions (ii) increase legal awareness of Afghan men and women (iii) strengthen linkages between formal and traditional/ customary / informal dispute resolution and (iv) strengthen justice institutions’ capacity to effectively implement the NJJRP. Consequently, Afghan men, women and girls can equally experience improved access to quality justice services and that would increase trust in Justice systems which is, in a longer-term, a key element to support economic development in the country.

Job Summary: The Project clerk will be responsible for distribution of the cases under supervision of LAD DoJ and database including reporting, exporting data and updates; and sharing the data of provision of quality legal aid activities with the UNDP AQJS Project


                  1.       Distribution of the cases under supervision of LAD DoJ

                  2.       Database including reporting, exporting data and updates; and sharing the data of provision of quality legal aid activities with               the UNDP AQJS Project.

                  3.       Translation:

                            ·       Translation of all-important documents;

                            ·       Translation of necessary e-mails for non-English speakers;

                            ·       Interpreter in meetings/seminars as necessary.

                  4.Support to Legal Aid team:

                            ·       Preparation of weekly/monthly plans for Legal Aid team;

                            ·       Supporting Legal Aid team in preparation of their files and reports;

                            ·       Management of the Legal Aid team database including reporting, exporting data and updates;

                   5.Copying and scanning documents.


                Assisting in preparation of weekly/monthly reports.

                Exporting data from database to UNDP AQJS;

                Reporting to the Project Coordinator on weekly base.

                Generating reports from the database when requested.

                Regularly update provincial database and share the database with UNDP AQJS Project.

                      Perform other duties as assigned by Project Coordinator 



                •   Corporate Competencies:

                •        Demonstrates commitment to Ministry of Justice mission, vision and values;

                •        Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;

                •        Strong organizational and reporting skills;

                •        Ability to work independently;

                •        Ability to establish substantive professional relationships with all stakeholders;

                  Functional Competencies:

                •        Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office;

                •        Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills;

                •        Good interpersonal and negotiation skills that allow for working productively as part of a larger team;

                •        Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, Dari or Pashto;

                •        Ability to communicate effectively with and relate to people of different cultures, demonstrating an ability to see issues from other perspectives.

                  Language Requirements: Fluency in Dari, Pashto and English is required


                •          With bachelor’s degree Minimum of 2 years and with master’s degree 1 year of relevant work experience in administration and financial management is required

                • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Statistics, Economics, Development Studies ,Business Administration, law &             political science, Public Administration, Finance or related field is required.

                •           Previous work experience with a satisfactory performance in the same or similar functional area preferably with UN or INGOs.

                •          Full command of computer and English Language.

                •          Sufficient knowledge of the potential applications of the database

                •          General IT knowledge

                •          Good standard of written and spoken local languages.

                •          Ability of taking on further responsibilities

                •          Ability to work individually and as part of a team.

                •          Excellent computer skills including MS Excel and Word is required.

                  WORKING ARRANGEMENTS

                •    Institutional Arrangements: 

                  Under direct supervision of LAD DoJ Balkh and overall supervision of National Legal Aid Coordinator, the Project clerk will support the project implementation and program team.
                • Contract Type:  Short Term
                • Employment Type: Full Time
                • Salary: As per NTA Salary Scale
                • Contract Duration: 31-Dec-2021 (with extension possibility)
                • Job Location:  Balkh, Afghanistan