Job Details

  • Job Location:
    Parwan, Afghanistan
  • Number of Vacancies:
  • Funcational Area:
  • Industry:
    NGO / NPO
  • Contract Type:
    Short Term
  • Work Type:
    Full Time
  • Contract Duration:
    9 months
  • Extendable:
  • Traveling to Provinces:
  • Open Ended:
  • Salary Range
    670 - 770 $ per month
  • Preferred Candidate:

  • Years of Experience:
    2 Year(s)
  • Nationality:
  • Education:
    Bachelors Degree
    BA Law & Political Science, BA Sharia
  • Closing Date:
    May 08, 2013

Date Posted: May 01, 2013
Ref. ILF-A KBL 013

Defense Lawyer position with ILF-A (707 Views)

About ILF-A

International Legal Foundation-Afghanistan (ILF-A)
Operating in Afghanistan since 2003, ILF-Afghanistan is a country-wide public defender office that provides criminal defense services free of charge to indigent Afghan men, women, and children. Established by the International Legal Foundation (ILF), an international non-governmental organization based in the United States, ILF-Afghanistan is non-governmental and Non profit organization registered with the Ministry of Economy of Afghanistan.

Job Summary

According to Article 31 of Constitution, ILF-A defense lawyers provide free legal services to indigenous suspects and accused in criminal courts. According to the ILF-A policy defense lawyers handle and follow up cases carefully and professionally till the end of final decision of courts, the defense lawyers implement their duties in accordance to the rules of ILF-A and guidance of line supervisors, in order to appropriately defend their clients. This main job is to represent the detainees from Bagram prison. and report to ILF-A main office.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Handling 12 active cases during investigation in accordance to the regulations of ILF-A.
• Handling and follow up of the clients’ cases in police departments, prosecution offices and courts.
• Clients’ case study in police departments, prosecution offices and courts.
• Participating in judicial sessions and defense from the clients in trials.
• Participating in the prosecution investigation process regarding his/her client.
• Writing and preparing the defense statement and objection over prosecution appeal in due time.
• Attempts for the release his/her client during investigation and after the decision of court.
• Conducting Defensive investigations regarding clients’ cases.
• Observation of the crime’s scene, meeting with the victim, witness and the relatives of the victim.
• Preparing of the weekly reports.
• Reporting to the line supervisor and receiving guidance for the progress of cases.
• Receiving advice of supervisor during preparing of defense statements.
• Taking the views of line supervisor in consideration.
• Filing motion to the appeal court and Supreme Court and reconsideration of the case with the disagreement of client over the decision of primary court and appeal court.
• Continuous participation in the internal legal trainings of CLEs of the office.
• Coordination and corporation with the other defense lawyers.
• Observing all the rules and regulations of the advocacy law, AIBA manifesto and defense lawyer manual.


• Must be graduated from Law faculty or Sharia faculty.
• Must have the license of the AIBA.
• At least 2 years of experience in legal advocacy.
• Should be able to speak and write Pashto and Dari languages.
• Should have the comprehensive knowledge of Afghanistan’s laws and legal system.
• Have good communication skills and have the special ability of establish relations.
• In case of need ready to travel and work in all provinces of Afghanistan.
• Having knowledge of computer.
Dari and Pashto type is preferred.
• Being citizen of Afghanistan.
Duty Station is in Bagram Prison.


Candidates must have strong analytical, interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and decision-making skills

Language(s) required

Pashto, and Dari, English is an asset

Submission Guideline

Applicants should submit their resume, statement of interest in the position and, as a separate document, a description of significant challenges that exist in Afghanistan to providing high-quality legal representation to indigent clients in criminal cases.
Applications should be submitted by May 07, 2013 to:
Parviz Ahmad Ghafarzay, Administrative/Human Resource Manager
Mobile: +93 700 022 374
House #558
Street 5 of Qala-e Fatullah
Kabul, Afghanistan
or by email (preferred) to
Please write the name of position in Subject line of your email.
For information on ILF-Afghanistan, see
ILF-Afghanistan is an equal opportunity employer.
It actively seeks to diversify its workforce.

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