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Legal Advisor

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About Afghanistan New Generation Organization

The Afghanistan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) is an Afghanistan-based organization and the most comprehensive journalist safety mechanism of any country in the world. AJSC maintains the largest database of media workers in Afghanistan, has national and provincial female coordinators to provide support to female media workers, publishes research on media and freedom of speech in Afghanistan, works closely with the Afghan government to develop media laws and provides emergency support to journalists in conflict. AJSC operates under the umbrella of the Afghanistan New Generation Organization (ANGO), an Afghanistan-based NGO that works on projects related to youth in Afghanistan.

Job Summary

AJSC’s two Legal Advisors, one male and one female, are responsible for investigating, following up on and providing legal support in cases of violence against journalists and human rights defenders. They will also work with AJSC’s Advocacy Officer to develop policies and procedures to promote a safer environment of journalists and human rights defenders in Afghanistan.

Job Details

Date Posted: 19 Oct 2016 Reference: 0020
Closing Date: 02 Nov 2016 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 2 Gender: Female
Functional Area: Law Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Agency Staff Years of Experience: 6 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 2 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

• Provide legal advice and support in cases of violence against journalists and human rights defenders
• Work with Advocacy Officer to develop policies and procedures promoting a safer environment for journalists and human rights defenders in Afghanistan
• Follow up and investigate cases of violence against journalists and human rights defenders with the government
• Produce monthly internal reports
• Complete other tasks as required

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces

Qualifications

The Legal Advisors are expected to exercise the following qualifications:
• Certified lawyers with excellent understanding of Afghanistan’s and international legal codes, particularly related to journalists and human rights defenders
• Excellent communication and organizational skills
• Strong independent work ethic
• Ability to thrive in fast-faced work environment
• Willingness and ability to learn

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)

Education:

Bachelors Degree, Law

Submission Guideline

Interested applicants must submit their CVs along with cover letter in the below mentioned email. The submission subject must include the position name and vacancy number. Applications without proper subject line will be disregarded.

Submission Email

jobs@ango.af

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