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About Afghanistan Justice Sector Support Program (JSSP)

The Afghanistan Justice Sector Support Program (JSSP) is a multi-pronged effort to develop and strengthen the capacity of the Afghan criminal justice sector institutions and justice professionals. JSSP is funded by the United States Department of State/Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). PAE is INL’s prime contractor responsible for implementing JSSP. Through capacity building, technical advice and direct assistance, JSSP helps the justice institutions and the justice professionals perform their respective roles in delivering fair and effective justice services to the citizens of Afghanistan. In addition to working with justice institutions, JSSP participates in a variety of projects designed to promote access to a fair and effective justice system.

Job Summary


Job Details

Date Posted: 29 Nov 2016 Reference: JSSP-GCHR-170
Closing Date: 06 Dec 2016 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Translation Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Contractor Years of Experience: 3 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

• Implement tasks assigned by senior translator
• Translate documents from English to Dari/Pashto and vice versa
• Simultaneously interpret and translate for international advisors
• Maintain hard and soft copies of translated documents
• Provide translation support to all JSSP when assigned
• Report to and perform duties as assigned by SL, DSL and SLM
• Rapidly respond to requests for information from INL, PAE, and U.S. Embassy
• Other duties as directed.


• Cultural knowledge of both Dari and Pashto
• Knowledge of Afghan government and legal system


• Bachelor in English, Literature or relevant field required; Master desirable
• At least 3 years of experience working in translation and interpretation
• Experience translating and interrupting legal documents
• Fluency in English, Dari and Pashto
• Good reading, writing, spelling and comprehension of English, Dari and Pashto
• Ability to interpret and translate simultaneously
• Computer literacy and knowledge and work experience in MS Office: Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Internet Explorer.
• Ability to work in a team and be detail oriented
• Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines
• Previous experience working with an international organization
• Self-motivated, organized and disciplined.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul


Bachelors Degree, Translation

Submission Guideline

Only the candidates meeting the above requirements can apply for this vacancy by submitting their resumes to PAE-JSSP-Vacancies by NO later than December 6, 2016. Please download and fill in the Internal Job Application Form and ask your supervisor to submit it not the candidate itself if you are working with any PAE Programs.

Note: While applying for this vacancy, kindly please mention (Translator-JSSP-GCHR-170) in the subject line of your email, otherwise your application will NOT be considered for the evaluation.

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