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Senior National Technical Advisor



The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) is an inter-governmental development organization with headquarters in Rome and program offices in Kabul and several other provinces in Afghanistan. IDLO fulfils its mandate by providing training, technical assistance, research, and publication to governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local communities, and professional associations in developing countries, countries in economic transition, and countries emerging from armed conflict. IDLO began working in Afghanistan in 2001 and has become a leading partner of Afghan government, donor countries and international agencies to achieve the common goal of strengthening the rule of law. Afghanistan has been an IDLO Member Country since 2012.

Job Summary

The Senior Technical Advisor (STA) will report to and work under the direction of the Team Manager, Afghan Justice Institutions Strengthening (AJIS) Program. S/he will be a senior member of the AJIS team in Afghanistan, be responsible for technical review, quality assurance and timely delivery of Program results as well as external representation of the Program. The STA will liaise closely with other IDLO Afghanistan programs and IDLO Headquarters to ensure Program deliverables are effectively coordinated with other programs and are aligned with IDLO institutional approaches and standards.

Job Details

Date Posted: 01 Dec 2016 Reference: IDLO/55/2016
Closing Date: 14 Dec 2016 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Law Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Special Service Contract Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Quality Control
 Review all Program activities, products and results to ensure they are technically sound, meet high quality standards and are aligned with IDLO institutional approaches/standards.
Internal Capacity Building
 Contribute to internal capacity building through regular coaching of team members to improve their skills.
External Relations
 Under the direction of the Team Manager and in full coordination with other AJIS Capacity Development Advisors, represent the Program in meetings with donors, beneficiaries, UN agencies, Afghan officials, networks and other implementing organizations in the rule of law field;
 Raise the profile of the Program and improve communication and coordination with the above-mentioned actors through proactively seeking opportunities for meetings.
 In coordination with the Team Manager, IDLO Afghanistan heads of programs and IDLO Headquarters, provide
donors and beneficiaries with regular updates on progress towards the achievement of program objectives.
Reporting and Monitoring & Evaluation
 Review all donor narrative reports, quarterly internal reports and other briefs/program documents in collaboration with the AJIS team and the Kabul-based M&E Unit before submission to the Team Manager for clearance and submission to IDLO Headquarters;
 Assist in the monitoring, reporting, documenting and communicating of program results.
Internal Communication and Information Sharing
 Assist the Team Manager in the review of weekly and monthly activity reports before submission to IDLO
 Assist the Team Manager to monitor and report to IDLO Headquarters the program implementation environment, including personnel changes within beneficiary justice sector institutions, major political developments in the country related to the justice sector and programing/activities of implementing organizations in the rule of law field.
Program Development
 Assist in the design and drafting of project proposals, liaising with and collecting information from AJIS field
 Perform any other similar duties as requested by the Supervisor.

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces


 Knowledge of Afghan and international law, especially civil law and human rights;
 Ability to communicate strategically with sensitive audiences, including the donor and partner organizations;
 Knowledge of Afghan justice sector institutions, including the structure of and relationships between departments and institutions, in particular, the MoJ, Supreme Court and AIBA;
 Knowledge of the rule of law landscape in Afghanistan, including donors, implementing partners and current
programing in the field;
 Demonstrated experience of legal writing and legal reasoning;
 Knowledge of the work of the MoJ State Cases Dept., Huquq Dept. and defense attorneys;
 Superior interpersonal and communication skills, including ability to listen and respect others and to manage
collaborative relationships;
 Self-motivated, but also able to work collaboratively and supportively with others;
 Ability to take the initiative in task management;
 Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment;
 Strong computer knowledge and skills (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Internet);
 Highly organized and capable of managing administrative and project management processes.


 At minimum a Shari’a Law or LLB Degree.
 Additional LLM and adult education degrees will be an advantage.
 A combination of at least five years of experience in a senior position as a legal practitioner or a substantially
similar position within an Afghan justice system agency, NGO or international organization;
 Experience working in an external representation capacity with donors and external stakeholders;
 Experience in training/capacity building programing.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul


Masters Degree, Law

Submission Guideline

Please submit your CV to the given email address and indicate clearly in the subject of your e-mail the position and the vacancy number you are applying to. Please read the above vacancy and make sure your experience and qualification meets the above criteria and if any application does not meet the above criteria will not be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews & written test if required.

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