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Juvenile Justice Team Lead


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: 19 Jun 2017 Reference: JSSP-GCHR-221
Closing Date: 26 Jun 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Legal Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Contractor Years of Experience: 4 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Supervise implementation of tasks by Juvenile Justice/CCA advisors
2. Ensure all Juvenile Justice deliverables are implemented in a timely manner
3. Advise and assist GoA counterparts to perform their duties, including developing policies, plans and projects
4. Advise and assist GCHR management on all Juvenile Justice projects
5. Work closely with GoA justice actors to support the development of laws, policies and regulations on juvenile justice issues
6. Mentor and provide assistance to GoA Juvenile Justice actors and implementers in Kabul and provinces
7. Maintain current knowledge of National Strategy for Children in Conflict with the Law, Letter of Agreement, Comprehensive Child Act, Afghan Penal Code and Procedure Code, and other Afghan national programs designed to improve justice and protection for children
8. Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders including local government, police and prosecutors, international and local organizations working on juvenile issues and customary and traditional law actors
9. Prepare advance sheets, weekly, quarterly and annual reports as assigned
10. Prepare budget, statement of work, work plan and Purchase Requests (PRs)
11. Ensure timely submission of timesheets
12. Rapidly respond to requests for information from INL, PAE, and U.S. Embassy
13. Report to and perform duties as assigned by supervising international advisor, SL, DSL, SLM
14. Other duties as directed.


1. Good written and verbal communication skills
2. Good computer skills and knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
3. Experience giving presentations
4. Experience conducting legal training and mentoring staff
5. Must be willing and able to travel to all provinces for program activities
6. Ability to meet deadlines and handle multiply tasks simultaneously
7. Demonstrated professional maturity and good interpersonal skills
8. Ability to develop and manage an effective and motivated team
9. Previous experience working with an international organization.


1. Knowledge of best international practices for training and mentoring
2. Knowledge of Afghan justice sector
3. Knowledge of capacity building within Afghan government.


1. Bachelor in Law required; Master in Law or related field preferred
2. At least 3 years of experience managing teams
3. At least 4 years of experience working in juvenile justice issues
4. Juvenile defense or prosecution experience preferred
5. Understanding of Afghan law and international norms and standards on juvenile rights
6. Must be a strong advocate for juvenile justice reform and advancement of the rights of the child

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul


Bachelors Degree, Law

Submission Guideline

Only the candidates meeting the above requirements can apply for this vacancy by submitting their resumes to PAE-JSSP-Vacancies NO later than June 26, 2017. 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 (Juvenile Justice Team Lead-JSSP-GCHR-221) in the subject line of your email, otherwise your application will NOT be considered for the evaluation.

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