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LEGAL ANALYST (POLITICAL ASSISTANT) FSN-07

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U.S. Embassy Kabul Afghanistan

Job Summary

Provide oral and written updates and analysis to their assigned section head, or to the Justice Attaché on political/judicial developments. Monitor a broad range of local media outlets and report on issues, views, and developments. Assist with preparations for high-level visits, and training of Afghan judicial officials. Identify key figures and assist in establishing relationships. Set up appointments for their assigned section head, or the Justice Attaché and interpret at meetings as needed. The incumbent will maintain a current, comprehensive list of contacts with Afghan judicial authorities. Travel as appropriate to assist the office of the Justice Attaché. Performs oral and written translation work from English into host country languages: Dari and Pashto. Performs oral and written translation work from host country languages into English. Interprets during meetings with high-level host nation officials as well as meetings with other host nation contacts. Develops and maintains contacts with appropriate Afghan government officials, NGO experts, press, and civil society representatives operating in Afghanistan. Respond to tasking on judicial issues. Additional duties as required.

Job Details

Date Posted: 01 Aug 2017 Reference: 17-099
Closing Date: 14 Aug 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 2 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Legal Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy
Contract Type: Permanent Years of Experience: 2 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide oral and written updates and analysis to their assigned section head, or to the Justice Attaché on political/judicial developments. Monitor a broad range of local media outlets and report on issues, views, and developments. Assist with preparations for high-level visits, and training of Afghan judicial officials. Identify key figures and assist in establishing relationships. Set up appointments for their assigned section head, or the Justice Attaché and interpret at meetings as needed. The incumbent will maintain a current, comprehensive list of contacts with Afghan judicial authorities. Travel as appropriate to assist the office of the Justice Attaché. Performs oral and written translation work from English into host country languages: Dari and Pashto. Performs oral and written translation work from host country languages into English. Interprets during meetings with high-level host nation officials as well as meetings with other host nation contacts. Develops and maintains contacts with appropriate Afghan government officials, NGO experts, press, and civil society representatives operating in Afghanistan. Respond to tasking on judicial issues. Additional duties as required.

Skills

SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Excellent written and verbal skills. Ability to speak publicly. Have strong intern-personal skills. Must have the ability to interpret conversations, meetings and proceedings in real time. Should have a familiarity of legal/technical terms and vocabulary. Must be able to self-direct on issues related to work, and to work without constant supervision. Additionally, incumbent should be a self-starter and able to place individual tasks within the larger context of the work in the office. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Applicants must address required qualifications criteria listed below with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
VA 17-091 - Full Performance Level:
1. EDUCATION: Completion of at least two years of University/College studies.
2. EXPERIENCE: At least 2 years of translation/interpretation or social science research experience is required with an Embassy or international organization.
3. LANGUAGE: Level 3 (Good working knowledge) English / Level 4 Dari (Fluent) / Level 4 (Fluent) Pashto in both written and oral formats are required.
4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Excellent written and verbal skills. Ability to speak publicly. Have strong intern-personal skills. Must have the ability to interpret conversations, meetings and proceedings in real time. Should have a familiarity of legal/technical terms and vocabulary. Must be able to self-direct on issues related to work, and to work without constant supervision. Additionally, incumbent should be a self-starter and able to place individual tasks within the larger context of the work in the office. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
5. JOB KNOWLEDGE: In addition to the language requirement incumbent should have general knowledge of the Afghan legal system as well as the overall legal process including general laws, provisions and procedures

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)

Education:

Diploma, General

Submission Guideline

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above);
2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. high school certificate, transcripts, bachelor degree, driving license etc.); if you do not attach educational documents your application will not be considered for this position.
WHERE TO APPLY:
Human Resources Office, U.S. Embassy Kabul
Subject line must be: (Legal Analyst (Political Assistant) VA 17-099) or your application may not be considered.

Submission Email

kabuljobs@state.gov

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