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Policy and Planning Advisor


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: 06 Aug 2017 Reference: JSSP-OCB-244
Closing Date: 13 Aug 2017 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Adviser Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Contractor Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Assist counterpart Afghan government officials to develop policies, strategies and planning systems
2. Supervise, plan and conduct initial assessments of policy and planning functions in Afghan justice institutions
3. Help develop training and mentoring programs on policy and planning functions for Afghan justice institution officials
4. Conduct training and mentoring programs on policy and planning functions for Afghan justice institutions
5. Help the Afghan justice institutions to devise effective mechanisms for implementation of their long term strategies
6. Assist the Afghan justice institutions to conduct interdepartmental communication and coordination regarding policy and planning functions
7. Help build Afghan justice institution capacity by establishing mentoring relationships with key Afghan officials involved in policy development and planning
8. Develop and maintain expertise in policy development and planning within the Afghan
9. Attorney General’s Office, the Ministries of Justice and Women’s Affairs, and the
10. Supreme Court of Afghanistan
11. Conduct necessary liaison with other relevant US Government, international and
12. Inter-governmental rule of law programs
13. Help develop the professional skills of JSSP Afghan teammates
14. Ensure the policy and planning departments of each Afghan justice institution is fully engaged in transition activities and building capacity and achieving self-sufficiency.
15. Provide regular required reports on work activities and all other reports as required by JSSP leadership
16. Perform any and all other duties as assigned by the Communications Subject Matter Expert (SME) and the chain of command
17. Conduct needs assessment on training needs
18. Prepare and develop training curricula
19. Conduct trainings in provinces to the government staff of related department or field


1. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with staff and leadership at all organizational levels.
2. Excellent verbal and written English skills.
3. Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Windows and MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
4. Excellent policy and planning development, writing, coordination and implementation skills.
5. Ability to quickly build effective working relationships with fellow advisors and teammates and Afghan government officials.
6. Ability to analyze complex situations and problems and identify and implement effective solutions.
7. Ability to multi-task and meet multiple challenging and competing deadlines.
8. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
9. Team building, management and supervisory skills.
10. Ability to manage conflicting priorities and balance a heavy workload.


1. Knowledge of current best international practices for policy development and planning.
2. Knowledge of organizational development.
3. Knowledge of the government and ministries of Afghanistan.
4. Knowledge of capacity building and transition for Afghan justice institutions.
5. Knowledge and understanding of training and mentoring programs in the international development sector.
6. Knowledge of existing policies and strategies related to justice institutions.


1. Bachelor’s degree in public administration, Policy & Planning, business administration, government studies or a related field is minimum requirement.
2. Master’s degree in a relevant field is preferred.
3. Specialized and certified training in policy and/or planning is preferred.
4. Five years of professional work experience with at least three years of relevant experience in policy and/or planning is required.
5. Experience training and mentoring government officials is preferred.
6. Experience working in cross-cultural environments is preferred.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul


Bachelors Degree, Administrative

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 August 13, 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 (Policy and Planning Advisor-JSSP-OCB-244) in the subject line of your email, otherwise your application will NOT be considered for the evaluation

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