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About Tetra Tech - JSSP

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting and engineering services. The Company supports government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions focused on water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. With 16,000 associates worldwide, Tetra Tech's capabilities span the entire project life cycle.Tetra Tech provides technical, management, and advisory services to help developing and transitioning societies navigate the challenges they face. We work around the world to help establish and strengthen productive relationships between state and society and develop sustainable government and justice systems that are responsive, transparent, accountable, fair, and efficient. In this way we increase stability, foster investment, and improve the rule of law, which benefits our partner countries as well as our economy back home.

The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and law Enforcement Affairs (INL), funded Justice Sector Support Program (JSSP) is a nationwide criminal justice sector development program focused on institutional capacity building as well as training and mentoring in Kabul and key provinces, and utilizes international and Afghan Advisors to train and build capacity for Afghan officials within the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), Attorney General’s Office (AGO), Supreme Court (SCT), Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MOWA), and other justice sector institutions.The program has the following four sections:

*Case Management System Development
*Legislative Capacity Building
*Organizational Capacity Building
*Monitoring and Evaluation

Job Summary

Nationality: Local National (LN)
Base of Operations: Kabul, Afghanistan
Required Clearance: INL- Vetting
Salary: NTA Salary Scale - Grade B

Tetra Tech, Afghanistan Justice Sector Support Program (JSSP), is seeking applications for LCB Section Lead position for Legislative Capacity Building (LCB) section under the supervision of Deputy Chief of Team - Advisors (DCOT-A).

Job Details

Date Posted: 23 Oct 2018 Reference: VA 18-047
Closing Date: 10 Nov 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Management Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per NTA Salary Scale Policy10000.0
Contract Type: Contractor Years of Experience: 7 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 3 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

• Supervise the assigned personnel (e.g., National advisors, translators, and administrative assistants)
• Advise and assist counterparts in performing their functions, including developing policies, plans and projects
• Manage advisors and ensure that their work is consistent
• Identify needs within the GIROA ministries in conjunction with international advisors and the Afghan Consultants
• Organize special projects
• Coordinate donor efforts
• Assist key departments in developing plans and projects to perform their functions and strengthen communications between central and provincial offices
• Liaise with other offices and coordinate activities to achieve established objectives
• Report to and perform related duties as DCOT-A, COT
• File reports for activities and accomplishments on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis, or as otherwise assigned
• Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders including, but not limited to, local government officials; police and prosecutors; international organizations involved in the justice sector; Afghan organizations involved in the justice sector; and customary and traditional law actors
• Prepare budgets, work plans, and statements of work; submit deliverables, conduct trainings, and insure timely submission of team timesheets, leave, and travel requests
• Rapidly respond to requests for information from INL/K and INL/AP
• Other duties as directed by COT/DCOT-A.


• At least one year in a management role, and demonstrated abilities that include strategic planning, and program management
• The candidate should demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the formal Afghan Justice system, with a particular emphasis on the coordination and interaction of the Afghan justice ministries
• Superior interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated understanding of Afghan legal system
• Past experience developing and implementing relevant training courses preferred
• Ability to travel to provinces
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Fluent in Dari/Pashto, and English
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, stressful environment


• Minimum of 5 years of professional experience and a Masters, or 7 years of experience and a Bachelor’s degree
• Must have a bachelor’s degree in law, international development, public policy and administration, or related field, with a Masters' degree preferred.
• Experience collaborating with Afghan government ministries and institutions on organizational capacity building initiatives
• Ability to develop and maintain relationships with cross-sectoral key stakeholders to ensure collaboration to meet project goals
• A Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul: PROVINCIAL CENTER (KABUL)
AF AF 12


Bachelors Degree, Law

Submission Guideline

Please submit the list of documents below to Applyjssp no later than November 10, 2018. The subject line MUST be (LCB Section Lead - VA 18-047), otherwise your application will NOT be considered for the evaluation.

• Updated CV
• Cover letter, which demonstrates eligibility and interest (maximum one page).

No in-person appointments or phone calls will be entertained. Only selected qualified applicants will be contacted. Hard copy application package is not accepted.

Tetra Tech is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations. We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workplace. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups. Tetra Tech is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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