Policy and Planning Advisor

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1334
Date Posted:Apr 8, 2018
Reference:VA 18-008
Closing Date:Apr 20, 2018
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Legal
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66

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:

Tetra Tech, Afghanistan Justice Sector Support Program (JSSP), is seeking applications for Policy and Planning Advisor position at Organizational Capacity Building section under the supervision of Section Leader.

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

Excellent communication skills. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively verbally and in written with staff at all levels of the organization.

Excellent written and oral English and Dari.

Excellent computer skills in using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Familiarity with editing and proofreading the documents.

Ability to build effective working relationships remotely and quickly.

Ability to analyze complex situations and problems and identify an appropriate response to them.

Deadline oriented.

Ability to work independently, and as part of a team.

Development and management of an effective and motivated team.

Ability to manage conflicts and balance a heavy workload.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Assist counterpart Afghan government officials to develop policies, strategies and planning systems

Supervise, plan and conduct initial assessments of policy and planning functions in Afghan justice institutions

Help develop training and mentoring programs on policy and planning functions for Afghan justice institution officials

Conduct training and mentoring programs on policy and planning functions for Afghan justice institutions

Help the Afghan justice institutions to devise effective mechanisms for implementation of their long term strategies

Assist the Afghan justice institutions to conduct interdepartmental communication and coordination regarding policy and planning functions

Help build Afghan justice institution capacity by establishing mentoring relationships with key Afghan officials involved in policy development and planning

Develop and maintain expertise in policy development and planning within the Afghan Attorney General’s Office, the Ministries of Justice and Women’s Affairs, and the Supreme Court of Afghanistan

Conduct necessary liaison with other relevant US Government, international and intergovernmental rule of law programs

Help develop the professional skills of JSSP Afghan teammates

Ensure the policy and planning departments of each Afghan justice institution is fully engaged in transition activities and building capacity and achieving self-sufficiency.

Provide regular required reports on work activities and all other reports as required by JSSP leadership

Perform any and all other duties as assigned by the OCB SL

Conduct needs assessment on training needs

Prepare and develop training curricula

Conduct trainings in provinces to the government staff of related department or field

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


Minimum of five years of professional experience, preferably working with Afghan justice institutions on strategic planning and capacity building issues

Must have a bachelor’s degree in law or in relevant field

Demonstrated understanding of Afghan legal system

Experience working with government ministries and justice institutions, including cultivating and maintaining relationships with key officials to facilitate collaboration and coordination

Preferred experience developing and implementing training courses for government officials

Experience working with and drafting reports for international donor projects

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Fluent in Dari/Pashto and English

Ability to work in a fast-paced, stressful environment

Job Keywords:

Policy, Planning, Advisor
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