Juvenile Justice Advisor

Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1415
Date Posted:Jun 4, 2018
Reference:VA 18-019
Closing Date:Jun 13, 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:No
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 Juvenile Justice Advisor position for Legislative Capacity Building (LCB) section under the supervision of LCB-GCHR Team Lead.

Skills Required:

Not available

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Ability to work in a fast-paced, stressful environment

Duties & Responsibilities:

Assist the Afghanistan Ministry of Justice Directors of the Rights (Huquq), Government Cases, and Taqnin Departments in developing plans and projects to perform their functions and strengthen communications between central, provincial and district offices

Assist the Afghanistan Ministry of Justice Juvenile Rehabilitation, Huquq, Government Cases, and Taqnin Departments, in coordination with the Administration Department, in planning and implementing the National Justice Sector Strategy and the National Justice Program to include the Afghanistan Justice Sector Reform Project

Supervise Afghan advisors

Identify needs within the assigned departments, in conjunction with the Afghan advisors

Help to organize donor efforts in coordination with the Afghanistan Ministry of Justice Policy and Planning Department to support activities in the Huquq, Government Cases, and Taqnin Departments

Coordinate with other organizations on juvenile justice law and alternatives to incarceration/detention

Assist in filing reports for activities and accomplishments on a weekly, quarterly and annual basis, or as otherwise assigned by the Section Leader and COT

Assist in writing the work plans, reports, project documents, technical proposals, terms of reference, personnel evaluations, and statements of work

Develop training materials on juvenile justice law and regulation, as well as on alternatives to incarceration/detention, as appropriate

Maintain current knowledge of National Strategy for Children in Conflict with the Law, the Letter of Agreement, the Comprehensive Child Act, Afghan Penal Code and Procedure Code, and other Afghan national programs designed to improve justice and protection for children

Develop capacity of JSSP local national colleagues

Perform any other duties as assigned by the Section Lead, Technical Director, Deputy Chief of Team-Advisors and Chief of Team

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


Minimum five years of professional experience working on juvenile justice issues

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

Experience working with government ministries and justice institutions, and provincial and district governments

Understanding of international juvenile justice standards and best practices

Demonstrated experience developing and implementing training courses on juvenile justice law and regulations, and alternatives to incarceration/detention preferred

Experience working with and drafting reports for international donor projects

Job Keywords:

Juvenile Justice Advisor
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