|Date Posted:||Jan 6, 2019|
|Closing Date:||Jan 16, 2019|
|Work Type:||Part Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||500 USD monthlyUSD|
|Years of Experience:||3 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Open Ended|
|Contract Type:||Short Term|
The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) is an inter-governmental development organization with headquarters in Rome and program offices in Kabul and several other provinces in Afghanistan. IDLO fulfils its mandate by providing training, technical assistance, research, and publication to governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), local communities, and professional associations in developing countries, countries in economic transition, and countries emerging from armed conflict. IDLO began working in Afghanistan in 2001 and has become a leading partner of Afghan government, donor countries and international agencies to achieve the common goal of strengthening the rule of law. Afghanistan has been an IDLO Member Country since 2012.
Reporting to the Component Lead, the Consultant will ensure IDLO’s legal aid work fits within Afghanistan’s legal and social environment. S/he will actively and regularly engage with members of the department of justice and legal aid provincial office in Balkh/Herat, government and non-governmental partners, and other stakeholders to collaboratively carry out his/her responsibilities.
Requires travel to provinces:
Ability to provide constructive feedback.
Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills and proven experience of problem solving.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Proficient use of IT software and the internet.
Proven ability to see through tasks set and deliver results.
Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines, flexibility and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Duties & Responsibilities:
The Consultant has these key responsibilities:
Support the design and implementation of all management and coordination activities aimed at enhancing the cooperation of legal aid provincial office
Review organizational documents such as policies, procedures, registrations of provincial Ministry of Justice-MOJ Legal Aid Department (MOJ-LAD) and support the implementation of such policies and procedures in daily work of provincial LAD
Provide feedback to head of Balkh/Herat LAD and other staff in the provincial LAD on their quality and capacity
Make an action plan to implement the recommendation and solution package of the provincial LAD office assessment.
Provide support for strengthening relationships with stakeholders
Review case files, check for pretrial activity, and observe trial advocacy
Provide constructive and detailed written criticism/feedback on pretrial motions, defense statements, and appeals.
Provide weekly, monthly and quarterly report on activities to the head of IDLO Legal Aid team SAJA II
Provide time to time feedback to head of IDLO Legal Aid team on any improvement related to legal aid in Balkh and Herat
Coordinate, facilitated and attend the Afghanistan Legal Aid and & Advocates ALAAN provincial meetings
Perform any other task assigned by the head of IDLO Legal Aid team SAJA II
Job Location:Afghanistan, Balkh
Bachelor’s in law or Sharia, master’s degree in law will be an advantage.
Minimum 3 years of relevant experience working as a defense lawyer or legal advisor, minimum 2 years of experience in a supervisory or management role.
Fluency in English and Dari is required.