Advisor, Procurement (OCB)

  Tetra Tech - JSSP
Bachelor's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 1308
Date Posted:Jan 6, 2020
Reference:VA 19-141
Closing Date:Jan 20, 2020
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Programme
Salary Range:NTA, Grade C
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Contractor
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

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:

Advisor, Procurement (OCB)

Nationality: Local National (LN)

Base of Operations: Kabul, Afghanistan

Salary: NTA Salary Scale - Grade C

Required Clearance: VSS-A or other INL-approved vetting

Tetra Tech, Afghanistan Justice Sector Support Program (JSSP), is seeking applications for Advisor, Procurement (OCB) position for Organizational Capacity Building section under the supervision of Section Lead (OCB).

Skills Required:

Strong Communication Skills Interpersonal SkillsProcurement

Provinces to travel:

Skills Description:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, stressful environment
  • Fluent in Dari / Pashto and English

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist justice institutions in streamlining procurement processes in accordance with the Afghanistan Procurement Law and Rules of Procedure and international best practices
  • Coordinate with JSSP M&E team to measure procurement capacity of justice institutions and draft capacity development plans to target needs
  • With support from OCB trainers, revise training plans and strategy on an ongoing basis as indicated by M&E assessments
  • Train counterparts in procurement processes, including in tendering, pre/post bid evaluation, selection of appropriate suppliers and contractors and promoting good procurement practices with regard to transparency, accountability, sustainability and ethical purchasing standards
  • Train counterparts on procurement processes and provide day-to-day mentoring on procurement activities
  • Assist in warehouse management
  • Participate in meetings promoting procurement best practices and coordinate with other donors working on procurement and general National Procurement Department
  • With support from JSSP OCB-CMS integration advisors, socialize the process of using CMS in other justice institutions’ procurement departments to inform activities that lead to procurement requests
  • Work with and assist the counterparts in developing and implementing a database system for inventory tracking
  • Maintain current knowledge of Procurement Law, Rules of Procedure and other significant documents related to procurement
  • Liaise with the Ministry of Finance as needed
  • Travel and conduct training in provinces to the procurement staff of the justice institutions
  • Conduct meetings to further JSSP programmatic delivery at both the U.S. Embassy/INL-Kabul and GIRoA ministries and departments
  • Prepare timely information for JSSP reports, deliverables and success stories for activities and accomplishments on a bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis, or as otherwise assigned
  • Identify needs and propose recommendations for better OCB implementation
  • Rapidly respond to requests for information from JSSP Management, INL, and Tetra Tech
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience and a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Experience collaborating with Afghan government ministries and institutions
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with cross-sectoral key stakeholders to ensure collaboration to meet project goals
  • Past experience developing and implementing relevant training courses preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of Afghan legal system
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel to provinces
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, stressful environment

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