|Date Posted:||Jun 29, 2020|
|Closing Date:||Jul 4, 2020|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Salary Range:||450 - 500 USD monthlyUSD|
|Years of Experience:||2 - 3 Years|
|Contract Duration:||5 month(s)|
|Contract Type:||Project Based|
|Probation Period:||2 months|
|Required Languages:||English & pashto|
Established in 2003, ILF-Afghanistan is the first, and largest legal aid organization in Afghanistan, providing free legal aid services to Afghanistan’s poor and marginalized communities. ILF-Afghanistan is currently operating in 22 provinces, and provides representation in the three special courts, the Justice Centre in Parwan, the Counter Narcotics Justice Centre and the Anti-Corruption Justice Centre. Since its inception, proactive advocates trained and mentored by ILF-Afghanistan have represented more than 60,000 men, women and children - defending their clients’ rights in court and during the earliest stages of the case. ILF-Afghanistan has also won landmark legal victories in the appellate courts and Supreme Court of Afghanistan. ILF-Afghanistan is also the only organization working to develop and ensure the sustainability of legal aid in Afghanistan, actively assisting the Legal Aid Department of the Ministry of Justice to build its capacity and thereby creating a more effective, and sustainable legal aid system.
ILF-Afghanistan is widely regarded as the best legal aid provider in Afghanistan, and is regularly called upon to provide training and support to the justice sector, while representing thousands of indigent clients a year.
Further, the ILF-Afghanistan since 2016 is providing strategic litigation through filing motions to the relevant courts and requests to the prosecution offices in order to reverse the wrongful decisions taken by Justice and Judicial organs and to prevent the violation of rights which are guaranteed by the applied laws of the country.
Over the last few years, ILF-Afghanistan has provided a critically important legal service in Kabul, Balkh, Jawzjan, Baghlan, Samanagan, Sarepul, Helmand, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman, Farah, Kapisa, Daykundi and Kunduz, the JCIP, CNJC, ACJC, Zabul, Paktia, Wardak, Ghazni, Badakhshan, Logar and most recently in Herat Province.
In addition to the criminal legal aid, ILF-Afghanistan runs criminal legal clinic programs where students of Sharia and Law faculties of the state universities enrolled through an open fair competition to gain legal education for the fixed term of three months. Since the inception of first legal clinic, ILF-Afghanistan graduated around 2,500 male and female students.
According to Article 31 of Constitution, ILF-A defense lawyers provide free legal services to indigenous suspects and accused in courts. According to the ILF-A policy defense lawyers handle and follow up cases carefully and professionally till the end of final decision of courts, the defense lawyers implement their duties in accordance to the rules of ILF-A and guidance of line supervisors, in order to appropriately defend their clients. We Prefer local Applicants, Defense Lawyer would advise in civil cases mostly. The civil defense lawyer also provides advices on family and civil cases to the clients and visitors.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Advising on cases during investigation in accordance to the regulations of ILF-A.
Advise and consulting the students and follow up of the clients’ cases in police departments, prosecution offices and courts if necessary.
Clients’ case study in police departments, prosecution offices and courts.
Participating in judicial sessions and defense from the clients in trials if necessary.
Participating in the prosecution investigation process regarding his/her client.
Writing and preparing the defense statement and objection over prosecution appeal in due time.
Attempts for the release his/her client during investigation and after the decision of court.
Conducting Defensive investigations regarding clients’ cases.
Observation of the crime’s scene, meeting with the victim, witness and the relatives of the victim.
Preparing of the weekly reports.
Reporting to the line supervisor and receiving guidance for the progress of cases.
Receiving advice of supervisor during preparing of defense statements.
Taking the views of line supervisor in consideration.
Filing motion to the appeal court and Supreme Court and reconsideration of the case with the disagreement of client over the decision of primary court and appeal court.
Continuous participation in the internal legal trainings of CLEs of the office.
Coordination and corporation with the other defense lawyers.
Observing all the rules and regulations of the advocacy law, AIBA manifesto and defense lawyer manual.
Handle the Legal clinic responsibilities and follow the Legal clinic rule.
Act according to the policy and procedure of ILF-A.
Keep updated with issues related to ILF-A, and environment where ILF-A operates.
Promote attitude of team spirit and a strong focus on quality and quantity.
Must actively participate for the development and reputation of ILF-A.
All rules and regulations of Afghanistan should be obeyed, if any breaches or illegal actions committed by the employee will be responsible for it.
Helping the Legal clinic at any stage upon supervisor's instruction.
Arranging the civil cases training materials for students.
Must be graduated from Law faculty or Sharia faculty.
Must have the license of the AIBA.
At least 3 years of experience in legal advocacy. the Civil cases experience is must.
Being citizen of Afghanistan.
In case of need ready to travel and work in all provinces of Afghanistan.
Having knowledge of computer.
Should have the comprehensive knowledge of Afghanistan’s laws and legal system
Have good communication skills and have the special ability of establish relations
Should be able to speak and write Pashto language and English is an asset.
Civil law and civil cases experience is Must.
Good presentation skills is an asset.
Local female candidates are giving priority in hiring.