|Date Posted:||Aug 1, 2010|
|Reference:||JSSP Legal Advisor/4|
|Closing Date:||Sep 11, 2010|
|Number of Vacancies:||4|
|Salary Range:||Salary is negotiableUSD|
|Years of Experience:||2 Years|
|Contract Duration:||Not specified|
|Possibility of Contract Extension:||Yes|
About Afghanistan Justice Sector Support Program:
The Afghanistan Justice Sector Support Program (JSSP) is a multi-pronged effort to develop and strengthen the capacity of the Afghan criminal justice sector institutions and justice professionals. JSSP is funded by the United States Department of State/Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). PAE is INL’s prime contractor responsible for implementing JSSP. Through capacity building, technical advice and direct assistance, JSSP helps the justice institutions and the justice professionals perform their respective roles in delivering fair and effective justice services to the citizens of Afghanistan. In addition to working with justice institutions, JSSP participates in a variety of projects designed to promote access to a fair and effective justice system.
The Case Management System (CMS) program was in 2008 established by the Afghanistan Justice Sector Support Program (JSSP) and Corrections System Support Program (CSSP) in coordination with criminal justice institutions to organize and safeguard sensitive case information, create coordination between investigative, legal and judicial organizations, create transparency and accountability, simplify access of legal practitioners to the information of criminal cases from all over of Afghanistan, as well as to ensure accurate and timely implementation of the law during the processing of cases. This system includes standard case forms, standard case file jackets and exit cards, a central electronic case database, and biometric enrollment data.
An effective Case Management System (CMS) is essential to assuring transparency, accountability and efficiency in the Afghanistan criminal justice system.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Legal Advisor (Case Management System) will be embedded full time in the criminal justice institutions of Afghanistan to provide daily training and mentoring on paper and computer Case Management System (CMS).
The paper CMS will reform three specific areas. First, a standard registry book across all justice agencies will combine and simplify the six to eight different registries currently used in each office. Second, distribution of a sturdy standard case file jacket with pre-printed fields will include a unique case numbering system to be used throughout the life of the case. Finally, each institution will utilize a set of pre-printed standard forms. A simple one-page double-sided CMS form will be used across all agencies for tracking purposes.
The CMS form will be inputted into the computer CMS during 6 specific points in the life of a case, following detection, investigation, primary court trial, appellate court trial, supreme court trial and corrections. Vetted data entry operators in each of the 7 agencies will perform data entry into the secure, online, multi-lingual, computer database. The system will be used to provide live case tracking information as well as identify trends and potential problem areas with accurate nationwide statistics. The system will be linked to the national biometrics project to prove identify and develop criminal histories as well as for criminal forensics purposes.
Other tasks as requested by the Section Leader.
Legal Advisor (Case Management System) is an Afghan attorney with experience in legal work or legal reform/justice sector development. Shall be well-versed in Afghan Law and be able to instruct and mentor, and shall have at least 1 year of experience.
Candidates must have experience in legal work or legal reform/justice sector development. Must understand both the formal and the informal justice systems in Afghanistan. Must have graduated from the Law Faculty or Sharia Faculty of an accredited university. Fluency in English, Dari and Pashtu, both spoken and written, is preferred. Excellent computer knowledge (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, internet) is required. Excellent professional appearance and presentation; good social and communication skills a must.