Project Advisor (Gender)

Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1281
Date Posted:Jun 19, 2017
Closing Date:Jun 23, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Adviser
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:3 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Contractor
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:96,90,66



PAE is responsible for the INL/Corrections System Support Program (INL/CSSP) that is funded by the US Department of State and is a non-for-profit organization. INL/CSSP is helping Afghanistan improve its Corrections system by providing technical assistance, advice and training to Afghanistan Corrections system professionals.

Job Summary:

Supports and advises the Ministry of Justice Central Prison Directorate (CPD) regarding policies, practices, and issues related to female staff and prisoners. Works closely with CPD counterparts and with national and international entities to improve the capacity building and training program for women within the prisons of Afghanistan. Helps assess and analyze the CPD’s needs regarding reform and support programs for female staff and prisoners. Advises and mentors the CPD Executive Women’s Leadership Committee Chairperson on developing acceptable working conditions for the female CPD staff in line with Afghan laws, the constitution of Afghanistan, and human rights standards. Mentors and advises the CPD on improving promotional opportunities for female staff. Ensuring that all humanitarian aid is distributed accordingly.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Assists the CPD Executive Women’s Leadership Committee Chairperson in researching and implementing programs and services in accordance with human rights standards for female prisoners and detainees that will improve their conditions inside the prisons and once released, assists industries personnel concerning vocational opportunities and revenue-generating initiatives for the female prison population. Monitors the CPD’s compliance with Afghan laws and the constitution and the UN Standard Minimum rules for the Treatment of Prisoners. Advises and mentors CPD managers on the responsibilities of proper management, care, and services required for female prisoners and detainees. Coordinates with the CPD, international entities, and NGOs to improve capacity building and training for CPD female staff and prisoners. Works directly with CSSP team members in capacity building and training to ensure adequate focus on women’s needs. Ensures policies and procedures address women’s, cultural, and legal issues and enhance the safety and security of female staff, prisoners, and the general public. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirement:

Completion of a four (4) year degree from an accredited university in a relevant field and/or three (3) years of experience in an Afghan Rule of Law Program; Afghan Ministry; International Organization; or Non-Government Organizations (NGO) as an administrator, supervisor, or project advisor. Up to two-years’ experience can be substituted for candidates with a relevant graduate level degree from an accredited university. Demonstrated ability to present both verbally and in writing with clarity and precision to senior level executives.
Demonstrate a working knowledge of Afghan criminal law and procedures. Ability to develop and maintains effective relationships; effectively works with difficult, hostile, or distressed people; is sensitive to tribal and cultural diversity, race, gender, sexual orientation, and individuals with disabilities. Must have excellent oral and written English, Dari, and Pashtu communication skills, including the ability to produce clear, logical, and concise reports. Skilled with Microsoft Office to include: Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
Inspires and fosters team commitment, spirit, pride, and trust. Facilitates cooperation and support to accomplish group goals. Makes well-informed, effective, and timely decisions. Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to identify and analyze problems; uses sound reasoning to arrive at conclusions; find alternative solutions to complex problems; distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical judgments. Ability to provide sound advice, guidance, and consultation based on results of the analysis. Holds self-accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Complies with established control systems and rules.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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