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Subject Matter Expert - Afghanistan Justice Sector Support Program (JSSP)

Arlington, VA
May 28, 2018

Tetra Tech International Development Services is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified Subject Matter Expert back-up candidates for the INL-funded 5-year Afghanistan Justice Sector Support Program (JSSP).

Position Description/Summary: This program is designed to utilize international and Afghan advisors to train and build capacity for Afghan officials within the Ministry of Justice, Attorney General’s Office, Supreme Court, Ministry of Women’s Affairs, and other justice organizations through four main components: organizational capacity building, legislative reform, case management system, and gender mainstreaming and protection of vulnerable groups. The SME shall report to the Project Implementer (PI) for contractual matters and coordinate with the INL/AP Program Manager and CORs on subject matter issues. The SME shall provide support to both the USG (in Washington and in Kabul) as well as the Afghanistan-based JSSP team. The SME shall play a principal role in the substantive pre-deployment preparation of advisors, working together with INL, who shall oversee other pre-deployment training requirements and manage most administrative aspects of training. This will be a long-term position based in Arlington, VA.

Responsibilities: (Other)

* Provide support in the areas of project development, monitoring and evaluation, and production of project Deliverables;

* Actively participate in recruitment and selection of JSSP personnel based on position description qualifications (or equivalent with the permission of the INL/AP and INL/K Program Managers) with significant input from the in-country JSSP management team;

* Substantive pre-deployment preparation of advisors.


* A juris doctor or master’s degree from an accredited institution;

* A minimum of ten years of professional experience, including relevant leadership experience;

* A minimum of seven years of international experience, including rule of law and/or development programs;

* Good understanding of US Department of State INL operations, regulations, and procedures;

* The candidate should demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the formal Afghan Justice system, with a particular emphasis on the coordination and interaction of the Afghan justice ministries;

* Excellent communication skills, including public speaking and writing;

* Superior interpersonal skills;

* Prior experience with U.S. DOS, INL, USAID or other donor-funded projects preferred;

* Nationality: American National (AN);

* Base of Operations: Arlington, VA;

* Required Clearance (to be obtained): Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT).

To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

* Cover Letter

* CV in reverse chronological format

* Reference List: Three professional references

* Writing Sample – must be sole authorship, maximum 10 pages

* Employee Biographical Data Sheet


Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.


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