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Component Lead (Organizational Capacity Building)

United Arab Emirates


Tetra Tech International Development Services headquartered in Arlington, VA is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified candidates to be considered for Component Lead of the Organizational Capacity Building (OCB) activities on the INL funded Justice Sector Support Program (JSSP) in Kabul, Afghanistan.


JSSP’s primary objective is to support the development of an Afghan professional cadre that is capable of sustaining, equipping, managing, and enabling its own criminal justice organizations. JSSP provides training and capacity building for Afghan officials in the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), Attorney General’s Office (AGO), Supreme Court (SCt), Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MOWA), and other justice sector organizations. The project has three main components:


Case Management System (CMS): CMS is an online application designed to track criminal and civil cases. The CMS is intended to harmonize and interlink justice institutions to effectively perform their functions. 

Organizational Capacity Building (OCB): This component focuses on capacity building for justice institution personnel and ensuring that justice institutions are able to fulfill their mandates and operate independently

Legislative Capacity Building (LCB): JSSP’s efforts in LCB contribute to ensuring that laws and related documents are coherent, comply with the Constitution, treaties and conventions, and incorporate internationally recognized standards for the protection of women and vulnerable groups.


The Component Lead will directly manage and monitor the performance of OCB component staff and consultants and will oversee OCB activities to train, mentor, and build the capacities of GIRoA institutional counterparts in the functional areas of policy and planning, human resources, procurement, and budgeting



Duties: The OCB Component Lead shall:

  • Directly manage and monitor the performance of the Justice Sector Support Program (JSSP)’s Organizational Capacity Building (OCB) component staff and consultants
  • Oversee OCB activities to train, mentor, and build the capacities of GIRoA institutional counterparts in the functional areas of policy and planning, human resources, procurement, and budgeting
  • Provide direct support in the development of trainings and mentoring strategies following initial assessments of training and mentoring functions at each institution
  • Advise embedded staff at each institution in enhancing inter-departmental coordination and communication
  • Maintain current knowledge of regulations and best practices related to GIRoA policy and planning, budgeting, procurement, human resources, and organizational capacity building strategies
  • Liaise with the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), the Attorney General’s Office (AGO), the Supreme Court, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MOWA), the U.S Government and other stakeholders to coordinate activities and achieve established objectives
  • Mentor and develop internal capacity of JSSP Afghan staff to prepare for transition
  • Participate in strategic planning and other high-level meetings with GIRoA counterparts and other stakeholders, socializing and forwarding JSSP objectives with regards to OCB and a sustainable JSSP transition
  • Ensure the relevant departments at each counterpart institution are focused on and capable of staffing an in-house training department
  • Oversee the development and implementation of tailored training and mentoring programs for GIRoA personnel with the goal of adequately equipping the staff to provide in-house training
  • Assist the policy and planning department at each institution to draft and/or finalize its long-term strategic plan
  • Assist each institution to devise an effective mechanism for implementation of long term (5 year) strategies
  • Coordinate closely with officials and departments of each institution to maintain full engagement in transition activities, building capacity and achieving self-sufficiency to enable in-house training
  • In collaboration with the CMS team, lead efforts for integration of CMS within the targeted departments at each institution
  • Rapidly respond to requests for information from INL/K and INL/AP
  • Draft and edit OCB-related reports and deliverables, including project success stories
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Essential Qualifications and Competencies:

  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience, including relevant leadership experience and a Bachelor’s degree; master’s preferred
  • A minimum of four years’ substantive experience in a field relevant to their position
  • A minimum of two years’ international experience, including development programs
  • Experience developing positive, professional relationships with clients, colleagues, or business partners.
  • Superior interpersonal skills; the ability to interact in a constructive, cooperative, and harmonious manner; to work effectively as a team player; to establish positive relationships and gain the confidence of others
  • The ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, stressful environment. In addition, he or she must be flexible, willing to perform other duties and work irregular hours 

* Must be an American National (AN) or Third Country National (TCN);

* Ability to obtain a Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) Clearance required.


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

* A letter of application explaining individual qualifications and competencies for this opportunity;
* A current resume / CV in reverse chronological format;
* A list of at least 3 professional references including name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference.


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.


Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. With more than 20,000 associates working together, Tetra Tech provides clear solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.  Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in over 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams.  We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.