Position: Subject Matter Advisor, Gender, Child, and Human Rights
Nationality: American National (AN) or Third Country National (TCN)
Base of Operations: Kabul, Afghanistan
Required Clearance (to be obtained): Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT)
Tetra Tech seeks candidates to be considered for a Subject Matter Advisor, Gender, Child, and Human Rights position on the INL-funded 5.5-year Justice Sector Support Program (JSSP II) in Afghanistan.
This program is designed to utilize international and Afghan advisors to train and build capacity for Afghan officials within the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), Attorney General’s Office (AGO), Supreme Court (SCT), Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MOWA), 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 Subject Matter Advisors (SMAs) shall liaise with Afghan government officials and provide support to the USG (in Kabul and Washington) as well as other actors on the Afghanistan-based JSSP team. The SMAs shall assist in project development, monitoring and evaluation, and production of Deliverables under this SOW.
The SMAs shall 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) through provision of significant input to the DC based program management team.
The Gender, Child, and Human Rights Advisor shall:
- Mentor and coach Afghan staff to implement program deliverables and effectively manage program;
- Ensure deliverables are completed in a timely manner;
- Provide direct technical assistance and advisory services on gender and human rights related matters to other JSSP sections;
- Represent JSSP in CLRWG, Technical Gender Working Group (TGWG), or other legislative and regulation drafting meetings to consider the gender perspective in the law reform process;
- Provide other sections within JSSP advice on gender mainstreaming and gender-related issues relevant to their work plan activities;
- Establish and maintain relationships with key Juvenile Justice stakeholders including, but not limited to, local government officials, international organizations and Afghan organizations involved in the juvenile justice sector;
- Mentor the Afghan National Juvenile Justice Advisors to ensure the Juvenile Justice Team Lead manages all Juvenile Justice Team projects successfully;
- Liaise with other international organizations and stakeholders to coordinate activities to achieve established objectives;
- Rapidly respond to requests for information from INL/K and INL/AP;
- Represent the section at conferences, meetings and other events;
- Develop relevant presentations;
- Prepare, review and edit advance sheets and reports of activities and accomplishments on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis, or as otherwise assigned;
- Identify GCHR-related needs in Afghanistan in order to be in a position to propose and develop projects to advance justice in the country;
- Perform other duties as required.
- A minimum of five years of professional experience, including relevant leadership experience.
- A minimum of four years substantive experience in a field relevant to their position (ex: law reform, training, organizational change management, finance/budgeting, etc.).
- A minimum of two years international experience, including development programs.
- The candidate should demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the Afghan governmental structure and processes.
- A juris doctor or relevant master’s degree from an accredited institution.
- Excellent communication skills, including public speaking and writing.
- Superior interpersonal skills.
- Willingness to endure austere living conditions and the inherent danger of living and working in Afghanistan, including possibly living in tents, double bunks, dry hooches, etc.
- 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.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to ApplyJSSP@tetratech.com referencing the position and project name in the subject line as soon as possible. No phone calls, please.
Tetra Tech is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations - in the U.S and overseas. We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workplace. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups. Tetra Tech is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.