Position: Advisor, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E)
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, Monitoring & Evaluation position on the INL-funded 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 three main components: organizational capacity building, legislative reform and case management system.
The Advisor 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 Advisor shall assist in project development, monitoring and evaluation, and production of Deliverables under this SOW.
The Advisor 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.
Duties: The Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Advisor shall:
- Help Section Lead (SL) and Deputy Section Lead (DSL) coordinate with all team members to get information from them on their weekly activities;
- Assist SL/DSL to produce weekly Kabul-based reports and weekly regional reports;
- Write work plan elements from Kabul;
- Write newsletter-type updates for release to the interagency community;
- Work with team management to track projects and deadlines;
- Develop monitoring and evaluation plans for all JSSP training and mentoring activities;
- Coordinate with each JSSP Section or Team to maintain record keeping on all statistics related to JSSP activities and develop and write reports;
- Provide these reports regularly to INL/Kabul and INL/AP;
- Assist in the development, revision if necessary, and monitoring of the JSSP work plan;
- Assist in ensuring that JSSP activities are in line with goals outlined in the work plan as JSSP progress will be measured against its stated objectives and benchmarks;
- Advise the COT with regard to the tracking of JSSP activities according to measurements in the Work Plan through quarterly reports;
- Assist in improving the quality of JSSP products, performance, and efficiency;
- Assist JSSP team members in revision of Government of Afghanistan Ministry strategies as required;
- File reports for team activities and accomplishments on a weekly, quarterly and annual basis, or as otherwise assigned by the Chief of Team, Deputy Chief of Team-Advisors and Technical Director;
- Assist in writing the work plans and statements of work for JSSP Sections, Advisors and Afghan Legal Consultants;
- Coordinate with INL requests for results-based outcomes and validation;
- Liaise directly with the INL/AP Monitoring and Evaluation Unit;
- Coordinate with all team members to get information from them on their weekly activities;
- Produce weekly Kabul-based reports and weekly regional reports;
- 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.
- The Advisor must be able to cite past professional or personal experience that demonstrates an ability to work creatively and effectively in stressful situations while maintaining a positive attitude
About the Organization
Tetra Tech is a global, leading consulting firm providing practical and sustainable international development services. From promoting peace, stability, rule of law, and economic growth, to health and education, to improved natural resource management, Tetra Tech brings an integrated approach that is focused on building the capacity of communities and individuals to create strong, healthy, and resilient societies. With over 16,000 employees in over 400 offices across the globe, Tetra Tech’s capabilities encompass the full life cycle of solutions. Tetra Tech is committed to diversity and gender equality in all of its operations, both in the US and overseas. We strive to reflect these goals in our global mission and in our workforce. We encourage applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial, and cultural groups. Tetra Tech is proud to be an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.