Advisor, Transition – Case Management System (CMS)

Apply by 17 April 2018
Mid-level , Field assignment
Posted on 17 January 2018

Job Description

Position: Advisor, Transition– Case Management System (CMS)

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 Advisor, Transition – Case Management System (CMS) position for 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.


The Case Management System (CMS) Transition Advisor shall:

  • Work with the Section Lead (SL) and Deputy Section Lead (DSL) in advising and assisting with the management and implementation of the CMS Transition Plan
  • Review, edit and advise the SL and DSL on preparation of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports based on Statement of Work deliverables and funder requests
  • Advise and assist counterparts in performing their functions, including developing policies, plans and projects to successfully transition the CMS to a GIROA justice institution
  • Identify needs within the Government of Afghanistan’s justice institutions to successfully transition the CMS in conjunction with the international advisors and the Afghan Legal Consultants
  • Assist key departments in developing plans and projects to perform their functions and strengthen communications between central and provincial offices
  • Liaise with other offices and coordinate activities to achieve established objectives
  • File reports for activities and accomplishments on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis, or as otherwise assigned
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders including, but not limited to, local government officials, police and prosecutors, international organizations and Afghan organizations involved in the justice sector, and customary and traditional law actors
  • Rapidly respond to requests for information from INL/K and INL/AP
  • Also directly supervise the Kabul Team on planning, managing, coordinating and implementing the CMS Transition Plan within justice institutions in Kabul
  • Attend the CMS Monitoring Board (MB) meetings and other CMS related meetings
  • Monitor and evaluate CMS Deputy Team Leads (DTLs), NLAs, and project operations in assigned areas
  • Review CMS lesson plans
  • Mentor on CMS training
  • Conduct managerial supervision to make sure the CMS project in Kabul is running properly and that the CMS Transition Plan is achieving milestones on time, within cost, and to expected quality
  • Meet with MB members, and, based on the needs of other justice officials, facilitate and coordinate the CMS Transition Plan project
  • Prepare reports on project implementation, transition and CMS usage
  • Develop action plans for better CMS implementation and transition
  • Motivate CMS team members to encourage the Government of Afghanistan’s officials to utilize CMS reports
  • Compile, edit and proofread the Team’s Weekly Activity Report
  • Assist in hiring/filling vacancies
  • Participate in meetings
  • Work to solve problems of team members
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • 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.
  • The Advisor must have experience developing positive, professional relationships with clients, colleagues, or business partners. Interpersonal skills are tremendously important as Advisor will be the primary interlocutors with Afghan government officials, and must set a positive, motivating and constructive tone for mentees/advisees. Superior interpersonal skills shall be understood to include 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 Contractor shall request information from references regarding the prospective applicant’s interpersonal and leadership skills in the course of his/her previous jobs and shall evaluate the candidate’s interpersonal skills during the interview process.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to referencing the position and project name in the subject line. 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

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.

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