COMPONENT LEAD Organizational Capacity Building(OCB)

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 4 October 2018
  • Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Closing on 3 October 2019
  • Talent pool

Job Description

Position: COMPONENT LEAD Operation Capacity Building (OCB)

Nationality: American National (AN) or Third Country National (TCN)

Base of Operations: Kabul, Afghanistan (with possibility of being based in Dubai, the United States, or other location approved by client)

Required Clearance: Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT)


Tetra Tech seeks candidates to be considered for COMPONENT LEAD Operation Capacity Building (OCB) position on the INL-funded Justice Sector Support Program (JSSP ) in 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.

Duties: The OCB Component Lead shall:

  • Directly manage and monitor the performance of 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 MOJ, AGO, Supreme Court, and 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
  • Conduct meetings to further programmatic delivery at both the U.S. Embassy/INL-Kabul and GIRoA ministries and departments as permitted by security protocols
  • Active engagement of JSSP M&E Team and Knowledge Management Advisor to ensure that relevant OCB information and data are accurately reflected in project documents
  • 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
  • Provide direct support to OCB Component including drafting and editing of relevant technical documents, reports and success stories
  • Issue periodic written progress reports as to the effectiveness of OCB transition and advancement of sustainability measures upon request by the COT and/or Tetra Tech home office
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience, including relevant leadership experience
  • A minimum of four years’ substantive experience in a field relevant to their position
  • A minimum of two years’ international experience, including development programs
  • A juris doctor or relevant master’s degree from an accredited institution
  • The candidate should demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the Afghan governmental structure and processes excellent communication skills, including public speaking and writing
  • Experience developing positive, professional relationships with clients, colleagues, or business partners. Interpersonal skills are tremendously important as SMAs 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 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
  • Provide past professional or personal experience that demonstrates an ability to work creatively and effectively in stressful situations while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Willingness to endure austere living conditions and the inherent danger of living and working in Afghanistan, including possibly living in tents, dry hooches, etc.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to referencing the job title and project name in the subject line. No phone calls, please

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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