Implementation and Transition Advisor (CMS)

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 21 April 2021
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Closing on 8 July 2021
  • Talent pool

Job Description

Position: Implementation and Transition Advisor (CMS)

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

Base of Operations: Dubai, UAE

Required Clearance: Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT)


Tetra Tech seeks candidates to be considered for the Implementation and Transition Advisor (CMS) 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 CMS Implementation and Transition Advisor shall:

  • Oversee the CMS Implementation and Transition Team in the development and implementation of CMS 2.0, including transition from current CMS 1.0 workflow (batch entry) to CMS 2.0 workflow (real-time entry) utilizing CMS 2.0 next generation features
  • Advise and assist justice institution stakeholders, including the CMS Governance Board, Monitoring Board and Technical Committee, on the assessment, potential development and practical implementation of:
    • CMS 2.0 “real-time” pilot courts and justice institution offices;
    • Improved workflow within and between justice sector stakeholders in “batch” and “real time” courts and justice institution offices;
    • Improved caseflow management strategies, policies, and procedures to support implementation of CMS 2.0 in “batch” and “real time” courts and justice institution offices;
    • Advanced CMS 2.0 management reports, including the utilization of reports to assist with decision making;
    • CMS 2.0 software enhancements based on workflow improvements;
  • Assist and advise counterparts in the development of a CMS transition and roll-out plan for CMS 2.0 in “batch” and “real time” courts and justice institution offices
  • Work with the OCB component to develop training materials for CMS 2.0 “real-time” courts and justice institution offices
  • Develop and deliver workshops and/or training for counterparts and JSSP staff on CMS integration topics including caseflow management, workflow, and change management
  • Establish and maintain relationships and coordinate activities with key stakeholders including, but not limited to, local government officials, police and prosecutors, members of the judiciary, international organizations and Afghan organizations involved in the justice sector, and customary and traditional law actors
  • Attend CMS-related meetings and other meetings as required
  • Supervise the Kabul CMS Implementation and Transition Team on planning, managing, coordinating and implementing the CMS integration objectives
  • Supervise, monitor and evaluate Kabul CMS Implementation and Transition Team on project operations in assigned areas to ensure that CMS-related objectives and milestones are achieved
  • Write, review, and edit weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc reports
  • Assist in identifying and screening short-term and long-term candidates for CMS


  • 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
  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree or juris doctor from an accredited institution preferred
  • The candidate should demonstrate a detailed understanding of the Afghan judiciary and processes excellent communication skills, including public speaking and writing
  • Excellent communication skills, including public speaking and writing
  • 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
  • Provide 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.

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