Senior Advisor on civilian policing (m/f) - International Expert Positions for the EU Support to Police Reform in Afghanistan Project

Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 1 June 2018

Job Description

Job description

The EU is one of the main providers of support for the Rule of Law and Policing in Afghanistan. So far, this has involved the following actions:

  • Since 2004, the EU has provided support to LOTFA, a multi-donor trust fund managed by UNDP
  • From 2007 to end 2016, the EUPOL mission, funded through the CFSP Budget, was a major support mission with around 300 staff;
  • From January 2017, the Council authorised the deployment of a 15 member EU Police Advisory Team.Enable the Ministry of Interior Affairs (MoI) and the Afghan National Police (ANP) to perform its tasks more effectively and efficiently, specifically in its civilian policing mandate with the aim of supporting a government-owned agenda for institutional reforms by
  • Building on the achievements and the lessons learned from the EUPOL mission and the former EUSR Police Advisory Team, the EU is in a position to continue leveraging the significant links and goodwill established with the MoI and ANP under the EUPOL mission. The overall objective of the EU Support to Police Reform in Afghanistan Project of which this contract will be a part is as follows:
  1. Contributing to the strategic re-orientation and policy reforms towards civilian policing;
  2. Improving institutional accountability on basis of strengthened internal monitoring and information management and
  3. Supporting the professionalization of the Afghan Police Force and MoI

The following results will have to be achieved by GIZ within the framework of the project:

  • Result 1.1: Civilian Policing as a concept is mainstreamed into strategic processes and implemented at national and local levels;
  • Result 2.1: Capability of internal oversight mechanisms to deal with complaints against police personnel has increased;
  • Result 2.2: The MoI Command and Control capabilities and capacities for Monitoring & Evaluation are improved;
  • Result 3.1: Improved sustainable mechanisms for the recruitment of, career development opportunities for and retention rate of police officers are in place;
  • Result 3.2: The working conditions for female police officers are improved.

Assignment duration: from August 1, 2018 for 15 months with expected extension by another 24 months. The project started on May 1st 2018. The project is financed by the EU and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

Your profile

Qualifications and skills:

  • Successful completion of university studies in Law, Political Science, Public Administration, social sciences or equivalent work experience;
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in working in a team;
  • Full working knowledge of English and excellent drafting skills (the ability to draft and edit reports).

General professional experience:

  • At least 10 years of relevant and proven full-time professional experience including experience at senior advising level;
  • Professional experience having worked on police and/or public administration reform in a managerial position;
  • International experience, particularly in crisis areas or post-conflict setting, with multi-national and/or international organisations would be an advantage.

Specific professional experience:

  • Ability to provide with a regular assessment of capacities, ability to identify gaps and assess progress in the relevant domains of activities related to area of specialisation (Ministry of Interior);
  • Experience in the Reform of Security Sector, preferably in post-conflict context, with a strong preference for candidates having worked in similar positions with documented successful results.
  • Experience in advising and mentoring, preferably track record on female policing.
  • Track Record in reforms addressing gender and human rights violations.

Location information

The particulate pollution load in Kabul crosses the limit value allowed in Europe around a multiple. Within the scope of the selection procedure and in the course of the setting investigation you will be informed about suitable preventive measures and behavioral measures.


We provide a GIZ working contract including an attractive salary and social package.

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Please send us an updated CV in Europeaid format in English.

About the Organization

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