Organization: Bureau for Institutional Reform and Democracy
The intended start date is 01/12/2018
The period of implementation of the contract will be 36 months from this date.
The Bureau for Institutional Reform and Democracy – BiRD GmbH is currently accepting applications for a Key expert 1: Team Leader (min. 500 wd) for the EU-funded project
TA to the Attorney General’s Office of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
Qualifications and skills
• A university degree (at the level of LLB or equivalent) in law or closely related fields. A Master/PhD degree in Law or closely related fields, or equivalent professional qualification (e.g., bar exam) would be an asset.
• Full working knowledge of English, including excellent drafting and editing skills.
• Knowledge of Dari and/or Pushtu would be an asset. General professional experience
• At least 10 years of relevant professional experience either as a judge, or prosecutor, or practicing lawyer or in the administration of a judicial institution at managerial level or as legal adviser/legal consultant in international development projects.
• Working experience as Team Leader in at least 1 development project (working experience as TL in a EU development project will be given preference).
Specific professional experience
• At least 5 years of relevant working experience in a country with an Islamic legal system in the implementation of projects focused on capacity building, institutional strengthening and/or technical assistance within Justice Sector reform. In this context, such experience gained in a postwar/ conflict reconstruction environment would be an asset. Experience gained in Afghanistan would constitute an additional distinctive asset;
• Proven knowledge of the Afghan criminal justice system would be a distinctive asset, demonstrated by direct experience in the field through at least 1 project of a duration no less than 12 months implemented in Afghanistan;
• Previous working experience in the design and delivery of training programmes for judges, prosecutors and/or justice institutions’ administrative staff in Afghanistan would constitute a distinctive asset.
• Sound understanding of the current issues related to Anti-Corruption and Violence Against Women in Afghanistan, demonstrated through relevant project experience, would constitute an asset.
• Sound understanding of international and/or EU policies regarding justice and anti-corruption, demonstrated through relevant project experience, would be an asset;
• Familiarity with EU implementation modalities, Project Cycle Management and the logical framework approach would be an asset.
All experts must be independent and free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities they take on.
Applications and updated CVs are accepted on a rolling basis and should be submitted until October 1st, 2018 to: email@example.com
Please note that only excellent experts meeting most or all of the above mentioned criteria and having excellent and verifiable record will be considered.