SUBJECT MATTER ADVISOR (CMS)

Job
from Tetra Tech
Closing date: 30 Nov 2019

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

Base of Operations: Kabul, Afghanistan

Required Clearance: MRPT

DIRECTLY REPORTS TO: COT, Component Lead (CMS)

Duties: The CMS Deputy Component Lead shall:

  • Provide oversight of the Section Lead (SL), Deputy Section Lead (DSL)

  • Advise and assist justice institution stakeholders, including the CMS Monitoring Board, Justice System Policy Group and case management offices on the development of a caseflow management strategy, policies and procedures for the use of the current CMS and CMS 2.0 applications to support caseflow management

  • Draft and edit CMS-related reports and deliverables, including project success stories

  • Advise and assist counterparts in performing their functions related to the use of the CMS applications, including developing policies, plans and projects to successfully transition from CMS to CMS 2.0 and to transfer responsibility for the administration and maintenance of the CMS to the GIRoA

  • Support the creation of role-based CMS training materials

  • Support the implementation of CMS pilot programs

  • Identify needs within the GIRoA’s justice institutions to successfully transition the CMS

  • Work with counterparts to develop a revised CMS Transition Plan

  • Liaise with other U.S. Government and GIRoA offices and coordinate activities to achieve established objectives

  • Establish and maintain relationships 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

  • Rapidly respond to requests for information from INL/Kabul and INL/AP

  • Supervise the CMS team in Kabul on planning, managing, coordinating and implementing the CMS Transition Plan within justice institutions in Kabul

  • Attend CMS related meetings and other meetings as required

  • Assist in ensuring the CMS project is running properly, and that CMS related milestones are achieved on time, within cost, and to expected quality

  • Motivate CMS team members to encourage the GIRoA officials to utilize CMS reports

  • Assist in identifying and screening short-term and long-term candidates for CMS

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 7 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

  • The candidate should demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of formal justice systems, with a particular emphasis on the coordination and interaction between justice institutions/departments

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required. Juris doctor or relevant Master’s degree preferred

  • 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

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.

How to apply:

To be considered applicants must submit a cover letter and CV in reverse chronological format to ApplyJSSP@tetratech.com. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted.