QUALIFICATION - A viable candidate for this position must have the following qualification:
Knowledge and Experiences
University degree in law is preferred. Degree in public relations and other social sciences is eligible.
A minimum of three years of relevant professional experiences.
Demonstrated knowledge of the rule of law environment of Afghanistan, its laws, legal system legal education system, and justice sector polices.
Demonstrated knowledge of advocacy and mass communication principles.
Experience of conducting consultative research and producing high quality analytical reports.
Extensive campaign experience, demonstrated examples of strategic impact on policy change and experience of using policy, research, lobbying, public campaigning, media and digital work to influence different agendas.
Skills and Abilities
Sound political judgment and sensitivity and proven experience of engaging with and influencing decision makers in policy arena.
Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills and proven experience of contributing to strategy development, including monitoring and evaluation.
Encourages risk-taking in the pursuit of creativity and innovation.
Ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines.
Strong communication skills (oral and written).
Ability to work with local community and travel to provinces.
Demonstrated ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and multi-culture environment.
Ability to manage resources, and work will with others.
The ability to understand words used in a legal context, to draw conclusions from them, and then to use those conclusions to take action
Flexible approach to working hours.
Duties & Responsibilities
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – The Advocacy and PLA Officer will perform a wide range of duties and responsibilities including the following:
Lead the design and delivery of LALE project advocacy strategy;
Build and maintain contacts and close relationships with key Afghan advocacy targets, including parliamentarians, civil servants at the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Supreme Court (SC), Attorney General Officer (AGO) and National Assembly (NA) and civil society actors;
Lead the drafting of policy briefings, letters, submissions and other advocacy products;
Monitor policy debates among decision makers and influential stakeholders;
Ensure that relevant experience and insights arising out of the advocacy efforts feed into the broader project strategy and implementation;
Lead and liaise with other national and international organizations to hold advocacy events;
Organize seminars, conferences, workshops in line with the advocacy strategy, and write and send press statements, reports, and undertake background research on the topics of the seminars, conferences, and workshops;
Develop public legal awareness strategies and implement activities for LALE and its implementing partner organizations;
Develop and disseminate relevant public information material in support of public legal awareness initiatives;
Monitor and evaluate the impact and effectiveness of the public legal awareness activities;
Perform other duties as requested by the Project Manager and Director of Governance and Law Programs at The Asia Foundation.
Candidates that do not meet the essential qualifications and experience will not be shortlisted. Kindly do not send random unrelated CV’s
Qualified applicants should submit a copy of their CV accompanied by a detailed application letter, contact details and completed Biodata 1420 form, no later than March 02, 2016 to [email protected]. Applications without a completed Biodata 1420 form (http://www.acbar.org/APPLICATION-FORMS/) will be automatically disqualified. Please clearly indicate the position applied for in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.