The incumbent serves as a Rule of Law Assistant, under the direct supervision of the Human Rights -Political Officer. The incumbent will liaise with the relevant government and independent human rights institutions. The incumbent will maintain contacts with officials at all levels, including the independent human rights commission, security forces, the judiciary as well as NGOs. Incumbent will research and monitor draft and current Afghan laws governing media organizations, freedom of expression, and human rights interests. The incumbent will also provide accurate English/Dari written translations and oral interpretation, and will assist the office with tactical and strategic planning. As directed by the Human Right Political Officer, the incumbent will coordinate closely with other Mission officers and employees in support of US goals and broad Mission policies and objectives.
U.S Embassy Kabul Afghanistan
Applicants must address required qualifications criteria listed below with specific information supporting each item. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
1. EDUCATION: Two years college studies in civil law or political science is required. U.S. Embassy Kabul Human Resources Office VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: Rule of Law Assistant FSN-8 Announcement Number: 17-102
2. EXPERIENCE: Three years’ experience as attorney or other closely related legal professional field with government or international organizations is required, private practice in related fields may count toward part of the three year experience.
3. LANGUAGE: Level 4 (fluent) English is required. Level 4 (fluent) Dari is required.
4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Advanced computer, telephone and writing skills required.
5. JOB KNOWLEDGE: Experience working in a governmental or public policy-related office environment required, preferably western or international. Advanced knowledge of and experience with Afghan government and Afghan legal processes required.
~HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered. Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.
1. Universal Application for Employment (UAE) (Form DS-174), which is available on our website or by contacting Human Resources. (See “For Further Information” above);
2. Any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. transcripts, degrees, etc.)
WHERE TO APPLY:
Human Resources Office, U.S. Embassy Kabul
Subject line must be: (Rule of Law Assistant VA 17-084) or your application may not be considered.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.