2 days ago

Legal Officer

Women for Afghan Women (WAW)

Position Title: Legal Officer

2024-07-14        Kunduz       Full Time        274

Job Location: Kunduz
Nationality: National
Category: Legal Program
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: As per organization`s salary scale
Vacancy Number: (VA# 1438 )
No. Of Jobs: 8
City: Kunduz
Organization: Women for Afghan Women (WAW)
Years of Experience: Proven legal experience with a minimum of 5 years, with qualification to represent clients in Court
Contract Duration: Project based
Gender: Male/Female
Education: Bachelor of Law Degree or any other relevant field
Close date: 2024-07-14

About Women for Afghan Women (WAW):

Women for Afghan Women (WAW) is a grassroots civil society organization dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of disenfranchised Afghan women and girls in Afghanistan and New York. In particular, WAW works to help Afghan women and girls exercise their rights to pursue their individual potential to self-determination and to representation in all areas of life—political, social, cultural, and economic. WAW relentlessly advocates for women’s rights and challenges the norms that underpin gender-based violence to influence attitudes and bring about change.

Job Descriptions:

Job Summary

WAW`s Kunduz Office is seeking applications from eligible candidates for the position of Legal Officer, GBV & Legal Assistance Project, covering Kunduz province in the northeast region.

The main responsibility of the Legal Officer is to provide legal support to persons in need, by implementing the UNHCR legal assistance program by relevant Standard Operating Procedures, standards, and policies to provide quality, timely, and effective legal responses to the needs of populations of concern.

Legal assistance includes (a) legal awareness raising by sensitizing displaced communities and families on their fundamental rights and procedures to access legal and civil services (particularly on family, civil and HLP matters such as evictions); (b) individual counseling; (c) facilitation of the issuance of ID documentation and facilitating their access to other critical civil documentation such as birth certificates and Tazkira

The position holder (Legal Officer) will be based in the WAW Provincial Office located in Kunduz city, with frequent travel to project target areas for achievements. Likewise, the position holder will also have to travel to other provinces for official purposes based on need.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal counseling and mediation support to the concerned population on legal issues including family, civil, and HLP matters (including evictions), civil status documentation;
  • Facilitate the issuance of legal documentation, including birth certificates and Tazkira.
  • Sensitize concerned populations on their fundamental rights and procedures to access legal and civil services through legal awareness-raising sessions
  • Provide support to case managers when legal issues arise.
  • Stay abreast of the local legal and protection context.
  • Criminal issues and/or custody issues will NOT be addressed and will be referred to the relevant partners or authorities for legal representation when required.
  • Support the team leader/line manager in the compilation of weekly and monthly reports, using the template provided by UNHCR, on the implementation status of the Legal assistance activities;
  • Provide the supervisor with weekly and monthly reports on the activities conducted.
  • Any other tasks assigned by the line manager

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Law Degree or any other relevant field
  • Holds a license of a Defense Attorney that allows you to practice law in Afghanistan
  • Proven legal experience with a minimum of 5 years and the qualification to represent clients in Court
  • Excellent analytical, negotiation, and communication skills
  • Administrative and managerial skills
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information
  • Solid Computer skills and competency in Word and Excel are a minimum
  • Familiar with the legal framework of the public administrations in Afghanistan
  • Strong practice of workplace diversity and inclusiveness
  • Strong communication skills. Fluency in written and spoken English, as well as spoken Dari and Pashto, is an advantage.

Submission Guidelines:

Interested Afghan applicants should submit a cover letter along with their CVs in one PDF file explaining their interest in and suitability for the position. Please indicate the vacancy number (VA#1438, Legal Officer/Kunduz) clearly in the cover letter and in the subject line of your email and send it to: hr@womenforafghanwomen.org

Note: Kindly avoid sending your educational and work certificates at this stage of recruitment. Applications received after the closing date without mentioning the location in the subject line of the email will not be considered.

Submission Email:



Similar Jobs