Job Title: Project Officer for New Call for Justice Project




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Vacancy number: (100)

Job Title: Project Officer for New Call for Justice Project

Location: Central Office

Number of positions: "1"

Deadline for application: 16 July 2020


About AIHRC:


Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) is a national human rights institution (NHRI) under the Paris Principles. Established in Article 58 of Afghanistan’s constitution, with its precise structure, duties and mandate detailed in AIHRC Law (Law 3471), AIHRC’s mission is to protect and promote the human rights of all Afghans regardless of ethnicity, region, gender or political affiliation. An independent NHRI, AIHRC receives funding from international donors, philanthropic foundations, and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA). In 2019, the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) sub-committee on accreditation (SCA) re-accredited AIHRC with ‘A’ status. ‘A’ status is awarded to NHRIs fully compliant with the Paris Principles; specifically, AIHRC was found to have fulfilled the criteria of: ‘a broad mandate, based on universal human rights norms and standards; autonomy from government; independence guaranteed by statute or constitution; pluralism; adequate resources; and adequate powers of investigation.

In 2019, nine new Commissioners were appointed, including a new Chairperson. The Commissioners demonstrate breadth and depth of human rights experience across AIHRC’s principal thematic areas: human rights education, ombudsman, research, women’s rights, children’s rights, persons with disabilities, special investigations and monitoring and investigation. AIHRC is an NHRI protecting and promoting human rights in the context of one of the world’s deadliest conflicts; annually, Afghanistan has over 10,000 civilian casualties. In addition, it is the deadliest conflict in the world for children.



You will be working on a one-year project on transitional justice in Afghanistan. Focusing on advancing the rights of victims and victims-based justice, this project includes a national survey on transitional justice and communications and advocacy work to advance victims-based justice in Afghanistan. In this role, you have an ideal opportunity to grow professionally. This is a research and operations role; you will provide timely briefings, analysis and other research products, and will lead on donor reporting, finances and operations. Women are strongly recommended to apply for this position.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

The Project Officer will have the following responsibilities and duties:

  1. Operations: The PO provides key support for all aspects of operations, including transportation, logistics, budgeting, organising of meetings, conferences and briefings.
  1. Monitoring and Evaluation: The PO will support with monitoring and evaluation, providing timely and relevant analysis to the team.
  1. Information Management: The PO will maintain all contact databases, and will lead on ensuring all documents are stored correctly, and that they meet industry data protection standards.
  1. Financial and narrative reports: The PO leads on developing financial and narrative reports, in coordination with relevant AIHRC departments.
  1. Research: The PO carries out research and writes briefings and analysis on transitional justice, the ICC, and other relevant topics.


Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Support the implementation of the communications and advocacy plan;
  2. Provide key support on operations, analysis and communications as required;
  3. Lead on drafting financial and narrative reports, and coordinate with relevant departments within AIHRC to ensure timely submission;


Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate will be someone who is detail-oriented and a self-starter. In addition, commitment to AIHRC’s values is a must. Specifically, candidates with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:

  1. Experience in supporting or managing operations for an NGO, government, or other organisation;
  2. Experience in developing communications products and/or providing analysis as a researcher or analyst;
  3. Experience in monitoring and evaluation, information management or finance;
  4. Undergraduate degree in Political Science, Law, Business Administration, Finance or other field would be useful.


Submission Guideline:

AIHRC recruits a staff member as a Project Officer for New Call for Justice Project in its HQ who meets the above conditions. Interested candidates are requested to download and complete the request form and send it along with their CVs by e-mail to the Director of HR at the email address below by 16 July, 2020.


AIHRC is a recruiting entity that considers equal opportunities and is committed to the principles of non-discrimination and gender equality.

Priority will be given to women, talented persons from minority groups and persons with disability.

Only those shortlisted would be called for the interview.


With respect


Human Resources Department of the AIHRC