PAE, Inc OCB - Section Lead Mentor in Arlington, Virginia

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OCB - Section Lead Mentor

This position is a Pipeline position that is contingent upon availability and is located in Afghanistan.


The Organizational Capacity Building (OCB) Section Lead Mentor/Communications Subject Matter Expert shall:

  • Work with the Section Lead (SL) and Deputy Section Lead (DSL) in advising and assisting Justice Sector Ministries and justice system actors in effectively performing their functions

  • Facilitate coordination between the SL and DSL with Justice Advisors, National Legal Advisors, Translators and Administrative Assistants to ensure all program deliverables are accomplished in a timely manner

  • Review, edit and advise the SL and DSL on preparation of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports based on Statement of Work deliverables and funder requests

  • Assist the SL and DSL in effective coordination with the Chief of Team, Deputy Chief of Team-Advisors and Technical Director to complete the program work plan and other assigned tasks

  • Work with the SL and DSL to ensure that all administrative and managerial functions and tasks are completed efficiently and in a timely manner

  • Act as liaison for the SL and DSL in coordination and cooperation with international organizations working on related issues within Justice Sector Ministries and other relevant justice system institutions

  • Supervise and formally evaluate the performance of assigned personnel (e.g., International attorneys, Afghan National Legal Advisors (NLAs), Subject Matter Experts, translators, and administrative assistants)

  • Advise and assist counterparts in performing their functions, including developing policies, plans and projects

  • Help to manage international advisors and NLAs and ensure that their work is consistent

  • Identify needs within the Government of Afghanistan’s ministries in conjunction with the international advisors and the Afghan Legal Consultants

  • Help to organize special projects

  • Help to coordinate donor efforts

  • Assist key departments in developing plans and projects to perform their functions and strengthen communications between central and provincial offices

  • Liaise with other offices and coordinate activities to achieve established objectives

  • File reports for activities and accomplishments on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis, or as otherwise assigned

  • Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders including, but not limited to, local government officials, police and prosecutors, international organizations involved in the justice sector, Afghan organizations involved in the justice sector, and customary and traditional law actors

  • Prepare budgets, work plans, and statements of work, submit deliverables, conduct trainings, and insure timely submission of section timesheets, leave, and travel requests

  • Rapidly respond to requests for information from INL, PAE, and the US Embassy

  • Assist in improving organizational communication and reporting within the Attorney General’s Office, Ministry of Justice, and Ministry of Women’s Affairs, as well as interagency communication with Ministry of Finance and other justice institutions

  • Coordinate with JSSP embedded staff in identifying the shortcomings in the organizational communications structure or the capacity of the justice institutions. Develop an improvement plan in co-ordination with the justice institutions

  • Help the justice institutions conceptualize the elements of organizational communications management and best international practices

  • Develop training materials on organizational communications management based on international best practices with relevance to Afghanistan and any applicable Afghan laws

  • Conduct training in the justice institutions

  • Assist the justice institution in enhancing interdepartmental co-ordination

  • Develop capacity of the Afghan colleagues to foster transition

  • Provide regular reporting on work activities or other reports required by the project management

  • Perform any other duties as assigned

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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