Funded by Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL), The Asia Foundation through the Legal Aid through Legal Education (LĀLĖ) Phase II Project supports access to justice in Afghanistan by strengthening legal education and legal aid provision. The project goal is to “Strengthen Legal Education and Increase Access to Justice to Improve the Rule of Law in Afghanistan.
The Asia Foundation is a nonprofit international development organization committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. Informed by six decades of experience and deep local expertise, our work across the region addresses five overarching goals—strengthen governance, empower women, expand economic opportunity, increase environmental resilience, and promote regional cooperation.
Headquartered in San Francisco, The Asia Foundation works through a network of offices in 18 Asian countries and in Washington, DC. Working with public and private partners, the Foundation receives funding from a diverse group of bilateral and multilateral development agencies, foundations, corporations, and individuals. In 2019, we provided $84.9 million in direct program support and distributed textbooks and other educational materials valued at $7.3 million
The Asia Foundation seeks a Legal Ethics Instructor to teach SPLE courses in public universities. To strengthen the rule of law in Afghanistan, Supplementary Practical Legal Education courses have been incorporated into the curriculums of Law and Sharia faculties through textbooks prepared by the Asia Foundation. To institutionalize delivery of these courses, the Foundation in coordination with the Ministry of Higher Education, supports instructors from relevant faculties. The instructor, under the supervision of the Foundation and in adherence with the principle of equality between Law and Sharia faculties, as well as in observance of gender, will take on students from these faculties to mentioned courses and teach them based on the prepared guidelines, methods, and modern tools.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Legal Ethics Instructors will have the following duties and responsibilities:
Participate in the training programs (TOT) organized by the Foundation.
Prepare and publish the announcements for registration of qualified law and sharia students for enrollment in SPLE programs in close coordination with the Foundation and legal clinic manager and/or law and sharia faculties of respective universities.
Coordinate the shortlisting of qualified students with legal clinic manager and/or law and sharia faculties of respective universities.
Prepare the details of the selected students for the program.
Prepare presentations from the contents of the given textbook.
Deliver courses to at least 30 students in each term using the PowerPoint presentation and projector and involve the student in practical work.
Deliver courses based on the given syllabus and schedule it in a way to complete 10 days prior to final exam of the semester.
Deliver courses up to four credit means four times in a weak.
Give assignments to all students through email while copying the designated officer in TAF.
Provide comments to student’s assignments in regular basis.
Prepare and send monthly reports to TAF’s designated officer.
Assist the legal clinic manager and/or law and sharia faculties on preparing and signing student’s certificates.
Analyze and evaluate the program and provide suggestions and comments to the designated office in the Foundation.
Provide trainings to the instructors of the respective university interested to be trained on legal ethics.
Commit to continue delivery of this course after the life of the project.
Current instructor of Law or Sharia faculty of the respective public university.
Holding license from Afghanistan Independent Bar Association or having experience in the judicial organizations. Being defense lawyer is preferred.
Ability to work by computer using the Ms. Office and other related component including printer, copy machine and projector.
Ability to deliver courses through PowerPoint presentation.
Ability of share and comment the assignments of students through email.
Must have excellent legal writing skills.
Encourages risk-taking in the pursuit of creativity and innovation.
Ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines.
Strong communication skills (oral and written).
Deep understanding of legal system, legal institutions and processes in Afghanistan.
Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills and proven experience of contributing to strategy development, including monitoring and evaluation.
Experience of delivering training and conducting workshops, seminars and conferences.
Flexible approach to working hours.
The Legal Ethics Instructor is required to have the following qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in law or sharia is required, candidates with LLM/PhD are given preference.
Minimum three years of teaching experience in relevant public university.
Deep understanding of legal system and legal education in Afghanistan.
Experience of conducting consultative research and producing high quality analytical reports.
Bachelor’s degree law or sharia. Candidates with LLM/PhD is given preference.
No. Of Jobs
Years of Experience
3 years of teaching experience in public universit
4 months (with possible extension)
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 and contact details no later than May 5th, 2021 to email@example.com Make sure to clearly specify the name of the position and province of consideration in the subject of email and cover letter.
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