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Admin and Support III U.S. – Colombia Action Plan Logistic Support Assistant

CARSI

BACKGROUND

 

The CARSI Initiative, one of the largest and most sophisticated multi-lateral security efforts in the world, provides funding for the

USG to assist the governments of the CARSI countries with police professionalization, justice sector reform, counter narcotics efforts,

border security management, crime and violence prevention, and anti-corruption efforts. In support of CARSI, INL its tasks include

but are not limited to:

• Assist in developing more effective and transparent security and rule of law institutions, which work together effectively

and cooperate with international partners to reduce threats from transnational and domestic crime, including terrorism,

and improve border security and protect human rights.

• Support CARSI state and society efforts to establish efficient, transparent, and accountable prosecutorial, correctional,

and alternative justice systems institutions that respect human rights.

• Assist CARSI countries in improving federal, state, and local governments’ operational ability to prevent and mitigate

crime and terrorism, impact transnational criminal organization (TCO) cash flow, contribute to criminal cases against

TCO leaders and members, disrupt TCO trust and corruptive relationships, and safely apprehend TCO and other high

target offenders.

• Improve border security, including building support to the new government’s efforts to secure CARSI borders.

• To meet the Congressional mandates of the CARSI Initiative, INL programs in the region include the following objectives:

• Continue to support CARSI state and federal entities with efforts to institutionalize the rule of law among law enforcement

and judicial sector operators, including through police professionalization, justice sector reform, anti-corruption,

and border security initiatives.

• Help CARSI countries achieve its transitions to the new criminal justice system.

• Create a 21st century border structure, by further developing CARSI countries’ capacity to detect and prevent smuggling

of illicit goods and trafficking in persons.

• Support networked technology systems and professionalization to strengthen CARSI countries control of their respective

northern and southern borders and ports of entry.

• Bolster CARSI countries efforts to prevent crime and violence by supporting the establishment of resilient communities

better able to withstand the pressures of organized crime through drug demand reduction, citizen oversight of security

forces, and culture of lawfulness programs.

• Continue to build CARSI countries capacity to disrupt and dismantle organized criminal networks, including capacity

building to counter illicit finance and combat the production of, and trafficking in, illegal narcotics.

• Support the U.S. Government’s goal to support CARSI state and society efforts to establish highly efficient, transparent,

and accountable prosecutorial, correctional, and alternative justice institutions that respect human rights; to assist

CARSI countries in improving federal, state, and local governments’ operational ability to prevent and mitigate

crime and terrorism, impact transnational criminal organization (TCO) cash flow, contribute to criminal cases against

TCO leaders and members, disrupt TCO trust and corruptive relationship, and safely apprehend TCO and other high

target offenders; and to improve border security.

  

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Posted On: 04/09/2018
Category: Professional Services
Department: CARSI
Shift: Unknown
Location: Central America
Job Type: Law Enforcment Subject Matter Expert
Education: Secondary Education
Pay Rate: To be determined
Duration: 1 - 5 years
Travel: Yes
Job Description:

• Assists INL to contribute to progressing reform within the GOH justice sector.

• Assists INL to build capacity of GOH law enforcement to efficiently, effectively, and transparently investigate and prosecute, if appropriate, criminal cases.

• Improves GOH capacity in delegation, training, case management, communications, human rights and standard operating procedures.

• Assists INL to collect qualitative and quantitative data to include measurable improvements collected as outcome data.

• Assists INL to identify and select qualified CNP candidates to be relocated to Honduras on a temporary basis to provide training and advice to the GOH.

• Assists INL to provide transportation, housing, meals and other life support requirements for the CNP officers assigned.

• Assists INL to ensure travel and work-related documents are obtained.

• Provides expertise and assistance to INL to oversee the day-to-day logistical support aspects of the Colombia Action Plan

• Identifies problem areas and issues needing resolution.

• Reports problem areas and pertinent issues with proposed solutions to INL.

• Provides general administrative assistance to the INL Colombia Action Plan program.

• Provides administrative support to include inputs to reports and action items and advice on problems/issues with possible solutions.

• Provides specific administrative assistance as requested to INL.

• Assists INL with liaison with the Colombian Embassy in Honduras regarding support to the CNP officers assigned to Honduras under the Colombia Action Plan

• Provides logistical support for CNP officers participating in the Colombia Action Plan to include, but not limited to, travel arrangements, housing accommodations, local transportation needs, meals, venue arrangements, and E2 Solutions travel arrangements.

• Requests and compiles required documentation to include passport, visa information, immunization records and vetting status.

• Works with the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) travel office concerning required logistical support and ensure proper documentation is complete.

• Requests and compiles required documentation to include Passport and visa information, immunization records and vetting status.

• Provides relevant information to NCSC to create profiles.

• Submits Travel Authorizations.

• Coordinates with NCSC if hotel and car rental reservations are required.

• Submits and reconcile Travel Advances for authorized travelers in NCSC.

• Closes out final vouchers for travelers and recaptures any owed expenses.

• Assists INL to ensure that work performed will be accomplished within INL policies and regulations

• Provides administrative and logistical support to Colombian polygraph teams to include lodging/transportation needs, calendar arrangements, report processing, etc.

• Initiates procurements as needed in support of the INL/H Colombia Action Plan.

• Files documents such as reports, analysis results, polygraph results, etc. that are associated with the INL/H Colombia Action Plan

• When required, travels within country to assist INL.

• Hours for this full-time position will be the core hours of the US Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week.

• The position will be stationed in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

• National and international travel may be required.

• Create a work plan per the instructions.

• Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports of relevant program activity, progress toward desired impacts, recommendations for advancing program and U.S. objectives, project highlights, and other relevant significant information including metrics, milestones achieved, and other relevant statistical data. Report on scheduled upcoming meetings, trainings, and other activities, outlining dates and participants.

Qualifications:

• US citizen, Honduras citizen or TCN

• MRPT required if a US citizen or TCN

• Successful RSO background security check if a Honduras citizen

• English FSI level 3/3, Spanish FSI level 3/3

• Completion of secondary education

• One (1) year experience related to an administrative field providing logistical and administrative support to include liaison related duties

• Demonstrated superior interpersonal skills with all personnel levels from secretaries or entry level police officers to high level police officials, ministers and directors.

• Experience working with quality management processes

• Demonstrated excellent communications skills, both oral and written, in Spanish

• Demonstrated initiative, well-developed problem-solving skills, flexibility, receptivity, and creativity in dealing with problems and conflicts, as well as an ability to work on and bear responsibility for several simultaneous tasks while keeping overall objectives in perspective.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Two years of post-secondary education or other certifications within the field of administration or management

• Advanced English language skills are preferred

Preferred Skills: