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Admin and Support III Technical Writer

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: Bachelors Degree
Pay Rate: To be determined
Duration: 1 - 5 years
Travel: Yes
Job Description:

• Ensures that all information and data from the field is captured, documented, analyzed, and reported in a timely manner to INL and U.S. Government partners.

• Develops communication material on INL programs and activities in Honduras for INL distribution to the State Department, Congress, the interagency, and the general public.

• Seeks to coordinate and disseminate information that best represents progress toward strategic goals and metrics.

• Exercises sound judgment in identifying priority issues from information received;

• Demonstrates flexibility, adaptability, and willingness to support INL activities as required;

• Identifies the need for follow-up actions on information received and ensures they are taken expeditiously;

• Demonstrates professional competence and mastery in writing and communication; and

• Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results.

• Assist in the development of a metrics-based database that captures trending data corresponding to the goals and metrics identified under the U.S. Strategy for Engagement in Central America as well as lower level metrics specifically for INL programs.

• Assist in the development of a partner reporting data and requirements template.

• Assist in updating the INL Country Plan for Honduras on a quarterly basis with current and planned INL programs, objectives, indicators, and financial information.

• Draft project charters and report against progress or issues against the terms and objectives identified in the charters.

• Consolidate and analyze data on program implementation and indicators in order to facilitate the preparation of periodic reports, i.e. cables, activity-specific reports as may be required, success stories, and project reports.

• Draft cables and daily, weekly, and monthly formal and informal reports on INL activities in country.

• Coordinate with external actors and partners to develop INL program assistance strategies with clearly articulated objectives, timelines, and outputs.

• Assist develop, implement, and monitor a communication and visibility plan to facilitate better understanding among partners and government about INL as an organization and program progress.

• Assist the implementation of a communications strategy that generates support for INL programs from external partners (e.g. the general public, U.S. Congress, governments, partners, the media, academia, and persons of concern).

• Assist in the dialogue with partners by organizing regular briefings, bilateral meetings, and missions, and by preparing reports with accurate information.

• Consolidate information on INL.

• Ensure effective communications, visibility, and knowledge management.

• Undertake field visits to gather information and results related to INL programs.

• Develop visibility material such as cables, monthly newsletter, and updates on the INL website.

• Share success stories with INL in Washington.

• Provide high quality editing and formatting for all program related documents.

• Support program staff in organizing and managing seminars, workshops, press conferences and field visits as required.

• Provide relevant expert guidance to the project managers, program components, and implementing partners on reporting and communications, and act as a facilitator for communication.

• Provide thorough progress reporting and continuous analysis of achievements, and facilitate project review, evaluation, and monitoring.

Qualifications:

• U.S. Citizen.

• MRPT security clearance

• A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution.

• Demonstrated ability to read and write in Spanish at the FSI 3/3 level, or equivalent.

• Demonstrate communications and liaison skills appropriate for work with a wide variety of governmental, public, and private sector representatives, as well as with local community members and groups.

• Physically able to work and travel in the region full time, including to remote/rural areas.

• Demonstrated knowledge and work experience in synthesize high-level strategic concepts with detailed real-world examples to effectively illustrate the objectives and progress of a project.

• Five (5) years professional work experience in communication and techniques, reporting, documentation, publication, and audiovisual material preparation.

• Excellent communication, social, and interpersonal skills.

• Computer skills - must be well versed in Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint etc.).

Preferred Qualifications

• Previous U.S. Government reporting experience.

• A background in communications and reporting using U.S government systems.

• Experience in the development and implementation of reports, from US Government assistance programs.

• Experience with program design reports, including monitoring reports and evaluation reports.

Preferred Skills: