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Field-Based Community Police Advisor (South)




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.



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:

• Serves as a subject matter expert for the Community Outreach and Policing Program (COP). Serves as one of two on-site experts on the full range of law enforcement issues

• Assists INL to manage Community Engagement projects.

• Assists INL to implement "best practices" for reducing gang-related crime and violence within targeted communities.

• Assists INO to coordinate Community Police, Community Engagement and Place Based Strategy programs.

• Provides technical law enforcement expertise, policy guidance, technical assistance, and training on behalf of INL in support of host nation efforts to improve community-policing techniques, and reduce gang activity within targeted communities.

• Provides significant input for strategic planning and development of possible future projects.

• Assists INL to coordinate program development, implementation, and reporting.

• Assists INL to provide direction and assignment of CNP personnel.

• Works with INL to coordinate with appropriate levels of the GOH National Police (HNP) and appropriate GOH elements in the Ministry of Security (particularly its Office of Prevention), SERCAA (the HNP police intelligence fusion center) and others in matters relating to the goals of the COP program.

• Assists INL to draft a GOH Community Policing model.

• Assists INL to ensure effective and ongoing coordination, communication and support of mutually-enhancing programs and initiatives in compliance with the comprehensive USG/CARSI strategy for the reduction of violence in Honduras.

• Reviews the organizational and operational capacities of the GOH government, including National police and local actors.

• Assists INL to develop an assistance plan that will promote effective community policing practices.

• Assist INL to establish collaborative partnerships in the community between the GOH and the individuals and organizations they serve to develop solutions to problems and increase trust in police.

• Works with INL staff to identify training needs of the GOH National Police (HNP) personnel involved in the community policing program.

• Proposes training options and course availability in Central America or the U.S.

• Assists INL to coordinate with the GOH, the international donor community and attend regular donor coordination meetings.

• Assists INO to initiate, coordinate, and implement neighborhood crime watch programs.

• Drafts papers and documents related to the INL projects.

• Assists the GOH government to develop best practices to oversee, coordinate, and administer educational and development classes/programs for various community organizations and schools.

• Assists INL to design and execute the Place Based Strategy Work Plan.

• Suggests avenues for mid-course correction if a program is not achieving its goals;

• Prepares an annual strategic plan for each project.

• Attends meetings with U.S. and GOH officials including regional working group meetings.

• Write a Project Implementation Plan in English.

• 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.


• US, Honduras or TCN

• MRPT if a US Citizen or TCN, RSO background security check if LES

• Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution or 15 years of relevant experience.

• English FSI level 4/4, Spanish FSI level 3/3

• Five (5) years of experience related to citizen security and community policing

• Five (5) years of experience in management roles that include strategic planning, resource management, budgeting, oversight and evaluation and active management of law enforcement, judicial or prosecutorial operations.

• Seven (7) years of demonstrated experience in complex crime or security programs aimed at achieving U.S. rule of law and citizen safety objectives

• Demonstrated experience in managing program resources.

• Strong English verbal and written skills and ability to present and defend complex analyses and proposals concisely

• Demonstrated prior ability to work independently on projects and issues within overall policy guidelines.

• Demonstrated communication and liaison skills appropriate to work with a wide variety of governmental, public, and private sector representatives; as well as with local community members and groups.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience working and/or coordinating with other relevant U.S. government agencies and host nation entities.

• Experience working as a law enforcement CPA with non-U.S. law enforcement agencies.

• Experience working in international police development and reform.

Preferred Skills: