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Corrections Advisor, Level IV- Juvenile Justice Re-Entry

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:
  • The Juvenile Justice Reentry Liaison will assist the INL-Guatemala Correction Program Manager with planning, coordinating and implementing complex and multi-faceted strategies to help the Secretariat of Social Welfare implement their plan to establish reentry programming for the juveniles in Guatemala. The focus of this position will be to increase the use of tertiary violence prevention strategies by providing comprehensive reentry programming for juveniles before their release after incarcerations. This will require developing a plan that addresses a public awareness campaign, public participation, activities and events that support the Corrections Reentry Program goals and objectives.

    • Assist INL-Guatemala Corrections Program Advisor and Team in planning juvenile justice work projects.

    • Participate in all aspects of training and implementation of reentry programs for the establishing of the first reentry program in Guatemala.

    • Assist the INL-Guatemala Corrections Program Advisor and Team with implementing the USG support to the Secretariat of Social Welfare (SSW) which houses juvenile prisoners in expanding the institution’s ability to provide a safe, secure, humane and transparent juvenile management system that upholds human rights.

    • Assist the INL-Guatemala Corrections Program Advisor and Team in developing, coordinating, scheduling and present slide shows, speeches, handouts and educational materials for business groups, community groups, schools and associations on juvenile justice topics including reentry and the implementation of socio-educational alternative measures.

    • Provide training for the juvenile justice reentry program staff to ensure psycho-social case management is adhered to and that cognitive behavioral interventions are implemented.

    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    • Provide a written weekly activity report in Spanish to the INL-Guatemala Corrections Program Manager by or before noon each Friday;

    • Provide written reports in Spanish with pictures for social media of all juvenile justice programming and activities;

    • Provide monthly status report in Spanish on juvenile justice community corrections projects;

    • Submit a quarterly report in Spanish to the INL-Guatemala Corrections Program Manager on or before the last Friday of each Month. Such quarterly report shall contain the following:

    • Number and type of juvenile justice reentry program events and activities funded by INL-Guatemala;

    • Number and type of procurement activities funded by INL-Guatemala for juvenile justice programs;

    • Number and type of assistance provided to any government entities, non-profit organizations and community-based groups on planning future projects for juvenile justice, training and events for next quarter;

    • Number and type of equipment delivered to the Secretariat of Social Welfare and other juvenile justice actors as identified by Corrections Program Manager.

    • Hours for this full-time position will be the core hours of U.S. Embassy Guatemala: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week.

    • The position is located in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

    • In-country travel, particularly to Quetzaltenango and other designated departments as well to U.S. for training will be required for this position.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Psychology or Social Work

    • US Citizen

    • MRPT security clearance

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

    • Minimum of two years in working with governments entities, non-profit organizations, and/or community-based groups on juvenile justice issues;

    • Experience working on juvenile justice matters including reentry programming with a socio-educational focus.

    • Ability to prepare accurate, persuasive and concise written material for a variety of audiences in Spanish that convey complex technical programming concepts and recommendations.

    • Ability to interact and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

    • Ability to provide reports about procurement, deliveries and use of the program budget assigned.

    • Ability to contact Guatemala´s officials in order to conduct assessment visits required to identify procurement requisitions based on their actual needs.

    • Capacity to conduct analysis and research, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and make proposals to improve program.

    • Ability to create juvenile justice programming including establishing Standard Operating policies and procedures for a reentry program.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Knowledge and Proficiency of various software applications including but not limited to; Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, Power-Point, etc.

Preferred Skills: