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Police Advisor Bajo Aguan Honduras




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:
  • • The Advisor will be based in La Ceiba and will have oversight responsibility for the program in the Bajo Aguan Region of Honduras.

    • Assists the GOH to improve investigative capacity for high profile, high-impact crimes, Assists INL in Honduras on the full range of law enforcement issues, program management, evaluate training and mentoring to improve Honduran investigative capacity, improve the Honduran judicial system, protect human rights, reduce impunity, and strengthen both the GOH National Police and the Public Ministry.

    • Provides technical law enforcement expertise, technical assistance and training on behalf of INL.

    • Assists INL to improve investigation, apprehension, and prosecution of major crimes including homicides and other violent crimes, complex cases including transnational organized crime, asset forfeiture, money laundering, gang activities, drug trafficking and other major cases where there is suspected involvement by members of the police or public officials.

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

    • Trains and mentors GOH National Police officers in cases such as cold case murders of those involved in land disputes in the Bajo Aguan Region.

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

    • Recommends and provides training on a wide variety of topics relevant to investigating and prosecuting crime, including criminal investigations in general, interview techniques, investigating and prosecuting homicides, investigator as witness, developing investigative strategies, teamwork, how to handle especially vulnerable populations, techniques for interviewing especially vulnerable victims and witnesses, victim and witness protection, and other relevant topics.

    • Provides training, technical assistance, and support to GOH law enforcement personnel, including representatives of the GOH National Police, Public Ministry, the Public Ministry’s Technical Criminal Investigation Agency (ATIC) and others in the investigation and prosecution of high-profile crimes, including homicides and other violent crimes committed against members of the GOH indigenous community and residents or those present in areas with indigenous land rights issues throughout Honduras.

    • Provides case specific technical assistance and mentoring on high-profile criminal cases, especially involving crimes committed against the Honduran indigenous population or crimes occurring in indigenous land rights areas throughout Honduras.

    • Provides practical training to appropriate GOH law enforcement personnel.

    • Provides technical assistance to GOH law enforcement personnel in the drafting of manuals, standard operating procedures, forms, templates, and best practices.

    • Drafts papers and documents related to the INL projects.

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

    • Attends meetings with U.S. and host-government officials including the regional working group meetings.

    • 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.

    • 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 citizen

    • MRPT security clearance

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

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

    • Five (5) years of experience related to financial crimes

    • 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 INL objectives

    • Demonstrated experience in managing program resources.

    • 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 Advisor with non-U.S. law enforcement agencies.

    • Experience working in international police development and reform.

Preferred Skills: