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Senior Advisor to Public Ministry’s Financial Crimes Task Force (FCTF)

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:

Assists the Financial Crimes Task Force, the tax authority’s new investigative division, Public Ministry prosecutors and investigators, and the National Anti-Tax Evasion Task Force with the intent to further the investigation and prosecution of high-profile cases and to build the capacity of the host-nation to conduct independent investigations crimes.

• Provides guidance and support to the investigation of Financial Crimes and asset forfeiture cases given high priority by the GOH.

• Supports, assists, and provides technical assistance to the Financial Crimes Task Force (FCTF), the GOH Tax Authority, the Public Ministry, and the National Tax Evasion Task Force with respect to improving the capacity of the Government of Honduras to effectively and efficiently investigate and prosecute financial crimes, (including transnational and domestic organized crime, corruption, extortion, tax offenses, and money laundering, as well as asset forfeiture cases).

• Advises relevant agencies with respect to the drafting or revising of any manuals, protocols, best practices, or standard forms being developed to ensure that their content complies with GOH Law.

• Coordinates program development, implementation and reporting with other GOH entities, INL advisors, other advisors or contractors working for the INL program in Honduras throughout the region.

• Assists INL to 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 financial crimes and asset forfeiture cases currently under investigation by the FCTF and criminal tax investigation team, particularly those still in initial stages of investigation, to evaluate what work has already been completed and what must still be done.

• Works with task force members and appropriate law enforcement personnel and provide advice on the work necessary to complete financial analysis and bring the remaining cases to appropriate conclusions.

• Work with GOH prosecutors to review asset forfeiture, money laundering, corruption, tax evasion, extortion, trafficking in persons, and other financial crime cases currently under investigation and evaluate what work has already been completed and what must still be done.

• Works with analysts, investigators, and prosecutors and provide advice on the work necessary to complete financial analysis and bring the remaining cases to appropriate conclusions.

• Trains GOH prosecutors on how to provide legal and investigative guidance to investigators working financial crimes cases; their role in an accusatory system of justice; and how to work in a team environment with investigators, respecting the roles assigned to each interlocutor.

• Recommends and provides training on topics including financial investigation techniques, money laundering, financial analysis, and forensic accounting to investigators, analysts, prosecutors, judges, and other relevant interlocutors involved in financial criminal cases.

• Mentors relevant stakeholders within the GOH, including the Financial Intelligence Unit, the Security Secretariat (the GOH National Police), the National Anti-Tax Evasion Task Force, the Financial Crimes Task Force, the Public Ministry, and the tax authority on interagency coordination.

• Validates forensics and evidence collection, handling, storage, and courtroom presentation procedures, and provide advice on the use of existing technology and sharing of information.

• Recommends appropriate technological tools useful for the work of financial analysts that can be sustained and maintained by the GOH without additional assistance.

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

• Drafts papers and documents related to 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 as requested, including 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.

• 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

• MRPT security clearance

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

• A Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution or 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.

• Excellent English verbal and written skills

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

• Experience working in international police development and reform.

• Experience working with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or U.S. Treasury.

Preferred Skills: