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Colombia Action Plan and Police Reform Advisor




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:

Assists and advises INL to implement projects and programs to aid the GOH to combat rising crime and insecurity.

• Advises on program strategies and implementation plans within the rubric of current U.S. assistance and GOH national security strategies and make recommendations to adjust those programs and strategies throughout.

• Advises on program management, technical rule of law expertise, policy guidance, technical assistance, and training in support of host-nation efforts to improve police professionalization and to create a new relationship of trust between the police force and the citizens they serve.

• Assists and advises on program planning and oversight functions for Honduras activities under the U.S.-Colombia Action Plan on Regional Security Cooperation and the Police Reform Bill. Assists INL to develop a program proposal, work plan, and detailed budget to reflect INL-Honduras priorities and equities under the U.S.-Colombia Action Plan and the Police Reform Bill.

• Assists INL in implementing the work plan, overseeing the budget, liaising with working-level GOH and Colombian points of contact, and providing reporting to INL.

• Contributes to progressing reform within the GOH justice sector.

• Assists INL to build the capacity of GOH law enforcement to efficiently, effectively, and transparently investigate and prosecute, if appropriate, criminal cases.

• Assists INL to improve partner nation capacity in delegation, training, case management, communications, human rights and standard operating procedures.

• Assists INL in ongoing liaison and coordination with executive levels of the GOH National Police (HNP) and appropriate additional GOH elements such as Directorate of Police Investigations (DPI), the Ministry of Security, the Public Ministry, SERCAA (the HNP police intelligence fusion center) and others in matters relating to the goals of the Colombia Action Plan and Police Reform program.

• Assists INL with liaison with the Colombian Embassy in Honduras regarding support to the CNP officers assigned to Honduras under the Colombia Action Plan and with the INL Section in Bogota, Colombia concerning CNP participation in the INL/H Colombia Action Plan.

• Assists INL to manage the actions of the INL-funded Central American Police Reform Initiative (CAPRI) team for Honduras.

• Assists INL by attending meetings and reporting on Colombia Action Plan and Police Reform activities.

• 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.

• Supports the success of INL by providing clarity on how programs are achieving bureau, mission, and office goals and objectives established by key stakeholders such as the Interagency, INL, U.S. Embassy-Tegucigalpa, and GOH.

• Advises INL regarding course correction if a program is not achieving its goals;

• Increases the ability of INL to respond with greater agility to changing priorities;

• Communicates the results of INL programs to justify budget requests.

• Keeps INL informed and briefed on all matters relating to Colombia Action Plan and Police Reform activities.

• 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.

• The position is located in Tegucigalpa, with regular field work mentoring Police advisors and GOH law enforcement personnel.

• 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 fifteen (15) years of relevant experience.

• Five (5) years of experience related to citizen security, legal profession, law enforcement, courts, criminology, and/or public administration.

• 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 in an overseas environment, including project analysis, design, implementation and evaluation

• Demonstrated 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.

• Knowledge of decentralized decision-making, which involves flattening the agency hierarchy, increasing tolerance for new approaches in problem-solving efforts, and allowing officers discretion in handling cases.

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

• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications:

• Knowledge of GOH judicial system, including courts, prosecutors, defense attorneys, law enforcement, forensics, and law schools.

• 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: