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Criminal Tax Investigations and Training Advisor

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: Experience may override Education
Pay Rate: To be determined
Duration: 1 - 5 years
Travel: Yes
Job Description:

Provides technical assistance focused on investigating and developing cases for trial, preparing manuals, preparing standard operating procedures, drafting and implementing regulations necessary for effective and efficient investigations and prosecutions of tax crimes (especially those cases involving public corruption).

• Focus on case development within the DIT and the Tax Division in Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula

• Consult and cooperate with INL advisors and is expected to provide assistance in policy, legislation, and regulations issues, while focusing his main area of special expertise.

• Review pending criminal tax cases currently under investigation by the tax authority and cases currently under investigation or in prosecution at the public ministry.

• Make recommendations for additional areas of investigation to develop cases for prosecution

• Provide case specific advice and mentoring to agents and officers investigating tax crimes.

• Meet frequently with investigators and prosecutors to monitor progress of criminal tax and related investigations and prosecutions.

• Work closely with agents, prosecutors, and other relevant government officials through all stages of the investigation and prosecution of tax and related crimes.

• Travel frequently to San Pedro Sula to provide advice and assistance to agents and prosecutors working criminal tax and related cases in the northern part of Honduras.

• Work closely with the National Anti-Tax Evasion Task force to improve capacity to investigate criminal tax cases.

• Provide training in financial investigation techniques.

• Provide training on accounting skills for investigators, expert witnesses, and prosecutors working on criminal tax cases.

• Provide training on investigator as witness for agents.

• Work closely with representatives of the tax administration, Public Ministry Tax Crimes Division, CNBS, National Tax Evasion

• Task Force, and other relevant GOH government agencies to create all required manuals, standard forms, and regulations for criminal tax enforcement.

• Provide assistance, as requested by INL with respect to financial investigations (including money laundering, tax crimes, asset forfeiture, and corruption) as needed to the National Banking and Insurance Commission and the Financial Intelligence Unit.

• Communicates regarding the success of INL programs to help justify budget requests

• Keeps INL and other U.S. personnel informed and briefed on all matters relating to DEI Advisor – Investigations and Training activities.

• Maintain open, timely, and effective communications with INL resulting in a relationship that proactively addresses potential problems with flexible, workable solutions.

• 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.

• 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.

Qualifications:

• U.S. Citizen

• MRPT security clearance

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

• Eight (8) years professional work experience

• Experience developing information from cases and investigations to prosecute high-profile and complex criminal cases.

• Demonstrated ability to adjust application of best practices, lessons learned, and international norms to an overseas environment.

• Demonstrated successful interpersonal skills

• Demonstrated successful communications skills, oral and written, in English and Spanish.

Preferred Skills: