Indigenous Law - Specialist Advisor (I, II, III, IV)

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
Date Posted: 01-26-2018
Indigenous Law - Specialist Advisor (I, II, III, IV)
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Bilingual: Spanish and English
RSO Security Clearance
ATSG Corporation prides itself on our proven dedication to providing expert assistance to our government partners—without any surprises. We work hard to honor our commitment to our clients while ensuring our employees feel secure and empowered in their work. We take excellent care of our team so they may have the freedom and confidence to focus on their missions and provide nothing but the best output on the work site and at home.
The company provides a variety of services within the Intelligence Community. Our products may be diverse but the results are one and the same—on schedule, on budget, and completed with superior quality. We are experienced in areas such as Mobility, Enterprise Architecture, Data Processing, Law Enforcement Mission Support, and Acquisition Support. As an organization, we are consistently expanding our footprint in the contracting community.
We are presently of identifying candidates for the position of a Specialist Advisor – Indigenous Law to work with International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) in Guatemala City, Guatemala on the CARSI Initiative. This opening is in response to the Government taking efforts to consolidate positions in Latin and Central America to one source.

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. This Initiative will focus on a series of policing roles Aviation, Leahy Vetting Coordinator/Program Assistant, Architect, Engineer, Justice Technical, Security Logical and Criminological, Expert on Appeals, Infrastructure Renovation, Justice Sector Legal Advisor, Psychosocial Counselor, Strategic Advisor, Technical and Legal, Indigenous Law, and Transparency Procedures. Requirements and Skill Qualifications for the Specialist Advisor – Indigenous Law are as follows:
  • University Law degree in Legal and Social Sciences, Attorney.
  • RSO Security Clearance.
  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience working with the Guatemala criminal justice system and litigating, or prosecuting cases related to indigenous law/indigenous communities.
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge of indigenous law.
  • Demonstrated experience on Strategic Litigation.
  • Experience in teaching to adult audiences.
  • Superior interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of justice sector host government institutions, functions and jurisdictions.
  • Ability to communicate complex issues in Spanish, both orally and in written form. (Level V fluency in Spanish).
  • Knowledge on the background and implementation of the Judicial Mediation System; preferred. 
  • Experience working with and building consensus among high-level contacts within the communities, host government and indigenous leaders; preferred. 
  • Experience in program development, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation; preferred.  
  • Provide technical and legal advice as requested by the host government institutions and indigenous communities on issues related to increasing and facilitating access to justice.
  • Provide technical and legal advice and prepare expert opinions and studies for the development of INL Guatemala projects implemented for indigenous communities.
  • Provide training on diverse legal issues related to the integration of both the indigenous and ordinary legal system, to mediation and other alternative methods for the resolution of conflicts, and to the administration of justice to personnel of the Judiciary, the Public Ministry, the Centers for the Administration of Justice, law enforcement personnel and indigenous communities, leaders and civil society.   
  • Provide subject matter expertise to the Supreme Court of Justice, Public Ministry, Ministry of Government, Municipal government and authorities, indigenous communities and other key social actors in the preparation of course syllabus and/or training materials on related legal topics.
  • Provide technical advice in reviewing and drafting institutional regulations, guidelines and/or protocols and plans to improve the host government capabilities and/or services provided to indigenous communities.
  • Perform other duties as requested and assigned by INL Rule of Law and Justice Sector Reform Program Manager. 
  • Consultant will provide a weekly brief of the work being performed with the counterparts.
  • Consultant will provide a monthly work report indicating not only duties performed but their relation to the advancement of project objectives and goals and also addressing suggestions to improve prosecutorial, administrative and judicial capabilities and/or areas for improvement within the justice system entities
  • Consultant will provide documents containing legal studies, opinions, plans, draft legislation and other reports prepared and presented as a result or product of the technical advice provided through this order.
  • Hours for contract will be the core hours of the Guatemalan government, with no more than 40 hours maximum per week.  
  • The position is located in Guatemala City, Guatemala.  In-country travel may be required

*Candidates are encouraged to submit a .doc or .docx resume that explicitly addresses each of the requirements listed above. 
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