Justice Program Advisor

Location: Jerusalem and West Bank, Jerusalem and West Bank, Israel
Date Posted: 02-23-2018
Justice Program Advisor  
Jerusalem and the West Bank
Frequent Travel and TDY’s
Security Clearance Eligible
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We are presently seeking a Justice Program Advisor. The Justice Program Advisor will serve as lead advisor and principle technical expert to the INL/J Director and other Consulate offices on all issues related to INL/J activities to reform, strengthen, and assist the PA justice sector and criminal justice system.
The JPA will serve as a member of a Subject Matter Specialists (SMSs) team that assists INL/J on the full range of criminal justice issues as they relate to establishing a Palestinian State that enjoys rule of law.        

Required—you ‘gotta have it:
  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Juris Doctorate degree from accredited law school.
  • Licensed U.S. Attorney for at least ten (10) years.
  • Prior demonstrated prosecution experience for at least five (5) years.
  • At least ten (10) years demonstrated international justice development experience.
  • At least five (5) years’ demonstrated experience implementing or managing Rule of Law (ROL) development programs as part of U.S. foreign assistance program.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be eligible to obtain a US Security Clearance.
  • Ability to accommodate anticipated frequent travel and TDY’s (both domestic and international).
  • PREFERRED: Demonstrated prior work with the U.S. Military Judge Advocate.

Responsibilities—what your days will look like:
  • Prepare background materials and reports to be used by INL/J Director and other U.S. Consulate actors in preparing speeches, briefings, and testimonies to articulate INL engagement on criminal justice sector issues with the PA.
  • Participate in outreach activities with domestic and international legal communities to increase awareness of INL programs/policies and solicit greater cooperation and participation.
  • Provide informed counsel on related topics to other elements within the Consulate.
  • Engage in contingency planning and development of future INL activities.
  • Meet with members of other U.S. Government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and the international community for the purpose of gathering and disseminating information pertinent to justice sector development and USG priorities and activities.
  • Facilitate exchange of information and practices to ensure robust communication on rule of law issues within INL, as well as with other actors working in area of Rule of Law in Palestinian Territories.
  • Serve as criminal justice expert within INL/J and as a resource for other subject matter specialists, providing expert guidance to assist in implementing, monitoring and evaluating U.S. foreign policy directives regarding the development of criminal justice sector reform projects managed by INL/J.
  • Provide, when requested by INL/J or other offices, analytical services, to include assessments, program designs, development of performance monitoring plans, and evaluations.
  • Provide professional guidance, assistance and information to INL staff, as required, with respect to the generic function of PA criminal justice actors and institutions.
  • Draft the scope of work and objectives for INL’s West Bank justice programs to improve the Palestinian Authority’s civilian justice sector through training initiatives, infrastructure development, and the provision of equipment to various Palestinian justice sector recipient organizations.
  • Draft the scope of work and objectives, and manage implementation of the INL/J new anti-money laundering (AML) initiative in the West Bank, which involves multiple federal agencies, and the World Bank, with an estimated budget of $1.2M.
  • Draft the scope of work and objectives, and manage implementation of the INL/J new juvenile justice initiative in the West Bank, a project with an estimated budget of $6M.
  • Draft the scope of work and objectives, and manage implementation of the INL/J new Legislative and Advisory Bureau (LAB) initiative in the West Bank, with an estimated budget of $2.2M over the next two years.
  • Draft the scope of work and objectives, and manage INL/J support to the Palestinian Judicial Institute (PJI), a new initiative with an estimated budget of $800K over the next two years.
  • Engage directly and on a regular basis with PA cabinet-level executives in the West Bank, including the Attorney General, the Minister of Justice, and the Chief Justice to assure informed and coordinated INL/J justice project development and implementation.
  • Coordinate with the INL/J Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) regarding implementation of the INL/J justice contract. Provide technical input to the scope of work for new contracts as well as contract modifications.
  • Work with INL contractors on justice projects to help facilitate successful program activities. Regularly monitor contract performance, conduct site visits, and provide guidance.
  • Coordinate with the INL/J Grants Officer’s Representative (GOR) regarding INL/J justice grants, and provide input to the scope of work for new grants as well as grant modifications.
  • Work with INL/J grant recipients on justice projects to help facilitate successful program activities. Regularly monitor grant work, perform site visits, and provide guidance.
  • Consult with and inform the Consulate General’s front office, political office, and economic office on myriad rule-of-law initiatives and justice developments.
  • Consult with the U.S. Treasury, DHS, USAID, ORA, POL and other Consulate offices to coordinate INL/J input to reporting documents and Mission planning such as the Mission Resource Request (MRR).
  • Work with the Office of the United States Security Coordinator (USSC) support efforts to strengthen the PA security justice system for security force personnel.
  • Lead efforts to help draft the Consulate’s strategic plan for U.S. efforts to improve Palestinian monetary and law enforcement capacity to address terrorist financing, money laundering, and other financial crimes.
  • Draft INL/J programming plans for U.S. assistance for anti-terrorist financing and money laundering.
  • Draft policy and advocacy papers; attend meetings and conferences as directed by INL/J.
  • Draft reporting cables on developments on West Bank justice issues, events and program status.
  • Engage with relevant PA and international players to ensure INL/J programming efforts are successful and complement work by other donors.
  • Under guidance of the INL/J Director, attend international and PA meetings, including the Justice Sector Working Group, and represent INL.
  • Participate in INL office meetings.
*Candidates are encouraged to submit a .doc or .docx resume that explicitly addresses each of the requirements listed above. 
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