Justice Sector Advisor – Level IV

Location: Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazán, Honduras
Date Posted: 04-20-2018
Justice Sector Advisor – Level IV
Specialist Advisor - Level IV
U.S. Embassy, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Travel May Be Required
MRPT or RSO Clearance
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We are presently of identifying candidates for the position of a Specialist Advisor – Level IV – Justice Sector Advisor to work with International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI). 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 police, security, justice, and corrections advisors among various other levels of administrative and PMO support.  Requirements and Skill Level Qualifications for this role are as follows:       

  • US Citizen, Third Country National (TCN), or Local National (LN).
  • MRPT security clearance (for US Citizens and TCNs) RSO for LNs.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Twelve (12) years’ of demonstrated relevant work experience in design, management, and oversight of international foreign assistance projects. Demonstrated experience in metrics and evaluation, reporting, and program budget execution also required.
  • Demonstrated ability to write and speak Spanish at the equivalent of an FSI 4/4 Level.
  • Demonstrated ability to write and speak English and prepare correspondence, reports and technical documents.
  • 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.
  • The JSA must have a comprehensive knowledge of both civil law and common law systems of justice, as well as prior expertise or knowledge of systems transition from one style of jurisprudence to another. Comparative legal system expertise strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in interagency coordination, collaboration, and communication.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Willing to work in highly hazardous environment with potential exposure to verbal and physical threats from criminal elements.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with U.S. Government (USG) regulations, standards of conduct, and ethics.

  • Juris Doctorate or Master’s Degree in International criminal justice, rule of law, or related field.
  • Knowledge of Honduran judicial system, including courts, prosecutors, defense attorneys, law enforcement, forensics, and law schools.
  • Demonstrated experience working and/or coordinating with other relevant U.S. government agencies and host nation entities.
  • Demonstrated experience working as a law enforcement advisor with non-U.S. law enforcement agencies.
  • Demonstrated experience working in international police development and reform.
  • Prior INL and/or USAID coordination experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working in Honduras.

  • Assists and advises INL on the development and implementation of justice sector programming including: contracts, grants, interagency agreements (IAAs), and letters of agreement.
  • Advises INL on engagements with host government, multilateral, and interagency partners.
  • Assists INL to develop justice sector program proposals, work plans, and detailed budget to reflect INL priorities and equities.
  • Assists INL as a program advisor and subject-matter expert.
  • Advises interagency partners; particularly the Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development Assistance and Training (OPDAT) on issues and developments in Honduran rule of law through regular consultations with host country counterparts/interlocutors.
  • Provides subject matter expertise on the Honduran criminal justice system.
  • Advises on all aspects of INL assistance to Honduras related to the attorney general’s office, public ministry, public defender’s office, judiciary, and other Honduran justice sector actors.
  • Advises INL on the development of program priorities, objectives, and guidelines for the Justice Sector program.
  • Provides expertise in the strategic planning and development of possible future justice sector projects in Honduras, particularly those involving the attorney general’s office and the judiciary.
  • Advises and assists INL projects that provide technical prosecutorial, public defense, judicial, or advocacy expertise, and training on behalf of INL in support of host-nation efforts to improve the integrity, efficiency, and functionality of the Honduran justice system.
  • Develops and maintains a comprehensive knowledge of the Honduran legal system, with a particular focus on criminal justice, police reform, anti-corruption, forensics, legal aid, judicial issues, and legal education.
  • Serves as a significant conduit for partner government personnel regarding INL assistance to the Honduran government justice institutions and civil society.
  • Meets frequently with members of civil society as well as partner government officials to develop projects, discuss bilateral agreements, consult on project implementation, highlight sensitive issues for resolution by INL, bolster support for increased partner government participation, and inform the INL/Leadership program effectiveness.
  • Assists INL to integrate inter-agency efforts in the partner country program, and coordinate with other agencies to ensure justice sector programs are complementary and coordinated with the interagency and international community.
  • Maintains security awareness and safeguards sensitive information.
  • 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.
*Candidates are encouraged to submit a .doc or .docx resume that explicitly addresses each of the requirements listed above. 
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