Senior Advisor to Public Ministry’s Financial Crimes Task Force (FCTF) – Level IV

Location: Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazán, Honduras
Date Posted: 04-20-2018
Senior Advisor to Public Ministry’s Financial Crimes Task Force (FCTF)– 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 – Senior Advisor to Public Ministry’s Financial Crimes Task Force (FCTF) 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.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited institution or 15 years of relevant experience.
  • Five (5) years of experience related to financial crimes.
  • 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 INL objectives.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing program resources.
  • Excellent English verbal and written skills.
  • 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.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience working and/or coordinating with other relevant U.S. government agencies and host nation entities.
  • Experience working as a law enforcement SME with non-U.S. law enforcement agencies.
  • Experience working in international police development and reform.
  • Experience working with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or U.S. Treasury.

  • Assists the Financial Crimes Task Force, the tax authority’s new investigative division, Public Ministry prosecutors and investigators, and the National Anti-Tax Evasion Task Force with the intent to further the investigation and prosecution of high-profile cases and to build the capacity of the host-nation to conduct independent investigations crimes.
  • Provides guidance and support to the investigation of Financial Crimes and asset forfeiture cases given high priority by the GOH.
  • Supports, assists, and provides technical assistance to the Financial Crimes Task Force (FCTF), the GOH Tax Authority, the Public Ministry, and the National Tax Evasion Task Force with respect to improving the capacity of the Government of Honduras to effectively and efficiently investigate and prosecute financial crimes, (including transnational and domestic organized crime, corruption, extortion, tax offenses, and money laundering, as well as asset forfeiture cases).
  • Advises relevant agencies with respect to the drafting or revising of any manuals, protocols, best practices, or standard forms being developed to ensure that their content complies with GOH Law.
  • Coordinates program development, implementation and reporting with other GOH entities, INL advisors, other advisors or contractors working for the INL program in Honduras throughout the region.
  • Assists INL to 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.
  • Reviews the financial crimes and asset forfeiture cases currently under investigation by the FCTF and criminal tax investigation team, particularly those still in initial stages of investigation, to evaluate what work has already been completed and what must still be done.
  • Works with task force members and appropriate law enforcement personnel and provide advice on the work necessary to complete financial analysis and bring the remaining cases to appropriate conclusions.
  • Work with GOH prosecutors to review asset forfeiture, money laundering, corruption, tax evasion, extortion, trafficking in persons, and other financial crime cases currently under investigation and evaluate what work has already been completed and what must still be done.
  • Works with analysts, investigators, and prosecutors and provide advice on the work necessary to complete financial analysis and bring the remaining cases to appropriate conclusions.
  • Trains GOH prosecutors on how to provide legal and investigative guidance to investigators working financial crimes cases; their role in an accusatory system of justice; and how to work in a team environment with investigators, respecting the roles assigned to each interlocutor.
  • Recommends and provides training on topics including financial investigation techniques, money laundering, financial analysis, and forensic accounting to investigators, analysts, prosecutors, judges, and other relevant interlocutors involved in financial criminal cases.
  • Mentors relevant stakeholders within the GOH, including the Financial Intelligence Unit, the Security Secretariat (the GOH National Police), the National Anti-Tax Evasion Task Force, the Financial Crimes Task Force, the Public Ministry, and the tax authority on interagency coordination.
  • Validates forensics and evidence collection, handling, storage, and courtroom presentation procedures, and provide advice on the use of existing technology and sharing of information.
  • Recommends appropriate technological tools useful for the work of financial analysts that can be sustained and maintained by the GOH without additional assistance.
  • Provides technical assistance to GOH law enforcement personnel in the review and drafting of legislation, regulations, manuals, standard operating procedures, forms, templates, and best practices.
  • Drafts papers and documents related to INL projects.
  • 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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