Attorney Advisor – DEA-SIU – Level IV

Location: Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazán, Honduras
Date Posted: 04-20-2018
Attorney Advisor – DEA-SIU – 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 – Attorney Advisor – DEA-SIU 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.
  • Spanish FSI level 3/3, English FSI level 3/3.
  • Law Degree.
  • Five (5) years professional work experience as a prosecutor in the area of anti-money laundering, asset forfeiture, and/or corruption.
  • Two (2) years professional work experience in locating and identifying ill-gotten gains.
  • Two (2) years’ experience working with Financial Intelligence Unit.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills.
  • Professional work experience as instructor on money laundering, asset forfeiture, corruption, or related topics.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment with investigators.
  • Ability to work with little to no hands-on supervision and produce under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work well in a high-pressure environment.
  • Demonstrated high levels of personal initiative.
  • Demonstrated initiative, well-developed problem-solving skills, flexibility, receptivity, and creativity in dealing with problems and conflicts, as well as an ability to work on and bear responsibility for several simultaneous projects while keeping the overall program goals in perspective.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with asset forfeiture laws.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing program resources in an overseas environment, including project analysis, design, implementation and evaluation.
  • Strong verbal and written skills and ability to present and defend complex analyses and proposals concisely.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of decentralized decision-making, which involves flattening the agency hierarchy, increasing tolerance for new approaches in problem-solving efforts, and allowing officers discretion in handling cases.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Knowledge of GOH judicial system, including courts, prosecutors, defense attorneys, law enforcement, forensics, and law schools.
  • Experience working and/or coordinating with other relevant U.S. government agencies and host nation entities.
  • Experience working as a justice sector advisor with non-U.S. law enforcement agencies.
  • Experience working in international justice sector development and reform.

  • Provides guidance and support to the INL and DEA-SIU investigation of transnational criminal organizations and financial crimes and asset forfeiture cases.
  • Assists INL to encourage GOH police and prosecutors to work closely together.
  • Assists INL to work with GOH National Police to review the progress on the cases currently investigated by the DEA-SIU.
  • Provides technical advice and expertise to facilitate moving criminal cases into the trial phase.
  • Advises and mentors the SIU and GOH prosecutors, financial analysts and investigators, on how to conduct a thorough analysis that will result in successful court prosecutions, including the proper collection and processing of evidence; preparing financial analyses; and explaining complex financial fact patterns.
  • Assists INL to coordinate program development, implementation and reporting with other GOH entities, INL advisors, other advisors working with INL programs in Honduras and throughout the region.
  • Contributes to progressing reform within the GOH justice sector.
  • Assists INL to build the capacity of GOH law enforcement to efficiently, effectively, and transparently investigate and prosecute, if appropriate, criminal cases.
  • Assists INL to improving partner nation capacity in delegation, training, case management, communications, human rights and standard operating procedures.
  • Assists INL by collecting qualitative and quantitative data, to include measurable improvements collected as outcome data.
  • Reviews the current status of the DEA-SIU investigators and make recommendations to rebuild the unit.
  • Reviews current cases under investigation by the GOH and DEA-SIU, particularly those still in initial stages of investigation, to evaluate what work has already been completed and what must still be done.
  • Works with GOH prosecutors to review asset forfeiture, money laundering, corruption, 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 provides advice on the work necessary to complete financial analysis and bring cases to court.
  • Trains GOH prosecutors on how to provide legal guidance to investigators working Counter-Narcotics and 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 financial analysis to investigators, analysts, prosecutors, judges, and other relevant interlocutors involved in financial criminal cases in consultation with the GOH and INL.
  • Mentors the GOH HNP on Interagency coordination between the HNP and Office of the Public Prosecutor focusing on working level police, investigators, analysts, and prosecutors.
  • Validates forensics and evidence collection, handling, storage, and courtroom presentation procedures.
  • Advises 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 clarity on how programs are achieving INL goals and objectives.
  • Provides opportunity for mid-course correction if a program is not achieving its goals.
  • Increases the ability of INL to respond with greater agility to changing priorities.
  • Communicates results of INL programs to help justify budget requests.
  • 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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