Eradication Advisor

Location: Bogota, Colombia, Colombia
Date Posted: 11-16-2018
Eradication Advisor
Bogota, Colombia
Secret Clearance (Clearance FAQs HERE)
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We are presently identifying candidates for an Eradication Advisor. The Eradication Advisor will provide strategic planning, general administrative, and policy advice concerning overall program priorities and objectives, as well as work with INL/WHP to develop and manage programs and related issues. The Advisor will liaise with other agencies/governments active in the fields of strategic planning, intelligence, policing, law enforcement, security assistance and cooperation, and with host government contacts. The Advisor will monitor counternarcotics planning and eradication projects in Colombia, analyzing their effectiveness and suggesting improvements.
This position involves planning, organizing and assisting in the completion of financial and organizational analysis of significant complexity. As such, the Advisor performs broad and extensive assignments related to a range of citizen security, law enforcement, rule of law, and counternarcotics programs in Colombia, which is of significant interest to the public and to Congress.
  • Secret Clearance must already be adjudicated and visible in JPAS. This contract does not allow the time needed to award a new clearance.
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Twelve (12) years of demonstrated related experience in the fields of policing, law enforcement, security, and counternarcotics.
  • Demonstrated five (5) years of experience abroad managing bilateral or multilateral policing, counternarcotics, and security assistance programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in:
    • Planning, developing, and managing long-term security and law enforcement programs, including assessment, monitoring and evaluation;
    • Drafting related reports/documents, annual budgets, and strategic plan submissions;
    • Planning, strategizing, implementing and reporting on projects;
    • Drafting analytical briefing papers, memoranda, letters, and reports for review and/or signature by senior-level officials; and
    • Working with and coordinating with the Department of State, the Department of Defense, United Nations and/or international community on security sector development programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with host-nation counterparts, departments, and ministries to further program objectives, in a timely and concise manner.
  • Demonstrated superior coordination, interpersonal, and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written English (4/4) and Spanish (3/3) communication skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of illicit crop eradication programs, methods, and operations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of military and/or police training activities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of command communications, government intelligence. procedures, aircraft capabilities and maintenance, and logistics management procedures.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of police and/or military tactics in counternarcotics operations.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution.
  • Previous demonstrated substantive security or law enforcement experience overseas.
  • Previous demonstrated experience working in Colombia or other Latin American countries on law enforcement, counternarcotics, or foreign assistance programs.
  • Demonstrated experience cultivating networks of government officials and NGOs in context of program implementation.
  • Demonstrated experience working directly for the Department of State.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of weapons and armament systems is desirable.
The INL Manual Eradication Advisor advises and assists the Organized Crime and Counternarcotics Program Manager with the following:
  • Support illicit crop eradication operations, in coordination with the relevant stakeholders within the INL section working with the Colombian government.
  • Advise the military and CNP Counternarcotics Directorate (DIRAN) and departmental police on the project to bolster manual eradication effectiveness in priority zones of counter-narcotics programs.
  • Advise the GOC on manual eradication methods, operational tactics, logistics, and strategy, in priority zones, through engagement and coordination with the Ministries of Defense, Justice, and Interior, relevant public service agencies, and other U.S. Embassy Bogota elements.
  • Assist the GOC on training and equipping security forces’ manual eradication programs; coordinate procurement and delivery of equipment; determine training requirements and coordinates training; and conduct on-the-job training, as feasible.
  • Coordinate with Sistema Integrado Informacion de Monitoreo Antinarcoticos (SIIMA), the CNP, and military on communications and intelligence systems to provide enhanced police operational effectiveness and warning of hostile actions.
  • Assist in the preparation of required reporting such as the annual budget request for International Narcotics, Crime and Law Enforcement (INCLE) funds and the Mission Resource Request.
  • Assist in administering and monitoring the expenditure of funds provided to Colombian military forces and the CNP.
  • Assist in preparing program documentation and procurement requirements for eradication projects.
  • Assist in preparing regular reporting, including monthly status reports.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate internal management control systems and end-use monitoring.
  • Ensure that INL programs are not subject to waste, fraud, or mismanagement.
  • Help manage and monitor the use of all U.S.-provided commodities intended for eradication purposes.
  • Brief Department, Congressional, and other international dignitaries orally and in writing on the INL funded military and CNP programs in Colombia. Prepare documents for presentation to the U.S. Congress.
  • Develop appropriate itinerary and accommodates official travelers, as necessary.
  • Ensure effective coordination of INL assistance to the government of Colombia.
  • Provide analysis and guidance in project budget preparation, and program planning.
  • Maintain security awareness and properly handles classified and controlled items and information
*Candidates are encouraged to submit a .doc or .docx resume that explicitly addresses each of the requirements listed above.
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