Criminal Prosecution Liaison Advisor - Specialist Advisor III

Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
Date Posted: 12-10-2018
Criminal Prosecution Liaison Advisor - Specialist Advisor III
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Bilingual (fluent): Spanish and English
MRPT Clearances (required for US Citizens and Third Country Nationals) or RSO Clearances (required for Local Nationals)

ATSG Corporation prides itself on our proven dedication to providing expert assistance to our government partners—without any surprises. We work hard to honor our commitment to our clients while ensuring our employees feel secure and empowered in their work. We take excellent care of our team so they may have the freedom and confidence to focus on their missions and provide nothing but the best output on the work site and at home.
The company provides a variety of services within the Intelligence Community. Our products may be diverse but the results are one and the same—on schedule, on budget, and completed with superior quality. We are experienced in areas such as Mobility, Enterprise Architecture, Data Processing, Law Enforcement Mission Support, and Acquisition Support. As an organization, we are consistently expanding our footprint in the contracting community.
We are presently of identifying candidates for the position of a Criminal Prosecution Liaison Advisor to work with International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) in Guatemala City, Guatemala on the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) Contract. This opening is in response to the US Government taking efforts to consolidate positions in Latin and Central America to one source.

The CARSI Contract, one of the largest and most sophisticated multi-lateral security efforts in the world, provides funding for the US Government 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. Requirements and Skill Qualifications for the Criminal Prosecution Liaison Advisor are as follows:
Primary Qualifications:
  • Nationality: 
    • Local National (preferred) or;
    • US Citizen or;
    • Third Country National.
  • Education:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Law, Criminal Justice or a related field; ten (10+) years of professional experience may be substituted. 
  • Language:
    • Spanish FSI level 3/3 with experience conducting briefings in Spanish (fluent is preferred) and; 
    • English FSI level 3/3 with experience conducting briefings in English (fluent is preferred). 
  • Professional Experience:
    • Minimum ten (10) years' of experience (field-work) working within the Guatemalan Criminal Justice System.
    • Minimum two (2) years' of specialty experience working with International Cooperation Organizations executing Project Life Cycle and Results-Based Management; five (5) years preferred. 
    • Minimum two (2) years of experience working (overseas) in an Embassy environment. 

Secondary Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedural Law, or Criminalistics & Criminology.
  • Experience working with criminal litigation and/or prosecution; ideally with Public Ministry.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Guatemalan laws and its criminal justice system.
  • Experience working with and building consensus among high-level contacts within the host government.
  • Demonstrated experience training students at the university level and/or members of the justice system.
  • Superior interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Capacity to conduct analysis and research, including the ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and make proposals to improve programming.
  • Knowledge and proficiency of various software applications including but not limited to: Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, PowerPoint, etc. as well as social media.  

  • Maintains open, timely and effective communications with ROL Program Manager on issues falling under the scope of work, resulting in a relationship that proactively addresses potential problems with flexible, workable solutions.
  • Hours for this full-time position will be the core hours of the Guatemalan Government, not to exceed 40 hours maximum per week.
  • Provides support and technical advice to the INL Rule of Law Program Manager on developing projects/activities to support the Public Ministry, which will focus on (1) inter-institutional and intra-institutional coordination; (2) strategic prosecution; (3) prosecutorial efficiency to reduce backlogs and time frames; and (4) improving its rate of prosecution.
  • Provides technical advice and training on legal theory and concepts concerning strategic criminal prosecution. 
  • Provides guidance to the Public Ministry in the implementation of criminal, narcotics, corruption, money laundering, trafficking in persons and other related laws, as well as legislation regarding human rights.
  • Assists INL to present INL interests and priorities to USG official, GOG and other relevant parties
  • Analyzes current data, activities, trends and gaps, and provide technical advice to INL and GOG partners in order to improve the criminal prosecution process.
  • Provides advice concerning projects, i.e., planning, implementation and evaluation, in order to strengthen criminal prosecution. This advice includes, but is not limited to, mechanisms to boost internal stability, increase government capacity and expand government reach.
  • Follows up on new laws or reforms to legislation reviewed and approved by the Congress of Guatemala that have an impact on criminal prosecution.
  • Reviews current legislation and propose recommendations to increase government capacity and combat criminal activity.
  • Creates and presents proposals to, among other things, develop policies, strategies, law implementation plans, inter- and intra-institutional regulations, protocols, guidelines and manuals, which provide for the effective management of cases and improvement of criminal investigations.
  • Provides training for appointed personnel on prosecutorial skills and implementation of criminal domestic and international laws.
  • Creates mechanisms to institutionalize trainings.
  • Training shall be presented in Spanish without the use of interpretation services.  INL will not pay for any translation services. The Advisor should be present at all training sessions.
  • Executes project activities according to procedural mechanisms established by INL.
  • Assists in developing, coordinating, scheduling and presenting slide shows, speeches, handouts and technical opinions about activities under implementation.
  • Assists INL to provide the Public Ministry with legal advice as needed upon their request. This type of assistance requires advance approval by INL Rule of Law Program Manager.
  • National and international travel may be required.
  • A work plan is required for this position.
  • Provides 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.
  • Reports 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/qualifications listed above. 

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