Justice Advisor - Specialist Advisor IV

Location: Panama City, Panama, Panama
Date Posted: 12-17-2018
Justice Advisor– Specialist Advisor Level IV
Panama City, Panama
MRPT Clearance (US Citizens, TCNs) or RSO Clearance (LNs) (Clearance FAQs HERE)
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 identifying candidates for an Justice Advisor– Specialist Advisor Level IV to work with International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) in Panama City, Panama on the CARSI Initiative. 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 Policing, Corrections, Specialty, IT, and Administrative roles. Requirements and Skill Qualifications for the Justice Advisor– Specialist Advisor Level IV are as follows:
  • MRPT Clearance (US Citizens, TCNs) or RSO Clearance (LNs)
  • English FSI level 3/3, Spanish FSI level 3/3.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field from an accredited institution
  • Three (3) years’ experience related to the legal profession, courts, criminology, and/or public administration.
  • Two (2) years’ experience as a criminal investigator, prosecutor, judge, defense attorney, or law professor in an accusatory justice system.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing program resources in an overseas environment, including project analysis, design, implementation and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated successful verbal and written skills and ability to present and defend complex analyses and proposals concisely.
  • Ability to work independently on projects and issues within overall policy guidelines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Knowledge of Panamanian judicial system, including courts, prosecutors, defense attorneys, law enforcement, forensics, and law schools.
  • Experience teaching criminal investigation courses or related subjects.
  • Experience working and/or coordinating with other relevant U.S. government agencies (e.g., Department of Justice, USAID, etc.), the United Nations and host nation entities.
  • Experience working with Justice Sector Reform programs or consulting on related education, criminal investigation, or rule of law projects.
  • Assists INL to reform its criminal justice system by implementing projects and programs.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert on all justice sector activities, including existing programs for Accusatory Justice System implementation.
  • Coordinates with INL and other U.S. government agencies and Government of Panama (GOP) entities that interact with the INL Panama Justice Sector Reform Program.
  • Advises INL on developing, planning, and implementing all justice sector program activities to include policy, training, and inter-ministerial coordination.
  • Assists INL to develop program strategies and implementation plans within the rubric of current U.S. assistance and GOP national strategies.
  • Makes recommendations to adjust programs and strategies. 
  • Coordinates with INL staff on training initiatives and prepare documents as necessary.
  • Plans, design, and implements justice sector training and technical assistance to justice sector officials in Panama.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations to INL regarding justice sector program proposals, program training plans and initiatives, and training curricula.
  • Assists INL to work with the GOP on action plans to address capacity deficits that prevent the GOP from effectively addressing key problems.
  • Provides advisory and training assistance to the GOP in order to establish a respected criminal justice system that follows established policies, procedures, curricula, programs, and systems required to operate a modern criminal justice system.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert on all matters pertaining to Justice Sector Reform; to include policy analysis and program guidance on issues such as program progress, budgeting, development of host country capacities and limitations of institutions, minor refurbishment of justice sector facilities and training plans.
  • Conducts periodic site visits to project locations to perform on site inspections and assessments of INL projects and programs.
  • Assists INL to coordinate with relevant Panamanian civil society and international donors. 
  • Assists the INL Section to assess the current partner government capability to respond to law enforcement and rule of law challenges.
  • Hours for this full-time position will be the core hours of the US Embassy in Panama City, Panama, Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week.
  • The position will be stationed in Panama City, Panama.  
  • 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 listed above.
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