Anti-Financial Crimes Advisor – Specialist Advisor Level IV

Location: Panama City, Panama, Panama
Date Posted: 12-17-2018
Anti-Financial Crimes Advisor – Specialist Advisor Level IV
Panama City, Panama
MRPT Clearance for US Citizens and TCNs or RSO Clearance for LNs (Clearance FAQs HERE)
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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 Anti-Financial Crimes Advisor – Specialist Advisor Level IV to work with International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) in Guatemala City, Guatemala 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 roles Aviation, Leahy Vetting Coordinator/Program Assistant, Architect, Engineer, Justice Technical, Security Logical and Criminological, Expert on Appeals, Infrastructure Renovation, Justice Sector Legal Advisor, Psychosocial Counselor, Strategic Advisor, Technical and Legal, Indigenous Law, and Transparency Procedures. Requirements and Skill Qualifications for the Anti-Financial Crimes Advisor – Specialist Advisor Level IV are as follows:
  • MRPT Clearance for US Citizens and TCNs or RSO Clearance for LNs
  • Law Degree and Bar membership. 
  • Ten (10) years demonstrated experience as a prosecutor trying financial crimes, corruption and/or complex organized crime cases.
  • Demonstrated involvement in active criminal case work within the last three (3) to five (5) years.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently on projects and issues within overall policy guidelines.
  • FSI level 4/4 Spanish, level 4/4 English.
  • Demonstrated ability making presentations, writing briefs, and writing action and information memos, providing testimony, providing press guidance, and in general correspondence.
  • Juris doctorate or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university. 
  • Demonstrated experience with prosecuting cases in State superior court, Federal court in the U.S. and/or the equivalent courts in an accusatory justice system.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Panamanian law enforcement and justice sector issues.
  • Assists INL in analyzing and addressing currently opaque financial practices that permit money launderers and other criminals to misuse Panama’s financial sector. 
  • Works closely with the Panama Attorney General’s Office, Unidad de Analisis Financiero (UAF), and others to develop the capacity to investigate and prosecute financial crimes. 
  • Operates under the guidance of the INL Anti-Financial Crimes Program Manager and routinely communicate on proposed trainings, progress of mentoring activities, developments, results, and challenges, and provide information to INL Panama to complete weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual requirements.
  • Works most closely with the US Embassy INL Panama Director, the AFC Program Manager, the Justice Sector Program Manager, the INL-funded UK British Crown Prosecutor, the Contracting Officer (CO), and the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).
  • Maintains professional, open, timely, and effective communication and coordination with the INL Panama team, other INL consultants, and, as appropriate, with the INL/WHP Director and Deputy Director on issues falling under the scope of work, resulting in a relationship that proactively addresses potential problems with flexible, workable solutions.
  • Serves as an anti-money laundering and other financial crimes subject matter expert (SME)/consultant to the Panamanian Attorney General’s Office (known in Panama as the Public Ministry). 
  • The AFCA will implement and direct INL approved justice sector technical assistance activities to strengthen Panama’s efforts to comply with international anti-crime norms and obligations, particularly in the areas of financial crimes, anti-money laundering (AML), and asset recovery. 
  • This position has four primary components:
    • Project Component 1: Organizational Assessment and Assistance - The objective of this project component is to assess Panamanian capacity to investigate and prosecute financial crimes, including but not limited to money laundering, corruption, organized crime, government procurements, tax fraud and other transnational crimes to assist the GOP to improve organizationally.
    • Project Component 2: Build Capacity to Investigate and Prosecute Money Laundering Cases – The objective of this project component is to provide training and technical assistance to investigators, prosecutors, and judges on the investigation and prosecution of money laundering cases and transnational crimes, including expanding the financial crimes curriculum.  Technical assistance will include use of MLAT requests, improve interviewing techniques, and teach advanced trial strategy and advocacy. 
    • Project Component 3: Promote Exchange of Information – The objective of this project component is to promote the effective exchange of information and evidence in criminal cases by both the Panamanian and American law enforcement communities.  This includes the use of the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT), as well as the establishment of a fully functioning central authority within the Procurator General’s Office.
    • Project Component 4: Case-Based Mentoring – The objective of this component is to mentor Panamanian prosecutors, investigators and judges on case studies to enhance the quality of prosecutions with a particular focus on Panama’s newly formed specialized AML prosecutor’s unit and organized crime unit.
  • Assists INL in the development of program strategies and implementation plans within the rubric of current U.S. assistance and Panamanian national strategies, making recommendations to adjust those programs and strategies throughout.
  • Analysis of and advice on the implementation of Panama’s new anti-money laundering laws and other related criminal statutes, codes, laws, and regulations. 
  • Assess for INL the GOP’s financial crimes units organizational structure, policies, procedures, regulations, vetting, and selection mechanisms
  • Implement and direct INL approved justice sector technical assistance activities to strengthen Panama’s efforts to comply with international anti-crime norms and obligations, particularly in the areas of financial crimes, anti-money laundering (AML), and asset recovery
  • Assist INL to identify knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) required for positions within the GOP’s financial crimes units and develop job descriptions based on requisite KSAs
  • Assist INL to help the GOP’s financial crimes units to develop operational and administrative policies and procedures related to financial crimes investigations management.
  • Provides technical assistance, case-based mentoring, and consultations in areas that could include freezing/seizing assets, financial fraud, public corruption, organized crime, extradition, and the use of mutual legal assistance treaties (MLATs). 
  • Works with the INL/Panama Justice Team to coordinate programming for the financial investigations/money laundering curriculum for criminal justice practitioners. 
  • Attends working groups and assesses the implementation of the AFC curriculum as well as develop advanced education modules that would assist practitioners in developing the skills necessary to prosecute more complex financial crimes cases under the accusatory system.
  • Works with INL section’s procurement and travel coordinators to organize travel and deliver training courses, seminars, conferences, and other training activities.
  • Develops appropriate pre-training and post-training subject matter evaluations in addition to developing additional training to meet specific needs identified.
  • Develops advanced financial crimes module for the existing curriculum.
  • Uses rea-world cases to mentor prosecutors and investigators to identify training gaps and enhance the efficiency of their adjudications. 
  • Tracks the criminal cases processing rates for Panamanian prosecutors under his/her mentorship.
  • Works with the British Crown Prosecutor to schedule and organize basic and advanced financial crimes training modules
  • Provides briefs, presentations, and/or reports on programmatic progress to INL/Panama in Spanish and English as required by INL/Panama.
  • This position requires a work plan.
  • The position is located in Panama City, Panama.
  • Travel throughout Panama and some international destinations is required.
  • 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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