CN Eradication Technical Advisor – Specialist Advisor (I-IV)
Guatemala City, Guatemala
MRPT or RSO Security Clearance Required (Clearance FAQs HERE)
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We are presently of identifying candidates for the position of a CN Eradication Technical Advisor – Specialist Advisor (I-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 CN Eradication Technical Advisor – Specialist Advisor (I-IV) are as follows:
- MRPT or RSO Security Clearance Required; (MRPT for US Citizens; RSO for Guatemala citizens).
- Spanish FSI level 3/3, English FSI level 4/4.
- University degree.
- Five years (5) of experience with law enforcement institutions.
- Demonstrated superior administrative and management skills. For example: Judgment and Decision Making -- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Demonstrated negotiation skills -- Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
- Demonstrated superior communication and interpersonal skills. For example: Superior writing. Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar or English Level IV
- Demonstrated ability to communicate information and ideas orally so others will understand.
- Demonstrated ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
- Demonstrated active Listening skills -- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Demonstrated writing skills -- Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Demonstrated experience working in a foreign assistance planning environment; preferred.
- Demonstrated prior experience with Department of State report writing; preferred.
- Demonstrated data Management; preferred.
- Three (3) years of experience with Guatemala’s Government; preferred.
*Candidates are encouraged to submit a .doc or .docx resume that explicitly addresses each of the requirements listed above.
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- Helps represent INL interests and priorities to USG officials, GoG representatives, and other relevant parties. Advisor will always identify their contractor affiliation on name tags, presentation materials and signature blocks in emails.
- Analyze and report on the GoG’s needs related to its whole-of-government policy to counter the cultivation of poppy.
- Assists INL to work closely with Guatemalan officials at the national, ministerial, provincial, and municipal levels to support GoG efforts to increase the number of manual eradication and community prosperity missions conducted every year.
- Supports GoG efforts to establish and maintain a permanent law enforcement presence in the San Marcos region of western Guatemala.
- Assists INL to lead efforts to coordinate USG interagency support for the eradication of poppy in Guatemala. Counternarcotics Advisor will always approve before final decision is made on what or whether USG sources will be used.
- Assists INL with the development and drafting of integration terms of reference and related communication between the USG and the GoG. Counternarcotics Advisor will always approve before final decision is made.
- Defines and documents all related efforts, including a logistics integration work plan, mission schedules, site-specific considerations, work requirements, milestones, and support operations.
- Develops clear, accurate, and detailed requirements for the successful integration of training, infrastructure renovation, and logistics support systems.
- Facilitates the flow of accurate and timely information among all relevant stakeholders. A monthly written status update will be required to document progress and any issues of concern.
- Coordinates with program advisors, program officers, and contractor representatives on technical matters.
- Clarifies the potential impact of integration of technical requirements, including inspections, testing, inventories and acceptance procedures for training, infrastructure development, and logistics processes. A monthly written status update will be required to document progress and any issues of concern with ad hoc reporting as needed.
- Monitors and evaluates the progress of all related efforts to ensure compliance with relevant terms and conditions. Provide insight and advice to INL-G to ensure that rigorous monitoring of approved activities in Guatemala is exercised on an ongoing basis.
- Reviews project performance based on established milestones and terms of reference. Drafts regular progress reviews with feedback on the current status of related initiatives and recommendations for further action. Execute appropriate follow-up measures by conducting meetings with relevant stakeholders and by updating plans, schedules, and other documents.
- Recommends approval, as required, for deviations from approved plans, schedules, and scopes of work based on the progress of related initiatives and the political environment.
- Identifies and recommends solutions or corrective actions to resolve any issues that interfere with the completion of related program objectives. If challenges cannot be resolved within the Technical Advisor’s scope of authority, the incumbent is required to make recommendations for appropriate action to INL.
- Follows established processes for the submission of travel locator requests, timesheets, travel invoices, travel authorizations, and other documents.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
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