Criminal Prosecution Senior Advisor - Specialist Advisor IV
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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We are presently identifying candidates for the following position: Criminal Prosecution Senior Advisor - Specialist Advisor IV
. This candidate will work with Dept. of State, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (DOS-INL) in Guatemala City, Guatemala on the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) contract.
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. This initiative will focus on a series of Policing, Specialty, IT and Administrative roles. Requirements and responsibilities for this role are as follows:
- RSO Certification
- Local National (LN)
- Education: Post graduate degree in international relations, law, law enforcement, project management, public policy, sociology, or related field, and ten (10) years of experience in the general justice sector (specifically strategic criminal prosecution techniques and litigation methodologies); or Bachelor's degree in international relations, law enforcement, public policy, sociology or related field and fifteen (15) years of experience in general justice sector (specifically strategic criminal prosecution techniques and litigation methodologies); or twenty years of relevant experience, including in a high-level supervisory capacity for at least five years, including at least three (3) years of experience working overseas in an Embassy environment or other governmental or international organization environment.
- Experience briefing in Spanish and English.
- FSI level 3/3 Spanish, FSI level 3/3 English
- Fifteen (15) years of experience in the general justice sector (specifically strategic criminal prosecution techniques and litigation methodologies).
- Three (3) years specialized experience working with justice sector institutions as a prosecutor.
- Minimum of ten (10) years' experience (field-work) working within the Guatemalan Criminal Justice System (Ministry of Government or the Public Ministry).
- Knowledge of Guatemalan Laws and the criminal justice system.
- Experience training students, at the university level, and/or members of the justice system.
- Experience in prosecution and criminal litigation.
- 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.
- Experience working with the Public Ministry on justice administration.
- Master’s degree in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedural Law; Criminalistics and Criminology.
- Five (5) years’ experience executing Project Life Cycle, as well as Result-based Management (i.e. writing SMART objectives, outcomes, activities, work plans, indicators and goals for an evaluation plan).
- Experience working with and building consensus among high-level contacts within the host government.
- Knowledge and Proficiency of various software applications including but not limited to: Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, PowerPoint and various social medias.
*Candidates are encouraged to submit a .doc or .docx resume that explicitly addresses each of the requirements listed above.
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- Analyze current data, activities, trends, gaps and provide technical advice to INL and GOG partners in order to improve the strategic criminal prosecution process.
- Follow up on new laws or reforms to legislation reviewed and approved by the Congress of Guatemala that impact the criminal prosecution and court system.
- Review current legislation and propose recommendations to increase government capacity to improve the adversarial criminal justice system.
- Provide advice concerning projects, i.e., planning, implementation and evaluation, in order to strengthen the Criminal Prosecution. This advice includes, but is not limited to, mechanisms to boost internal stability, increase government capacity and expand government reach.
- Create and present proposals to, inter alia, develop policies, strategies, law implementation plans, inter and intra institutional regulations, protocols, guidelines, manuals, which provide for the effective management of cases, improved of criminal investigations and prepare litigation strategies.
- Provide the Public Ministry with special legal advice as needed upon their request. This type of assistance requires advance approval by INL Rule of Law Program Manager.
- Identify, design and draft project documents, project implementation plans, or other forms requested by INL, along with corresponding or applicable annexes such as timeframes, budget, and procurement plans.
- Present annual work plans with activities and actions in order to achieve goals and indicators, pursuant to approved projects.
- Identify stakeholders in all sectors (public, private, NGOs) which may help to reach objectives and goals that INL supports.
- Implement project activities and follow up on project proposals, in order to accomplish with the project implementation letter signed with the Public Ministry, according to mechanisms and policies established by INL.
- Provide training for appointed personnel, including prosecutors and investigators; and coordinates logistics and materials needed for the training. Trainings shall be presented in Spanish, without the use of interpretation services. INL will not pay for any translation services. The consultant should be present at all training sessions. After the training should provide a concise written report that indicates the degree of accomplishment of goals, curriculum, list of participants, and any successes of the activity.
- Prepare a monitoring and evaluation plan for the presentation of monthly reports on the progress of the indicators included in the monitoring and evaluation plan, and any other information requested in order to track end-use-monitoring.
- Assist in developing, coordinating, scheduling and presenting slide shows, speeches, handouts and technical opinions about activities under implementation.
- Provide weekly reports on projects advances, goals reached impact of activities and suggestions of improvement, including successful stories and good practices which may help to demonstrate the effectiveness of the project.
- Perform other duties as requested and assigned by INL Rule of Law Program Manager.