Rule of Law Management Analyst (PSS 20-100 - Wash DC) - Military veterans preferred

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  full-time   employee

District of Columbia
United States

Rule of Law Management Analyst
United States Department of State
INL/AP’s office in State Annex (SA-01), Columbia Plaza
2401 E Street NW,
Washington, DC 20037
Requires: A Secret security clearance is required for this position; however, the Contractor can begin work with an interim Secret security clearance.
ATSG Corporation is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a position as a Rule of Law Management Analyst to support the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs’ (INL) Office of Afghanistan/Pakistan Programs (INL/AP).
The U.S. Department of State is the lead institution for the conduct of American diplomacy and the Secretary of State is the President’s principal foreign policy advisor. The Department of State’s mission is to advance U.S. national security interests, fight terrorism, protect U.S. interests abroad, and implement foreign policy initiatives that build a freer, prosperous and secure world.
INL keeps Americans safe at home by countering international crime, illegal drugs, and instability abroad. INL helps countries deliver justice and fairness by strengthening their police, courts, and corrections systems. These efforts reduce the amount of crime and illegal drugs reaching U.S. shores.
The Office of Afghanistan/Pakistan Programs (INL/AP) is part of the INL Bureau. The Bureau is responsible for the development, supervision, coordination, and implementation of international criminal justice assistance and international narcotics control assistance activities for the Department of State. INL/AP provides policy guidance and develops, executes, and monitors programs to address the full range of criminal justice issues as they relate to stabilization and reconstruction activities in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Our rule of law portfolio focuses on strengthening Afghanistan’s justice system through support for the Government of Afghanistan and civil society. To accomplish this goal, INL analysts and program officers manage an array of foreign assistance programs in justice sector development, legal training, major crimes, gender justice, legal education, corrections, access to justice, and a comprehensive counternarcotics program. These programs, funded by INL, are implemented by international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, private contractors, and the Government of Afghanistan. In addition, INL is engaged in efforts with the Afghan Ministry of Justice, Attorney General’s Office, Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Public Health, Supreme Court, Ministry of Interior, Afghan Independent Bar Association, and Afghan Prosecutors’ Association. All Afghanistan teams work collaboratively.
The Rule of Law Management Analyst, referred to as Analyst throughout the rest of this document, provides programmatic development and oversight to the INL/AP Corrections Team. The Analyst will organize and participate in meetings, seminars and exercises to develop plans and programs for implementation of judicial sector assistance and provide other general programmatic support to further the Justice Team programs, including drafting, briefing, and research.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Draft contractual statements of work to meet U.S. foreign policy, support the interagency, and work with procurement and budgetary offices to ensure funding is secured and to monitor initiatives and programs through federal contracts.
  • Draft and coordinate the preparation of programmatic and budgetary justifications and responses to Congressional, OMB, Department, Bureau and Embassy offices.
  • Draft and coordinate program justifications and responses to congressional and oversight committees, including OMB, GAO, OIG, SIGAR, and the House and Senate committees on foreign appropriations.
  • Provide senior advisory support and guidance to the Office Director, Deputy Director, Corrections Team Lead, and Embassy Kabul, as needed and directed.
  • Respond to requests from Bureau and Department staff/program officers and leadership for information concerning administrative and budget programs. From available background data, assemble requested information or follow-up to ensure that staff members submit required answers within the specified time.
  • Advises on the management and oversight of programs to advance support to vulnerable prison populations, including grants to Afghan children’s support centers, child protective organizations, and civil society.
  • Reviews cost proposals from implementing partners and advises INL/AP on the reasonability and appropriateness of costs; assesses cost sharing arrangements in which multiple INL-funded projects are run by the same implementing partner.
  • Assists in the oversight, monitoring, reporting, coordination, and assessment of INL programs to ensure deliverables and foreign assistance priorities set by the Department of State are being fulfilled.
  • Coordinates with INL/AP and INL/Kabul to advise on strategic planning in the corrections sector, including advice regarding developing new initiatives and reviewing programs for compliance with U.S. and Afghan law and effectiveness in relation to the goals of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA).
  • Develops and maintains comprehensive knowledge of issues related to Afghanistan’s rule of law sector with a particular focus on corrections, human rights standards and national security.
  • Serves as an advisory resource for INL/Kabul and INL/AP on specific aspects of planning and implementation of justice reform programs in Afghanistan.
  • Fosters interagency cooperation, including helping coordinate work between the U.S. military, USAID, DOJ, and INL.
  • Supports the development and maintenance of relationships with members of the rule of law reform community, non-governmental organizations, and the policy community.
  • Ensures that INL/AP and the INL front office receives timely information and reporting to ensure that senior department, interagency, and budget briefings are fully informed of developments on the ground.
  • Prepares background materials and reports used by the INL/Kabul and INL/AP Leadership in preparing reports, speeches, briefings, and testimony to articulate INL engagement on justice sector reform in Afghanistan.
  • Assists with designing, developing, and writing contract and grant solicitations, bilateral letters of agreement, and budget plans.
  • Assists with contract management, such as by assisting in the evaluation of a contractor’s performance and providing support for assessing contract claims and preparing termination settlement documents.
  • Assists with the preparation of responses to Freedom of Information Act requests.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Two to four years’ experience in relevant field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Federal regulations in regard to area of specific need.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating organizational change.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous experience working in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL)
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a field related to the primary duties of this position, including but not limited to International Affairs, Political Science, or Public Administration.
  • Previous experience working on justice reform issues within the U.S. Government.
  • Superior writing, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Previous international rule of law development experience.
  • Travel is authorized for this position in accordance with the award and shall not exceed the designated ceiling.
  • Domestic and international travel may be required for this position and will be done only at the behest of the Office Director, Deputy Director, or Team Leads, and with the prior authorization of the INL Contracting Officer. The Analyst may be required to travel to Afghanistan or Pakistan and other locations, as requested by a Team Lead or Deputy Director. All movements within Afghanistan will be covered by INL/PSD transports and INL/US military vehicles and aircraft and all travel outside of Afghanistan will be covered by commercial airline through the contractor.
Level of Effort:
  • Hours for the position will be the core hours of the Department of State: Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week, 8 hours per day.
 *Candidates are encouraged to submit a .doc or .docx resume that explicitly addresses each of the requirements listed above.

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