BlueForce is seeking to hire a Justice Advisor to
support the US Department of State’s (DOS) Central America Regional Security
Initiative Program (CARSI) under the DOS Bureau of International Narcotics and
Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Program.
The Justice Advisor serves as a subject matter expert on all
justice sector activities, including existing programs for Accusatory Justice
System implementation and 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.
US Citizen, Third Country National (TCN), or Local National (LN with RSO approval)
Must have or be able to obtain security clearance of MRPT
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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assists INL to reform its criminal justice system by implementing projects and programs.
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.
National and international travel may be 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.
The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.
It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.
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