MSI is currently seeking applications from qualified candidates for potential long-term and short-term technical staff positions for an anticipated five-year USAID funded justice and security project in Honduras. This anticipated project is intended to promote rule of law through more effective and accountable judicial institutions, promoting human rights, engaging citizens in policy-making processes, creating mechanisms for alternative dispute resolution, community policing, and working with civil society organizations to serve as watchdogs over justice and security actors.
**Please note: Honduran citizens are encouraged to apply for this position.**
The Community Policing Advisor will be responsible for fostering collaborative partnerships between local law enforcement agencies and citizens in developing community-based violence prevention and security activities. The incumbent will report to the Chief of Party and will liaise with local police forces and civil society organizations with the goal of strengthening citizen engagement in justice and security sector initiatives of the USAID/Honduras Mission.
Work closely with local police forces to strengthen their ability to conceptualize and implement community policing, including the sharing of national and regional best practices.
Liaise with civil society organizations and community leaders to support the establishment of strong relationships between community members and police, with the goal of reducing violence and crime within the communities.
Work closely with key stakeholders in the design, implementation, and evaluation of community policing initiatives across Honduras.
Serve as a resident technical expert in areas of community policing, capacity building and citizen engagement.
Oversee project budget as related to community policing activities, and coordinate with the COP on project expenditures.
Contribute to strategic planning and drafting of Annual Work Plans, M&E Plans, Quarterly Reports and related reporting requirements for community policing activities, as required by the COP, MSI or USAID
Master’s Degree in law, criminal justice, or advanced degree in other relevant field.
Minimum of 5-10 years of professional, technical experience in law, law enforcement, or community policing required.
Experience in Honduras strongly preferred.
Demonstrated expertise in community policing, with substantial experience working with police forces in developing countries in Latin America.
Experience with USAID or another donor strongly preferred.
Fluency in written and spoken English and Spanish required.
Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
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