The Department of State, Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), as part of the U.S. Government’s contribution to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), provides civilian Police and Corrections advisors to the mission. INL works with the United Nations (UN) and its officials in managing and administering the functions expected of him/her in accordance to international and UN standards, and established UN policies and procedures, in order to ensure the success of UNMISS’s mandate, as defined by the UN Security Council. INL also works with UNMISS and the Government of South Sudan (GOSS) and its entities to implement the 17 August 2015 peace agreement, providing support that may include training, technical assistance, and equipment to the SSNPS and other criminal justice entities to foster law enforcement, security, rule of law, and justice during the post-conflict transition.
- All candidates require approval from the INL South Sudan Program Officer.
- Candidates with prior INL or UN mission experience should include that experience in their resumes.
This is a contingent position based on contract award and funding from the customer.
Shift: Eight (8) hours per day, forty (40) hours per week
Location: American Embassy JubaJuba, South Sudan
Job Type: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)
Education: Master’s or Ph.D. in criminal justice, law or relevant academic discipline
Pay Rate: To be determined
Duration: To be determined
Based at the U.S. Embassy in Juba, the Bilateral Police Advisor will work under the direction of the INL Director. The Bilateral Police Advisor shall serve as a liaison between the U.S. Embassy, INL, UNMISS, and South Sudan law enforcement and corrections entities, and will report to the INL Director at the U.S. Embassy. Duties and responsibilities for this Law Enforcement Generalist will remain the same as listed below, although more emphasis will placed on building relationships between UNMISS, INL, U.S. Embassy Juba, and South Sudanese law enforcement and corrections entities. Due to the work and information access, a SECRETsecurity clearance is required for this position. The Bilateral Police Advisor candidate does not go through the UN approval process; however, s/he shall attend Pre-Deployment Training (PDT).
Duties & Responsibilities:
Participate in the continual analysis and evaluation of South Sudan law enforcement institution, including assessing organizational and operational capacities of the various elements of the Police, Judicial Police, and other related law enforcement agencies. Provide expert advice on public security issues in South Sudan to the INL Director, INL/AME Program Officer, their designee, the Ambassador/Chargé d’Affaires, the DCM, other relevant Embassy officers, and INL’s Washington, DC program office. Analysis and evaluation will cover the police and law enforcement at the national and state levels, as well as special municipal forces and sub-divisions, such as the investigations, border, customs, and other law enforcement entities. The assessments will include operational effectiveness, leadership, training, outreach to civil society (e.g. community policing), mobility, communications, and equipment. The incumbent will also visit, review, and analyze the capabilities of law enforcement academies and training facilities that work with INL Juba-supported projects and advise the INL Director and INL/AME Program Officer on projects, policies, and events to pursue to increase efficiency and productivity of the academies and training facilities.
Provide advice and technical assistance to police and other law enforcement officials, law enforcement academies, as requested, in improving operations, investigations, police administration, resource management, internal discipline procedures, and overall efforts at expanding the capabilities and modernizing criminal justice institutions in South Sudan.
Generate support for and actively advance U.S. policy objectives with key host government officials. Coordinate activities and avoid repetition in order to ensure a coherent approach to criminal justice sector assistance in international law enforcement programs.
Assist in planning and development training projects in accordance with U.S. Embassy and U.S. Department of State goals and objectives; work with implementers to improve implementation, while monitoring and reporting on significant developments; evaluate project results; and, as necessary make mid-course adjustments, and when complete, aid in monitoring and evaluation as part of project close out procedures.
Coordinate closely with INL implementers, USAID, UNMISS, EU, and other international donors to implement regional projects of basic, intermediate, and advanced training courses to develop the capacity of the South Sudanese Police and other law enforcement forces in basic policing, basic and intermediate law enforcement skills, and basic, intermediate, and advanced investigative techniques. The courses shall include standardized police training in law enforcement skills, ethics, professionalism, human rights, officer safety, and community policing. Guided by the INL Juba’s country strategy for extending capacity building and professionalization for law enforcement and criminal justice entities, the advisor shall recommend additional courses and efforts to advance objectives in the strategy.
Work with INL Director to provide technical assistance to INL implementing partners and South Sudanese law enforcement officers and criminal justice officials to improve national and provincial standardized training courses for the Police and other law enforcement personnel, ensuring that the courses are approved by the leadership of the Police and/or relevant law enforcement, and relevant CAR government entities with oversight of training and development.
Provide feedback to INL Director and INL/AME Program Officer to improve training and technical assistance projects.
Provide strategic planning and process development guidance to the INL Director and INL/AME Program Officer on all phases of project execution from development though implementation, including planning, scheduling, budgeting, monitoring, and coordination.
Obtain Government Technical Monitor (GTM) certification within six months of beginning work at post. Certification of Department of State GTM will be achieved by either resident or online training with the Foreign Service Institute (FSI).
Identify logistical support requirements; provide advice and assistance in preparation of documentation for procurement of technical services, training, and commodities, and the monitoring of procurement actions, including drafting source-origin waivers, bid solicitations, scopes of work, and delivery of items procured to support INL Juba projects in South Sudan.
In addition to the qualifications identified for the Law Enforcement Generalist category, the Bilateral Police Advisor must have:
A minimum of seven (7) years of experience as a senior executive and mid-level supervisor in an active-duty, civilian law enforcement force or agency. Proven track record of implementing law enforcement programs/initiatives.
Experience in a wide range of operational and administrative issues, including experience in management/supervision and strategic planning, with evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience. Broad experience in multiple elements in law enforcement, such as investigations and training.
A university or college degree or equivalent in criminology, criminal justice, law, or relevant academic discipline is required. A graduate degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) in criminal justice, law or relevant academic discipline is desired. The candidate must have served in a civilian law enforcement entity within the past seven (7) years.
Experience working in U.S. criminal justice assistance programs overseas within the last ten years.
Proven ability to exercise professional judgement when building relationships with partners and exercising duties.
Demonstrated communication skills appropriate to liaising with a wide variety of stakeholders, including representatives from the host country government, international organizations, donor community, civil society, and the private sector.
Experience in curriculum development and training.
Experience working with UN, European, and/or other international criminal justices assistance missions, programs, and implementers.
Experience working as a chief of police, sheriff, or similar senior executive of a municipal, state, or county law enforcement entity.
Extensive experience designing, managing, and/or implementing programs in police assistance.
Experience working in development/reform of foreign police.
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