Jul 14, 2016

Senior Police Advisor , Africa

Employer: American Systems
Location: Liberia
Senior Police Advisor - Req. # : 13672

% Travel: 20 - 30%

Job Description
American Systems is currently seeking Law Enforcement professionals to serve as a Senior Police Advisors for our Criminal Justice Program Support Task Order in Liberia

Liberia emerged from a 14-year civil war in 2003, and since that time the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has successfully provided security and maintained peace throughout the country. During the past decade, the United States has contributed significant resources to support Liberia’s recovery and development. Part of that assistance has been provided through INL’s programs to support UNMIL’s efforts, build the LNP’s capacity, and improve the functioning of the criminal justice sector.

A Senior Advisor Team will mentor, advise, and train the Inspector General (IG) of the LNP and his command staff to help the LNP organization assume responsibility for domestic civil order and security from UNMIL.

Senior Advisors shall communicate regularly with the INL Director in Monrovia and coordinate efforts with the CO and/or COR, in order to make certain such effort remains within policy objectives as determined by the U.S. Ambassador to Liberia.

The Senior Police Advisors will be embedded with the Inspector General (IG) and LNP command staff, and they may be assigned to help the LNP develop and implement the following:

Effective human resource policies and procedures
Accurate and timely systems of accountability for personnel, weapons, vehicles, facilities, equipment, and supplies
Systems to budget for and justify future LNP resource requirements, as well as transparently account for and spend existing available resources;
Systems to receive and analyze intelligence and security-related information;
Systems for decentralized decision-making and coordinated LNP operations;
Systems for procurement; Systems for externally coordinating with other GOL and foreign agencies; and
Proactive communication with civil society, the media, and the community.

The Senior Advisors may work in Monrovia or in other parts of Liberia. Shift work may be assigned.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree required.
Ability to possess/maintain MRPT certification
Graduate of any U.S. local, state, or Federal law enforcement academy;
Graduate of any U.S. local, state, or Federal special weapons and tactics training school (minimum of 40 hours);
At least 15 years of experience as a full-time, law enforcement officer in a full-service U.S. law enforcement agency with experience in a supervisory or managerial position involving operations, management, organizational development, and/or strategic planning.
Must have held the rank of lieutenant or above for at least three of those years;
Evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience;
Mastery of law enforcement principles, methods, and practices to provide subject matter expertise in advising, mentoring, planning, development, and oversight in law enforcement programs;
Knowledge of police development in an international environment; Superior negotiation and interpersonal skills;
Ability to build and maintain key relationships in a culturally diverse environment and negotiate the resolution of conflicting views to enable the implementation of policies and programs;
A working knowledge and demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
Must be able to communicate in English with accuracy and fluency in order to participate fully and effectively in conversations on a variety of topics in formal and informal settings from both concrete and abstract perspectives;
Must be able to discuss their interests and special fields of competence, explain complex matters in detail, and provide lengthy and coherent narrations, all with ease, fluency, and accuracy.
If a verification of English competency is requested by INL, candidates must receive a superior level rating from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
Excellent communication skills (reading, listening, report writing, and oral presentation);
In possession of a current and valid driving license for at least one year;

Desired Experience/Skills
A master’s degree in public administration, police administration, police science, criminal justice, business administration, or equivalent field from an accredited academic institution
Experience in strategic planning, policy development, and implementation of major law enforcement programs
Experience working on an international police mission
Experience working or coordinating with U.S. government agencies such as the U.S. Department of State

EOE M/F/Disability/Veterans