The Celestar Corporation has been issued a task order to provide support to the Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). As a result, we’re looking for a Senior Law Enforcement Advisor who will be seated in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. If interested and qualified, we welcome you to post for this challenging opportunity.
CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT: NONE
START DATE: Upon Contract Renewal and Leadership Transition >> August/September 2016
LEVEL OF EFFORT
Hours for this full-time position will be the core hours of the Interior Ministry Abidjan: Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week.
The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is responsible for the development, supervision, coordination, and implementation of international narcotics control assistance activities and international criminal justice issues for the US Department of State (DOS).
Under the 2013 Letter of Agreement (LOA) between the U.S. government and the Government of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire (GOCI), INL will conduct programming that strengthens Côte d’Ivoire’s civilian policing and law enforcement capacity. As a result, Embassy Abidjan’s INL program aims to sustainably enhance Côte d’Ivoire’s civilian security sector in a manner that is consistent with human rights and the rule of law.
- Only Candidates with Fluent French Speaking and Reading Capabilities will be Considered -
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Maintain relationships with US Embassy contacts and within the host government civil security realm to obtain information on the training apparatus
Provide subject matter expertise in civilian law enforcement professional and tactical training and development
Demonstrate and provide knowledge of international police development, including current USG assistance programs that foster police reform and capacity building.
Provide programmatic technical advice
Aid in working with, training, and mentoring law enforcement and civil society actors
Communicate complex issues in a timely and concise manner, both orally and in writing
Draft bi-weekly and quarterly reports
Aid in preparing and providing briefings in English and French
Aid in integrating comprehensive approaches with other USG agency activities
Advise INL on progressive training and development structures, processes, and practices that will facilitate continuous improvement in organizational and operational development, training initiatives, and building law enforcement leadership
Aid in identifying training requirements on key elements that encourage fair and effective policing, and protecting human rights; on modern policing strategies, civilian-focused service delivery, information-led investigations; evidence-based prosecutions; and on systems for internal and external police accountability, and innovative leadership and management opportunities designed specifically for Cote d’Ivoire police
Assist in implementing INL-funded police reform project in West Côte d’Ivoire to include provision of training, observing, monitoring, and evaluating progress of project and offering course correction, as needed
A Bachelor of Science Degree in a criminal justice related field of study from an accredited institution and continued education in specialized criminal justice topics
A minimum of Three (3) Years’ experience having lived and worked in Africa
Must be able to Speak and Read French at the Minimum Proficiency Level of "3" -- Please know that you will be required to Pass a Language Proficiency Test Prior to Hire!
Speaking Definition: Able to speak French with sufficient structural accuracy and vocabulary to participate effectively in most formal and informal conversations on practical, social, and professional topics. Reading Definition: Able to read standard newspaper items addressed to the general reader, routine correspondence, reports, and technical materials in French.
Demonstrated initiative, well-developed problem-solving skills, flexibility, receptivity, and creativity in dealing with problems and conflicts, as well as an ability to work on and bear responsibility for several simultaneous projects while keeping the overall program goals in perspective
Three (3) Years' experience in a Law Enforcement organization
Demonstrated experience writing training plans, statements of works, standard operating procedures and/ or detailed instructions
United States Citizenship - Not Required
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS - HIGHLY DESIRED
Experience in leading and managing police operations or training in the US or overseas
Demonstrated ability to Write in French