Crime and Violence Prevention Specialist

Employer:Creative Associates International
Location: Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Background:

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Position Summary:
Creative Associates seeks a Crime and Violence Prevention Specialist for an upcoming USAID-funded project in Honduras. The overall goal of the Community and Municipal Development for Citizen Security project is to support efforts by local governments to prevent violence through targeted interventions focusing on improved community infrastructure for citizen security and increased community engagement in violence prevention activities.

The Crime and Violence Prevention Specialist shall provide technical support and expertise to the project on crime and violence prevention strategies and activities. S/he will lead and provide direct oversight and direction to the project’s municipal crime and violence prevention efforts, which could include managing a specific component of the project. The Crime and Violence Prevention Specialist will work directly with municipal governments and communities in the development of strategies to reduce violence. S/he will serve as liaison with other implementing municipal partners, government (local and national) counterparts, other donors, and any other key stakeholders in municipalities and communities.


Required Skills & Qualifications:
At least 5 years of work experience with increasing responsibility, of which at least 3 years is in crime and violence prevention, community development, and/or municipal development;
Demonstrated experience designing and implementing urban crime and violence prevention/citizen security projects;
Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in crime and violence prevention, including strategies to address youth violence; intra-family violence; school violence; and community-based violence; among others;
Experience providing capacity building, training, and technical assistance in community-based and municipal crime and violence prevention to local government officials and community organizations;
Knowledge of crime and violence data collection methodologies and systems;
In-depth knowledge of citizen security efforts in Honduras at the national and municipal levels;
Demonstrated ability to work with at‐risk youth and other vulnerable groups in communities;
Experience working on projects being implemented in high‐risk urban areas with gang violence;
Experience working in Latin America is required with experience in Central America preferred.



Position contingent upon donor funding. Local candidates are encouraged to apply.


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