Nov 28, 2016

Police Advisor - Senior (INL-Morocco)

Employer: Celestar Corporation
Location: Morocco
Clearance Level: Secret


The Celestar Corporation has been issued an IMMEDIATE 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 Police Advisor who will be seated in Rabat, Morocco. If interested and qualified, we welcome you to post for this challenging opportunity.

SECURITY CLEARANCE: Secret Level Clearance; must be within scope (10-Years) and appear in JPAS – the select candidate may be authorized to begin work with an interim Secret security clearance

PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One (1) Year from the Date of Assignment with the potential for Four (4) follow-on Option Years.

Hours for this full‐time position will be the core hours of U.S. Embassy/Rabat, Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week.  The SCA will be on call at all times while in country.  

Frequent travel within Morocco and internationally is likely, including trips to the U.S. to accompany DGSN officials for training.

Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is responsible for the development, supervision, coordination, and implementation of international narcotics control and criminal justice activities for the U.S. Department of State.  INL’s Office of Africa and the Middle East (INL/AME) and the INL Section at Embassy Rabat (INL/Rabat) provide policy guidance and develop, execute, and monitor programs to address the full range of criminal justice issues as they relate to rule of law and stabilization activities in Africa and the Middle East, including Morocco.


Engages and communicates directly with the INL Director at U.S. Embassy Rabat and supports the DGSN in strengthening the professionalization of the police, through improvements to training and recruitment.
Provide technical police expertise on behalf of INL/Rabat in interagency settings and assist the Government of Morocco (DGSN) in reaching its stated Goals and Objectives in further professionalizing law enforcement in Morocco.
You will work closely with designated DGSN contacts to assess the need for INL support, advise INL/Rabat and INL/AME on the development of programs to address those needs, and provide oversight over the programs as they are implemented. You will offer assistance in a variety of areas, to include strategic and technical assistance with law enforcement development, contingency planning and implementation, training and identifying equipment needs. You will also serve as a resource to the INL/Rabat Director and DGSN senior officials on law enforcement issues, providing U.S. law enforcement expertise.
A significant part of your job will be focused on implementing the recommendations that resulted from a recent needs assessment conducted at the Royal Police Academy. You will be expected to help design and execute programming that supports the implementation of approximately one dozen recommendations which INL has proposed to the DGSN to help modernize its Police Academy, and which the DGSN has accepted.


Serve as an advisory resource for the INL/Rabat Director and DGSN officials on specific aspects of planning and implementation of police professionalization programs in Morocco, with a particular focus on police academy modernization.
Support INL in developing and maintaining a close working relationship with the DGSN.
Support the INL/Rabat Director in developing and coordinating law enforcement programs for Morocco in concert with other U.S. Government law enforcement and criminal justice programs.
With guidance from INL, oversees and coordinates program activities involving other law enforcement officials deployed to Morocco either on TDY in support of INL programs; supports occasional visits and study tours of Moroccan police officials to the United States.
Provide policy analysis and program guidance to the INL/Rabat Director and DGSN officials including through the development, review and recommendation of necessary revisions to policies and procedures which relate to the administration of the police professionalization programs.
Develop an evaluation method for curriculum review and effective delivery method for developing or improving law enforcement training standards that improves capacity for basic and specialized training delivery, case management, internal and external communications, human rights standards for police and standard operating procedures;
Organize and participates in meetings, seminars, and exercises to develop plans/programs for implementation of police professionalization programming in Morocco and improve overall capacities to effectively modernize existing institutions.
Prepare background materials and reports used by the INL/Rabat Director in preparing reports, speeches, briefings, and testimony to articulate INL engagement on police reform activities in Morocco.
Accomplish any assigned responsibilities through consultation, collaboration and leadership. The position is highly visible, highly sensitive and one in which the police advisor must continually engage in positive measures of encouragement and “example setting.”

Must be a U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain a Department of State Secret security clearance.
Bachelor Degree from an accredited college or university (preferred fields include management, administration, criminal justice, or education).
A total of Fifteen (15) Years’ professional work experience to include: A minimum of Ten (10) Years’ experience with demonstrated experience in police management, planning, organizational and policy development; understanding of police principles, concepts, procedures and techniques necessary to execute democratic police functions; monitoring, mentoring and advising police; police training assessment, development and delivery.
Minimum of Seven (7) Years’ experience interacting with senior police management in a capacity which included leading, advising, guiding, regulating performance and policies, and articulating messages and decisions.
U.S. Law Enforcement Training Academy Experience.
Superior interpersonal skills and ability to exercise a high degree of professional judgment, diplomacy, and tact at all times in order to build successful relationships with Moroccan partners and the international community.
Possess strong leadership/influencing skills – makes decisions, self-directed, self-confident, positive, good negotiator, able to prioritize personal and team activities;
Experience in strategic planning, policy development and implementation of major agency-level programs.
Ability to gather, review, and analyze information relevant to police reform and make recommendations to senior management on appropriate actions to be taken based on findings.
Being flexible in working under pressure, with limited time frames, and during times of rapidly developing events.
Proficient with basic MS Office computer programs.
Able to organize, analyze, prepare, and present information to a variety of audiences. Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including the ability to articulate information clearly to high level officials.


Comfortable working in French or Arabic at the FSI equivalent level of 3/3.
A background in strategic planning, change management, and/or management of police training academies.