INL Prevention Centers Development Assistant
U.S. Embassy, San Jose, Costa Rica
MRPT Clearance (U.S. Citizens & TCNs) or RSO Clearance (LNs) (Clearance FAQs HERE
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We are presently identifying candidates for a INL Prevention Centers Development Assistant
to work with International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) in San Jose, Costa Rica on the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) contract. This opening is in response to the Government taking efforts to consolidate positions in Latin and Central America to one source.
The CARSI contract, one of the largest and most sophisticated multi-lateral security efforts in the world, provides funding for the USG to assist the governments of the CARSI countries with police professionalization, justice sector reform, counter narcotics efforts, border security management, crime and violence prevention, and anti-corruption efforts. This Initiative will focus on a series of Policing, Corrections, Specialty, IT, and Administrative roles. Requirements and Skill Qualifications for the INL Prevention Centers Development Assistant
are as follows:
- MRPT Clearance (U.S. Citizens & TCNs) or RSO Clearance (LNs)
- Five (5) years professional work experience with a Government Agency or NGO working in Demand Reduction, Juvenile Justice, Municipal development, or Municipal administration.
- An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university within the field of criminal justice, law, management/leadership, administration, education, or special certifications/qualifications making the candidate an SME in Municipal Development.
- Demonstrated experience in managing program resources.
- FSI level 4/4 Spanish, level 3/3 English
- Demonstrated ability to work independently on projects and issues within overall policy guidelines.
- Demonstrated communication and liaison skills appropriate to work with a wide variety of governmental, public, and private sector representatives as well as with local community members and groups.
- Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office.
- Demonstrated experience working with municipalities on demand reduction and prevention programs.
*Candidates are encouraged to submit a .doc or .docx resume that explicitly addresses each of the requirements listed above.
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- This position is based in San Jose, Costa Rica.
- Travel is anticipated and required for this position to other locations throughout Costa Rica or other international locations on a recurring basis.
- This position requires a work plan.
- Works most closely with the US Embassy INL/SJ Citizen Security Program Specialist (CSPS), Contracting Officer (CO), and Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).
- Maintains open, timely and effective communications with the CSPS on issues falling under the scope of work, resulting in a relationship that proactively addresses potential problems with flexible, workable solutions.
- Keeps INL informed of his/her activities through a Travel/Engagement Form and report on all travel activities in the Monthly and Quarterly Reports.
- Works directly with INL and key Costa Rican Municipalities to strengthen worked on by INL/SJ Security programs.
- Assists INL to strengthen and enhance areas in select Municipalities to strengthen their communities through youth development programs and in providing at risk youth a safe drug free environment.
- Assists INL to coordinate program development, implementation and reporting with other Costa Rican entities, INL advisors, and other advisors or contractors working for the INL program in Costa Rica and as appropriate, throughout the region.
- Assist INL during the implementation of prevention program activities and help to develop proper evaluation and follow-up mechanisms.
- Assist INL in the preparation of quarterly and annual progress reports regarding each cantonment (precinct) project, as well as an annual strategic plan.
- Attends meetings with U.S. and host government officials as requested, including the regional working group meetings.
- Suggests avenues for mid-course correction if a program is not achieving its goals.
- Keeps INL and other U.S. personnel, as appropriate, informed and briefed on all matters relating to project activities.
- Assists in the development and administration of surveys that assess the impact of the INL sponsored programs and present statistical information that identifies the level of impact.
- Travels with or without INL to various sites in Costa Rica to evaluate the progress of the Prevention Centers Model, and ongoing program efforts.
- Works with the Costa Rican Drug Institute and the local governments to develop prevention centers to provide vulnerable communities with a safe environments for youth and strengthen the anti-drug community coalitions in the selected cantonments.
- Assists INL to coordinate with the anti-drug community coalitions in each cantonment to create Prevention Development centers designed to their specific needs.
- Assists INL to coordinate and strengthen the work of the Community Coalitions, through an established agenda focused in the guidelines of the National Drug Plan.
- Develops a process of capacity building for the participants of the Community Coalitions of Costa Rica.
- Generates strategic alliances among the drug prevention stakeholders, and the coordination between them.
- Enhances the work between the Community Coalitions and the ICD (Costa Rican Institute of Drug) and strengthen prevention work plans of each Community Coalition.
- Develop and attend/lead workshops for public institutions, youth groups and community coalitions.
- Develops drug consumption prevention work plans with guidelines that can address specific problems in each cantonment.
- Develops Positive Leadership trainings for the community coalitions in the selected cantonments
- Develops a reference toolkit incorporating best practices, local priorities, and suggested action plans which can be used to replicate trainings and provide sustainability.
- MONTHLY: Provide a summary of relevant program activity, progress toward desired impacts, recommendations for advancing program and U.S. objectives project highlights and other relevant significant information including metrics, milestones achieved, and other relevant statistical data. Report on scheduled upcoming meetings, trainings, and other activities outlining dates and participants (due the second Tuesday of each month).
- QUARTERLY: Quarterly Reports, including compiled monthly report quantitative data, an analysis of program trends, and an update on progress toward INL’s desired outcomes and impact goals, noting challenges, successes, future plans, and recommendations to INL. Due within 30 days of the close of the reporting quarter.
- ANNUALLY: Provide INL an End Year Summary of the last year and an estimate of progress toward reaching the three year goal of turning over responsibility to the GOCR – an annual report detailing the results of each projected output, outcome, performance measurement and impact.
- The candidate shall provide a FINAL REPORT. This report shall be a summary of the last year, specifically estimating progress toward reaching the long-term goals of the position. It should also detail the results of each projected output, outcome, performance measurement, and impact.