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Anticorruption Advisor (PSS 21-073 - Remote)

Washington, DC
Anticorruption Advisor
The physical work location will be at the professional services employee’s current home location.
This is a full-time telework position (within the contiguous United States).

At least two (02) business days each month, the Advisor may need to commute to INL/GPP’s physical work location at the SA-1, 2401 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20037. Reimbursement can be requested for travel and lodging if it exceeds 50 miles (roundtrip) from the home location of the Advisor to the SA-1 office.
Requires: The position requires a Secret security clearance; however, the Contractor can begin work with an interim Secret security clearance.
ATSG Corporation is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a full-time telework position as an Anticorruption Advisor to support the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs’ (INL) Office of Global Policy and Programs (INL/GPP).

The U.S. Department of State is the lead institution for the conduct of American diplomacy and the Secretary of State is the President’s principal foreign policy advisor. The Department of State’s mission is to advance U.S. national security interests, fight terrorism, protect U.S. interests abroad, and implement foreign policy initiatives that build a freer, prosperous and secure world.

INL keeps Americans safe at home by countering international crime, illegal drugs, and instability abroad. INL helps countries deliver justice and fairness by strengthening their police, courts, and corrections systems. These efforts reduce the amount of crime and illegal drugs reaching U.S. shores.

INL’s Office of Global Programs and Policy (GPP) serves as the focal point for counterdrug, anti-crime, and anticorruption policy and programs, while also serving as the Bureau’s institutional link with multilateral entities and overseeing a wide array of anti-crime and corruption deterrence tools. To this end, GPP serves as the Bureau’s focal point for developing and managing anticorruption programs and policy initiatives. GPP plays a coordinating role on anticorruption lines of effort within the Bureau, within the Department, and externally with the interagency, and the requirements of these responsibilities have increased dramatically due to the Biden-Harris Administration’s elevation of corruption as a critical national security requirement under National Security Study Memorandum (NSSM-1).

The Anticorruption Policy Advisor (referred to as Advisor for the remainder of the document) will serve on a several person unit, reporting to the Office Director. The position incumbent will support the design and implementation of anti-corruption policy, doctrine, and other lines of engagement on behalf of INL and the Department, including in coordination with other INL offices and units. This will also foster interagency awareness of and participation in INL-funded programming and other anticorruption lines of effort. The Advisor will support INL leadership’s participation in internal anticorruption policy processes by gathering information, coordinating with counterparts from across INL, the Department, and wider stakeholders, and drafting briefing materials. The Advisor will also support efforts to expand INL and Department messaging on anticorruption, including through the development of new partnerships with civil society and the private sector. The Advisor will also support work to expand anticorruption expertise and training within the Department and assist in developing new anticorruption knowledge products, in coordination with INL Knowledge Management (INL/KM) and other relevant stakeholders. Finally, the Advisor will also support efforts to expand the Department and INL strategic and over-the-horizon analysis of corruption and anticorruption countermeasures, to include research and analysis on new legislative initiatives and responses to Congressional requirements.

The position will require subject matter expertise in the field of anticorruption policy, and/or the closely related field of rule of law/good governance. This experience is necessary to enable the incumbent to consult and convene diverse experts to determine the systemic vulnerabilities and the opportunities for program and policy engagement to promote U.S. interests in preventing and combating corruption.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support policy development guidance on Bureau, Department, and Administration anticorruption strategy, doctrine, and foreign assistance and diplomatic priorities in the field of anticorruption.
  • Assist efforts to expand anticorruption expertise and training within the Department and develop new anticorruption knowledge curriculum and other products, in coordination with INL/KM and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Support INL/GPP and INL Front Office (INL/FO) participation in meetings with Bureau, Department, interagency, intergovernmental, and outside organizations on issues related to anticorruption.
  • Assist efforts to build partnerships with civil society and private sector to identify and share information on subjects relevant to the topic of countering corruption and promote wider dissemination, including efforts to disseminate knowledge in this field across INL, the Department, and with wider stakeholders.
  • Assist with assessing region and country-specific corruption enforcement weaknesses and vulnerabilities for purpose of aligning INL and Department programmatic and diplomatic interventions, in coordination with INL regional program offices and other Department and interagency stakeholders.
  • Advise on development of strategic objectives for INL and Department-managed specialized anticorruption programs and diplomatic engagements.
  • Coordinate and develop effective lines of communication within INL, the Department, and with interagency counterparts engaged in anticorruption programs and other engagements to ensure consistent and complimentary approaches based on shared strategic alignment.
  • Support development of a Bureau-wide strategic approach to anticorruption programming.
  • Support Department and INL’s strategic and over-the-horizon analysis of corruption and anticorruption countermeasures, including analysis of new legislative initiatives.
  • Support INL and Department engagement with the U.S. Congress on anticorruption issues, including by assisting on development of testimony, briefings, and feedback on legislative proposals and reporting requirements.
  • Foster interagency awareness of and participation in INL-funded programming and other anticorruption lines of effort.
  • Support efforts to expand Department public-facing messaging on anticorruption as a core public diplomacy priority.
  • Assist initiatives to integrate anticorruption objectives into wider diplomatic engagement, including by engaging INL offices and regional bureaus to elevate anticorruption as a core strategic priority where appropriate.
  • Cultivate and develop contacts with partner federal agencies, including DOJ, Treasury, Commerce, and other agencies with anticorruption mandates.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • U.S. Citizen.
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Two to four years’ experience in relevant field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of specific country issues, including specialized knowledge of international narcotics and law enforcement, or similar type programs sufficient to ensure project work is in compliance with management policies and procedures and in conformance with the Foreign Assistance Act and other regulatory procedures and guidelines.
  • Proven knowledge of Federal policies and procedures including methods of providing assistance and the Federal budget process.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of players.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide advice, guidance, and consultation with regard to the interpretation and application of analysis.
  • Experience drafting U.S. government reports and documents, such as the INCSR, embassy cables, and other documents.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Required. *President Biden's Executive Order mandates all U.S. Federal employees and contractors providing services to the U.S. Federal Government who are working on or in connection with and U.S. Department contracts (subject to limited exceptions for disabilities or religious objections) to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated strong research and analytical skills to monitor, evaluate, digest, and synthesize complex, technical information.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of anticorruption, rule of law, or similar policy areas.
  • Demonstrated exposure to anticorruption, rule of law/good governance, and related fields.
  • Demonstrated experience and ability working with U.S. government agencies to develop and maintain partnership relationships.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to communicate analyses effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team and independently.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, while maintaining timeliness and control over multiple elements of a portfolio.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Travel is authorized for this position. If the contractor performs the work within the contiguous United States but outside of the Washington D.C. area, limited domestic travel to Washington D.C. may be required.

Level of Effort:
  • Hours for the position will be the core hours of Department of State: Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week, 8 hours per day.

 *Candidates are encouraged to submit a .doc or .docx resume that explicitly addresses each of the requirements listed above.

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Equal access to programs, services and employment is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the Recruiting Team.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of protected veteran status or disability and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. To comply with Federal law, ATSG Corporation participates in E-Verify.  Successful candidates must pass the E-Verify process after hire. 
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