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Anticorruption Research Advisor – Specialist Advisor IV (CARSI – Honduras)

Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Anticorruption Research Advisor – Specialist Advisor IV (CARSI – Honduras)
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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ATSG Corporation prides itself on our proven dedication to providing expert assistance to our government partners—without any surprises. We work hard to honor our commitment to our clients while ensuring our employees feel secure and empowered in their work. We take excellent care of our team, so they may have the freedom and confidence to focus on their missions and provide nothing but the best output on the work site and at home.

The company provides a variety of services within the Intelligence Community. Our products may be diverse, but the results are one and the same—on schedule, on budget, and completed with superior quality. We are experienced in areas such as Mobility, Enterprise Architecture, Data Processing, Law Enforcement Mission Support, and Acquisition Support. As an organization, we are consistently expanding our footprint in the contracting community.

We are presently identifying candidates for the following position: Anticorruption Research Advisor – Specialist Advisor IV (CARSI – Honduras). This candidate will work with Dept. of State, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (DOS-INL) in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) contract.

The CARSI contract, one of the largest and most sophisticated multi-lateral security efforts in the world, provides funding for the US Government 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, Specialty, IT and Administrative roles. Requirements and responsibilities for this role are as follows:  

Minimum Qualifications—
  • Third Country National (TCN) or Local National (LN)
  • The candidate must be able to pass an ATSG background investigation to begin employment and must obtain and maintain a RSO certification to gain Embassy access and be eligible for continued employment.
  • Post graduate degree in international relations, law, project management, public policy, sociology, or related field and three (3) years of experience in the field of specialty; or bachelor’s degree in international relations, law, public policy, sociology, or related field and five (5) years of experience in the field of specialty.
  • Language requirements: English (FSI Level 4/4) and Spanish (native).
  • Proven ability to deliver a quality written product and presentations in English.
  • 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.
  • Three (3) years of professional experience, including experience in summarizing information from a range of sources including media, briefing orally, and writing in both Spanish and English. 
  • Demonstrated excellent written communication skills in English, including ability to summarize large quantities of information from multiple sources into concise and coherent summaries, and strong judgment to evaluate the credibility of sources and when and how to corroborate incomplete information.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral communication skills and collaboration skills with one’s supervisors and peers, as well as with other units within one’s organization. 
  • Demonstrated ability to handle case-related information with appropriate care and discretion.
  • Ability to work under time pressure in a fast-paced environment, including ability to respond effectively to short-fuse taskings.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability to work across functional programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently on projects and issues within overall policy guidelines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • 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—
  • Bachelor’s degree in law, criminal justice, or social sciences.
  • Prior experience working on, or exposure to, legal issues, criminal justice systems, sanctions, anticorruption or related issues.
  • Prior experience working an Embassy environment or similar or working with international organizations or non-governmental organizations.
  • Knowledge and work experience with U.S. government regulations, standards of conduct, and ethics.
  • Prior experience or familiarity with a range of sectors including governmental, nongovernmental public, and private sector entities.
  • Demonstrated excellent social and interpersonal skills

  • Proactively review and analyze a variety of sources, including open-source information such as media reports, on a daily basis related to new and ongoing reports of corruption.
  • Draft organized, concise, and appropriately sourced summary reports in English to contribute to case development.
  • Embedded in the INL Justice Sector Program, but requires high level of coordination with other relevant units within INL as well as the Embassy Political section, Economic section, Department of Justice and other interagency partners on corruption-related matters. 
  • Coordinate with relevant Embassy and Washington offices to determine next steps for those identified in draft summaries, including referrals for action to interagency partners, as needed.
  • Help respond quickly to follow-up inquiries to support case development, conducting additional research as needed.
  • Compile and track resulting reactions to deployment of anticorruption policy tools.
  • Support anticorruption research and drafting as assigned.
  • This position is located in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  Travel within Honduras and some international travel may be required.
  • Hours for this full-time position will be the core hours of the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week.

*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.

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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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