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Program Assistant for Counternarcotics Program – Admin & Support IV (CARSI – Honduras)

Tegucigalpa, Honduras
                                   
Program Assistant for Counternarcotics Program – Admin & Support 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: Program Assistant for Counternarcotics Program – Admin & Support 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—
  • Local National (LN)
  • RSO Clearance
  • Bachelor’s Degree (University degree equivalent)
  • FSI Level 3/3 English, FSI Level 3/3 Spanish,
  • Five (5) years administrative experience in a professional setting,
  • Previous government, law enforcement or project management experience preferred,
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English and Spanish
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite to include Word, Excel, and Power Point, ability to learn new software.
  • Demonstrated excellent communications skills, both oral and written, in Spanish
  • 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—
  • Two years of post-secondary coursework or certification in management or administration fields OR two years of work experience in a management or administration fields
  • Advanced English language skills are preferred

Responsibilities—
  • Provide assistance to host government in order to develop and implement effective counternarcotics programming, specifically related to development of tactical units, maritime interdiction, and interagency operations centers. 
  • Work directly with various Government of Honduras (GOH) institutions, including the Honduras National Police, the Ministry of Security, the Honduran Navy, the Public Ministry, and other Honduran institutions as needed.
  • Keep the INL/Honduras (INL/H) Program Specialist, Program Manager, Program Officer, INL Director, Deputy Director, and other U.S. personnel, informed and briefed on all matters relating to above mentioned programs.
  • Provide expertise and assistance to INL/H to oversee the day-to-day logistical support aspects of the programs and identify problem areas and issues needing resolution.
  • Ensure that work performed will be accomplished within INL policies and regulations.
  • Ensure that Leahy vetting requirements for programs are being met.  
  • Report problem areas and pertinent issues with proposed solutions to the INL Program Specialist or Program Manager.
  • Organize training venues, acquisition activities, logistical support to activities associated with the program, deliveries to the Government of Honduras, and other programmatic events.
  • Complete official and unofficial translations of written communication.
  • Provide detailed administrative assistance to the INL/H Preventative Police Program Specialist and Program Manager.
  • Provide administrative support as needed to include inputs to reports and action items and advice on problems/issues with possible solutions.
  • Submit and reconcile travel advances for authorized travelers in E2.
  • Close out final vouchers for travelers and recapture any owed expenses.
  • Work with the NCSC (National Center for State Courts) travel office as needed concerning required logistical support and ensure proper documentation is complete.
  • Provide relevant information to NCSC to create New Traveler Profiles.
  • Coordinate with NCSC if hotel and car rental reservations are required.
  • Submit and reconcile travel advances for authorized travelers in NCSC.
  • Input procurement data in the INL tracking software and maintain entries in the database and other reports.  Draft purchase orders, contracts, vouchers, miscellaneous procurement documents and paperwork including correspondence for the Program Specialist’s approval.
  • Track the approved budget in accordance with INL financial system, as well as DOS standards, and regulations, with responsibility for the preparation and submission to INL of all prescribed financial and budget reports.
  • Works closely with INL finance and budget team to ensure the proper coding for obligation of program monies.
  • Maintain open, timely, and effective communications with the INL/COR as well as INL/H Program Specialist, Manager, Officer, and Director at the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, building a relationship that proactively addresses potential problems with flexible, workable solutions.
  • Demonstrate how proposed activities and deliverables contribute to achieving INL’s desired goals and impacts; reporting should track progress toward outputs, outcomes, and desired impacts;
  • Create workplans as required and as per instructions.  May contain timelines, staffing requirements, and key benchmarks for addressing each deliverable.
  • Provide INL timely reports as relevant events unfold.
  • Provide weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports 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.
  • Provide a summary of relevant program activities, progress toward desired impacts, recommendations for advancing program and U.S. objectives, project highlights, and other relevant 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).
  • Assist the Program Specialist and Manager in preparing reports as requested.  Reports may include information on quantitative data, 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.
  • 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.
  • The position will be stationed in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
  • National and international travel may be required.

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

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