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Justice DEIA Advisor -- Specialist Advisor IV (CARSI - Panama)

Panama City, Panama
Justice DEIA Advisor -- Specialist Advisor IV (CARSI - Panama)
Panama City, Panama

Requires: RSO
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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: Justice DEIA Advisor -- Specialist Advisor IV (CARSI – Panama). This candidate will work with Dept. of State, International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (DOS-INL) in Panama City, Panama 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 preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in law, international relations, law enforcement, public policy or related field.
  • FSI level 3/3 Spanish, FSI level 2/2 English.
  • Fifteen (15) years’ experience in the field of the specialty.
  • Five (5) years specialized experience working with diversity, inclusion, gender-based violence, gender-based justice activities, indigenous or marginalized communities, or DEIA issues.
  • Three (3) years of experience working with an Embassy or with international organizations.
  • Experience briefing in Spanish and English. 
  • Three (3) years’ experience related to the legal profession, courts, criminology, law enforcement, public security, and/or public administration.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing program resources in an international environment, including project analysis, design, implementation and evaluation.  
  • Demonstrated successful verbal and written skills and ability to present and defend complex analyses and proposals concisely.
  • Ability to work independently on projects and issues within overall policy guidelines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • The candidate must be able to obtain and maintain an RSO clearance.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assists INL in reforming Panama’s criminal justice system and public security services to implement diversity, equality, inclusion, and access (DEIA) principles and practices.
  • Proposes, develops, and carries out DEIA projects and programs for Panama’s criminal justice system and public security services.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert for justice sector and law enforcement activities focusing on DEIA, gender-based violence, marginalized communities, and equitable access to government services.  
  • Coordinates with INL Panama and other U.S. government agencies, Government of Panama (GoP) entities, Panamanian civil society, and international organizations based in Panama on DEIA.
  • Advises INL Panama on developing, planning, and implementing all justice sector and selective law enforcement program DEIA activities to include policy and training. 
  • Assists INL Panama in developing DEIA program strategies and implementation plans within the rubric of current U.S. assistance and GoP national strategies. 
  • Makes recommendations to adjust programs and strategies.   
  • Coordinates with INL staff on training initiatives and prepares documents as necessary.  
  • Plans, design, and implements training and technical assistance to justice sector and security forces officials in Panama focused on gender-based violence; marginalized communities; DEIA; and other justice sector activities.
  • Reviews and makes recommendations to INL Panama regarding justice sector and law enforcement DEIA program proposals, program training plans and initiatives, and training curriculum.  
  • Assists INL Panama to work with the GoP on action plans to address capacity deficits that prevent the GoP from effectively addressing key DEIA opportunities.
  • Provides advisory and training assistance to the GoP to establish initiatives that respond and address crimes against gender, race, sexual orientation, and marginalized communities; and follows established policies, procedures, curricula, programs, and systems required to operate in a modern justice and law enforcement environment.  
  • Serves as a subject matter expert on all matters pertaining to justice sector and law enforcement programs; to include policy analysis and program guidance on issues such as program progress, budgeting, development of host country capacities and limitations of institutions, minor refurbishment of justice sector and law enforcement facilities and training plans.  
  • Conducts periodic site visits to project locations to perform on-site inspections and assessments of INL Panama projects and programs.  
  • Assists INL Panama to assess the current partner government capability to respond to law enforcement and rule of law challenges related to DEIA issues. 
  • Hours for this full-time position will be the core hours of the U.S. Embassy in Panama City, Panama, Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week.  
  • The position will be stationed in Panama City, Panama.    
  • National and international travel may be required.  
  • A work plan is required for this position. 
  • Provides 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. Reports on scheduled upcoming meetings, trainings, and other activities. 
*Candidates are encouraged to submit a .doc or .docx resume that explicitly addresses each of the requirements listed above.

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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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