Anti-Corruption Advisor -- Specialist Advisor III (CARSI - Panama)
Panama City, Panama
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We are presently identifying candidates for the following position: Anti-Corruption Advisor -- Specialist Advisor III (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:
- Panamanian national, third country national, or resident with a work permit.
- Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, law, compliance, international relations, public policy or related field (15) years professional experience can be substituted.
- FSI level 4/4 Spanish; FSI level 3/3 English.
- Ten (10) years of experience in anti-corruption.
- Three (3) years of international experience or working overseas in an Embassy environment.
- Three (3) years of experience implementing anti-corruption programs.
- Two years (2) experience teaching college level or anti-corruption courses or related subjects.
- Experience briefing in Spanish and English.
- Demonstrated experience in managing program resources in an overseas environment, including project analysis, design, implementation and evaluation.
- Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication in both Spanish and English including writing reports, assessments, and general correspondence, while showing ability to present and defend complex analyses and proposals concisely.
- Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with Panamanian officials to advance projects.
- Ability to maintain appropriate confidentiality of sensitive government business.
- 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
- Juris doctorate or equivalent degree from an accredited college or university.
- Knowledge of Panamanian judicial system, including courts, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and law enforcement.
- Experience working and/or coordinating with other relevant U.S. government agencies (e.g., Department of Justice, USAID, etc.), the United Nations and host nation entities.
- Experience working with anti-corruption programs or consulting on related education, or rule of law projects.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Panamanian and regional anti-corruption issues.
*Candidates are encouraged to submit a .doc or .docx resume that explicitly addresses each of the requirements listed above.
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- Assists INL Panama by implementing anti-corruption focused projects and programs.
- Serves as a subject matter expert on all INL Panama anti-corruption activities.
- Coordinates with other U.S. government agencies and government of Panama (GoP) entities that interact with the INL Panama anti-corruption program activities.
- Advises INL Panama on developing, planning, and implementing all anti-corruption program activities to include policy, training, and GOP inter-ministerial and interagency coordination.
- Assists INL Panama development of anti-corruption program strategies and implementation plans within the rubric of current U.S. assistance and GOP national strategies.
- Makes recommendations to adjust programs and strategies.
- Plans, designs, and implements anti-corruption training and technical assistance to anti-corruption officials in Panama.
- Prepares program documents including grant proposals including notices of funding opportunities, activity maps, interagency agreements, and prepares narratives for reporting documents as necessary.
- Develops anti-corruption training modules.
- Assists INL to work with the GOP on action plans to address capacity deficits that prevent the GoP from effectively addressing anti-corruption deficiencies.
- Serves as a subject matter expert on anti-corruption, 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 anti-corruption facilities and training plans.
- Conducts periodic site visits to project locations to perform on-site inspections and assessments of INL anti-corruption projects and programs.
- Assists INL to coordinate with relevant Panamanian civil society and international organizations monitoring regional corruption.
- Develops and submits procurement requests and requirements for acquisition working with the INL Procurement Unit and using State Department systems.
- Provides briefs, presentations, and/or reports on programmatic progress to INL/Panama in Spanish and English as required by INL/Panama.
- Hours for this full-time position will be the core hours of the US 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.
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