Miitary Advisor

Location: Bogota, Colombia
Date Posted: 08-11-2017
Military Advisor
Bogota, Colombia
ATSG is seeking resumes for a Military Advisor to join the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia.              
The INL program at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota is among the largest and most complex offices in the world.  INL Bogota is in charge of developing strategies and programs to achieve international narcotics control, law enforcement, and justice foreign policy objectives.  INL’s various programs supports the Colombian National Police and Colombian military efforts in cultivation, eradication, and narcotics interdiction, with the goal of stopping the flow of illegal drugs to the United States.

Responsibilities/The successful candidate will:
The Advisor advises and assists the Organized Crime and Counternarcotics Program Manager with the following:
  • The Advisor advises and assists the Organized Crime and Counternarcotics Program Manager with the following:
  • Coordinating and advising on the implementation of USG-funded projects in support of the Colombian Army and Air Force operations and coordinates with appropriate agencies of the Government of Colombia (GOC) and other Embassy sections (such as Military Group, DEA, DAO) as required. The specific projects to be coordinated include training and equipping of Colombian Military Units (COLMIL); providing assistance to the CN Brigade operations, in support of interdiction missions and counternarcotics (CN) high value targets; CN Brigade forward infrastructure development; base security enhancements; logistical support; CN Brigade intelligence coordination; training for CN Brigade personnel; support CN battalions eradication efforts; and communications.
  • Evaluating and advising on the performance of COLMIL units supported by USG assets and makes recommendations to improve the capability of these units.
  • Assist in establishing and maintaining appropriate internal management control systems and end-use monitoring. Ensures that INL programs are not subject to waste, fraud, or mismanagement. Helps manage and monitor the use of all U.S.-provided commodities intended for appropriate purposes.
  • Assist in the preparation of required reporting such as the annual budget request for International Narcotics, Crime and Law Enforcement (INCLE) funds and the Mission Resource Request. Coordinates annual reporting requirements for INL (e.g., the INCSR Volumes I and II, the End-Use Monitoring Report, etc). Helps administer and monitor the expenditure of funds provided to Colombian armed forces.  Prepares program documentation and procurement requirements for security assistance projects. Helps prepare regular reporting, including monthly status reports, to the Organized Crime and Counternarcotics Division Chief.
  • Ensure that all restrictions on use of USG assistance, such as those relating to human rights (Leahy amendment) are observed.
  • Assist INL in project budget preparation, program planning and forecasting. Defines and makes recommendations on commodity procurement requirements and preparation of related project documentation. Provides advice and coordination in matters pertaining to field support of USG-provided equipment.
  • Conduct field surveys, evaluations, and special studies. Prepares periodic reports on the status of program activities and reports on significant program developments.
  • Briefing visiting officials on the status of the USG-GOC Military relationship and Colombian military CN operations. Assists in developing appropriate itineraries, security with COLMIL forces and escorting official travelers, as directed.
  • Develop strategies with the CN Brigade and other Colombian military to disrupt and diminish illegal narcotics trafficking, illegal mining, environmental crimes, and organized crime in critical areas for the USG and GOC.
  • Assist the CN Brigade with other selected COLMIL units with remotely operated aircrafts to support CN missions.
  • Develop relationship to assist CN Brigade with US military forces in order to maximize training opportunities and improve sustainment capabilities of the CN Brigade.
  • Brief Department, Congressional, and other international dignitaries orally and in writing on the INL-funded programs in Colombia.  Prepares documents for presentation to the
  • U.S. Congress. Develop appropriate itinerary and accommodates official travelers, as necessary.
  • Ensure effective coordination of INL assistance to the government of Colombia.
  • Providing analysis and guidance in project budget preparation, and program planning.
  • Conducting senior-level field surveys, evaluations, and special studies, as directed.
  • Maintain security awareness and properly handles classified and controlled items and information.
Essential Qualifications:
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Secret Clearance
  • 15 years of experience in the fields of military service, security, and counter-narcotics.
  • 5 years of experience abroad managing bilateral or multilateral policing, counternarcotics, and security assistance programs.
  • Demonstrated experience (preferably in Colombia context) in:
    • Developing and managing long-term security and law enforcement programs, including assessment, monitoring and evaluation;
    • Drafting related reports/documents, annual budgets, and strategic plan submissions;
    • Planning, strategizing, implementing and reporting on projects;
    • Drafting analytical briefing papers, memoranda, letters, and reports for review and/or signature by senior-level official
    • Coordinating and working closely with the Department of State, the Department of Defense, United Nations and/or international community on security sector development programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of military and/or police training activities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of command communications, government intelligence procedures, aircraft capabilities and maintenance, and logistics management procedures.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of police and/or military tactics in counternarcotics operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with host-nation counterparts, departments, and ministries to further program objectives, in a timely and concise manner.
  • Demonstrated superior coordination and analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral and written English and Spanish communication skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of military and/or police (preferably both) training and operational activities, with a counternarcotics focus.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of command communications, government intelligence procedures, and logistics management procedures.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution.
  • Demonstrated experience working directly for the Department of State.
  • Demonstrated substantive security or law enforcement experience overseas.
  • Demonstrated experience cultivating networks of government officials and NGOs in context of program implementation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of weapons and armament systems is desirable.

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