Senior Counternarcotics Advisor - Liberia

Tetra Tech - Arlington, VA (30+ days ago)3.7

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PRO-telligent, a Tetra Tech Company is seeking an experienced Senior Counternarotics Advisor for a government client. The position will be based in Liberia.

The Senior Counternarcotics Advisor will aid INL by advising and mentoring the Government of Liberia (GoL) and security sector agencies in its efforts to develop into a credible, transparent, accountable, and professional law enforcement and counternarcotics force in Liberia. The GoL requires mentorship and training to continue to target counternarcotics efforts at the highest-levels, as opposed to focusing on rounding up drug users and small-scale traffickers.

The Senior Counternarcotics Advisor shall communicate regularly with the INL Director in Monrovia and coordinate efforts with the CO and/ or COR, in order to make certain such effort remains within policy objectives as determined by the U.S. Ambassador to Liberia. Such communications and coordination will not involve any change to or expansion of the scope of work, costs, or contractual obligations. If, in the opinion, of the Contractor such communications and technical direction from the COR calls for effort outside the scope of the task order or is inconsistent with the requirements, the Contractor shall notify the CO in writing within ten working days after the receipt of any such instruction. The Contractor shall not proceed with the work affected by the communications and/or technical direction unless and until the Contractor is notified by the CO that such communications and/or technical direction is within the scope of the task order.

The Senior Counternarcotics Advisor must:
Provide advice to senior Liberian government officials in formulating and documenting counternarcotics policies, including the National Drug Control Strategy;
Assist INL and the GoL in coordinating counternarcotics activities within GoL, in addition to donors and international and regional partners, including the UNODC, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), U.S. DEA, and other relevant civilian security or military institutions.
Provide subject matter expertise in developing and delivering counternarcotics training and instruction in the areas of policy development, intelligence analysis, law enforcement, security, public relations, administrative processing.
Mentor counterparts in the GoL to make sustainable, institutional-level changes as opposed to uncoordinated efforts to implement new processes and procedures
Be responsive to Liberian priorities and USG goals and strategic objectives for Liberia.
Assist in briefing senior U.S. Mission officials.
Support the preparation of periodic reports, cables, memoranda, assessments, statements of work, and other documents as required.
Inform the INL Director and/or INL Deputy Director, through both regular written reports and regular verbal communication, of the following:
Substantive counternarcotics and management issues demonstrating progress of the counternarcotics initiatives within GoL;
Opportunities for GoL and U.S. Government collaboration, including opportunities to integrate counternarcotics elements into existing development, rule of law, law enforcement or other projects; and
Developments in U.S. Government counternarcotics policy.

Required Qualifications:
U.S. Citizen or Third Country National;
Ability to possess/maintain MRPT certification;
Graduate of any U.S. local, state, or Federal law enforcement academy, or the equivalent;
At least 10 years of experience as a full-time, law enforcement officer or relevant experience in a full-service U.S. local, state, or federal law enforcement agency;
Mastery of law enforcement principles, methods, and practices to provide subject matter expertise in advising, mentoring, planning, development, and oversight in law enforcement programs;
Knowledge of police development in an international environment as demonstrated by at least three years of successful service in overseas law enforcement missions (NOT PSD etc.);
Superior negotiation and interpersonal skills;
Ability to build and maintain key relationships in a culturally diverse environment and negotiate the resolution of conflicting views to enable the implementation of policies and programs;
A working knowledge and demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and Power-Point;
Must be able to communicate in English with accuracy and fluency in order to participate fully and effectively in conversations on a variety of topics in formal and informal settings from both concrete and abstract perspectives;
Excellent communication skills (reading, listening, report writing, and oral presentation);
In possession of a current and valid driving license for at least one year;
Experience in post-conflict nations;
Three years overseas experience working on counternarcotics program development;
A bachelor’s degree in public administration, police administration, police science, criminal justice, business administration, or equivalent field from a U.S. accredited or recognized academic institution;
Five years professional work experience directly related to one or more of the fields related to the primary duties of this position including Program/Policy development, Administration, Management Consulting and mentoring, and/or law enforcement management; and
Possess, at the time of assignment, detailed knowledge of at least two of the following fields:
Counternarcotics Policy
Counternarcotics-related law enforcement
Justice sector development
Public information/Public diplomacy
Counternarcotics alternative livelihood development
Drug demand reduction

Desired Qualifications:
A master’s degree in public administration, police administration, police science, criminal justice, business administration, or equivalent field from a U.S. accredited or recognized academic institution;
Experience in strategic planning, policy development, and implementation of major law enforcement programs;
Experience working or coordinating with U.S. government agencies such as the U.S. Department of State

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—16,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer a competitive full range compensation package including; company subsidized medical, vision, dental and prescription coverage; company paid life insurance and long-term disability; 401(k); employee stock purchase plan; and so much more!

Tetra Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value workplace diversity. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. Please visit our website at http:// to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.

If you are disabled and need assistance with your job application process, please fax the position you are applying for to: 703-414-5593.

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Primary Location United States-VA-US-Arlington

Organization 205 EXO

Schedule Full-time

Job Posting Jul 3, 2018, 1:14:28 PM

Job Closing Date Ongoing