Rural Security Advisor

  • Job Tracking ID: 512454-586896
  • Job Location: Bogota, COL
  • Job Level: Any
  • Level of Education: Any
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: August 11, 2017
  • Years of Experience: Any
  • Starting Date: ASAP
  • Apply type: application



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Job Description:

Ian, Evan & Alexander Corporation (IEA) is in search of a Rural Security Advisor to support the Department of State in Bogota, Columbia.

The Rural Security Advisor will provide strategic planning, general administrative, and policy advice concerning overall program priorities and objectives, as well as work with INL/WHP to develop and assist in managing programs and related issues. The Rural Security Advisor will liaise with other agencies/governments active in the fields of strategic planning, intelligence, policing, law enforcement, security assistance and cooperation, and with host government contacts. The Rural Security Advisor will monitor rural security and rural development planning and project implementation in Colombia, analyzing their effectiveness and suggesting improvements. The Rural Security Advisor will work closely with the rest of the Rural Engagement, Development, and Security (REDS) team to ensure consistent implementation of the whole-of-government rural security and rural development programs.

The INL Rural Security Advisor advises and assists the Rural Security Program Manager with the following:

  • Identifying opportunities for effective rural police programs and projects in Colombia, including police force transformation, creation of new specialized units, improved training opportunities, and ensuring procurement of the most essential, economical and highest quality equipment. The RSA will draw on subject matter expertise in rural policing and program management involving U.S. government assistance in developing countries. The incumbent will also be responsible for providing advice on the management of these programs.
  • Assessing Colombia’s rural policing capacity and advise INL Bogota, INL Washington, and CNP leadership regarding the performance of the CNP to recommend future rural policing programs and projects in Colombia.
  • Coordinate with CNP officials and draws on subject matter expertise to determine best rural police programs and projects to develop in order to contribute to the permanent expansion of government presence in rural areas, improved police-community relations, and enhanced rural security. Generates support for and actively advances U.S. policy objectives with key CNP officials.
  • Liaise with and assist the CNP in developing viable capacity-building projects in the fields of: anti-corruption, crime scene investigation, community policing, and park police training.
  • Act as liaison between the CNP and relevant sections of the U.S. Mission. Coordinates with the INL Construction Advisor and other construction entities on the construction of secure police installations throughout rural Colombia. Coordinates with other INL programs regarding CNP communications and intelligence systems.
  • Develop and maintain professional and social relationships with the CNP officials to ensure close, cooperative working relationships.
  • 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 the CNP. Prepares program documentation and procurement requirements for rural police projects. Helps prepare regular reporting, including monthly status reports, to REDS Program Manager.
  • Analyze and report on rural police developments in Colombia, ensuring that the USG is fully informed on the capabilities, capacity, performance, and opportunities with regard to rural policing.
  • Develop briefing materials for and prepares the REDS Program Manager to brief Department, Congressional, and other international dignitaries orally and in writing on the INL-funded CNP programs in Colombia.
  • Prepare documents for presentation to the U.S. Congress. Develops appropriate itinerary and accommodates official travelers, as necessary.
  • Ensure effective coordination of INL assistance to the government of Colombia.
  • Establish and maintain 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 rural police purposes.
  • Provide analysis and guidance in project budget preparation, and program planning.
  • Conduct senior-level field surveys, evaluations, and special studies, as directed.
  • Maintain security awareness and properly handling classified and controlled items and information.

Experience and Skills:

Minimum Qualifications

U.S. citizenship

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution AND twelve (12) years related experience in the fields of policing, including rural and community policing and/or law enforcement,.
  • Demonstrated five years of experience managing resources (personnel, equipment, and budgets) in a law enforcement organization.
  • Demonstrated experience (preferably in Colombia context) in:
  • 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 officials; and
  • Coordinating and working closely with the Department of State, the Department of Defense, United Nations and/or international community on security sector development programs.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with host-nation counterparts, departments, and ministries to further program objectives, in a timely and concise manner.
  • Demonstrated superior coordination, interpersonal, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral and written English (4/4) and Spanish (3/3) communication skills.
  • Active Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five years of experience abroad managing bilateral or multilateral rural policing, rural security, counter narcotics and security assistance programs.
  • Developing and managing long-term rural security and law enforcement programs, including assessment, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Previous substantive law enforcement experience overseas.
  • Experience cultivating networks of government officials and NGOs in context of program implementation.
  • Experience working directly for the Department of State.

Ian, Evan & Alexander Corporation (IEA) is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.