Senior Advisor

  • Job Tracking ID: 512454-618912
  • Job Level: Any
  • Level of Education: Any
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: April 30, 2018
  • Years of Experience: Any
  • Starting Date: ASAP
  • Apply type: application

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Job Description:

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Ian, Evan & Alexander Corporation (IEA) is in search of a Senior Advisor in U.S. Embassy Belmopan, Belize.

The mission of the U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (“INL”) is to minimize the impact of international crime and illegal drugs on the United States and its citizens through global cooperation.

INL’s Office of Western Hemisphere Programs (“INL/WHP”) develops narcotics control and anti-crime policy initiatives with countries in the Western Hemisphere that produce and transit narcotics. INL/WHP provides overall program and policy direction for INL bilateral and multilateral counter-narcotics and anti-crime assistance programs at overseas posts by developing and revising drug and crime strategies and coordinating program development with other U.S. agencies across the criminal justice sector.

INL/WHP and Embassy Belmopan’s INL team are responsible for coordinating policies and programs with other U.S. government departments and agencies that are involved in international narcotics control and crime activities, including, for programs in Belize, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Treasury. INL implements programs with International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement (“INCLE”) funds appropriated for the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI). Embassy Belmopan INL works in concert with the Government of Belize (“GOB”), civil society, international organizations, and other local and regional partners.

The Advisor will serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) INL TPC at the U.S. Embassy in Belmopan, Belize. The Advisor will provide significant assistance in the development and implementation of bilateral and regional INCLE-funded projects undertaken by the United States Government (“USG”) and the GOB. These projects are both bilateral and regional in scope.

The Advisor will provide assistance in the management of INL programs that contribute to the professionalization and increased efficiency of the Belizean law enforcement,counter-narcotics, anti-money laundering/financial crimes, and rule of law efforts across the criminal justice sector. The Advisor is expected to improve INL program efficiency and management. In coordination with the INL Director, the Advisor shall ensure the implementation of foreign assistance funds is executed with a prioritized and strategic approach that improves accountability at every level, that programs are results-driven, and that each project includes effective monitoring and evaluation regimes.

Experience and Skills:

  • Assist in the coordination of policies, strategies, and priority programs related to the INL/Belize criminal justice sector to include strategic planning, setting priorities, overseeing ongoing programs, monitoring and evaluation, and evaluating impacts.
  • Advise the INL criminal justice sector program, US Embassy counterparts, and GOB partners on INL-related issues. Assist INL personnel on program implementation across the criminal justice sector, with special focus on seeking efficiencies, ensuring accountability, avoiding duplication within the U.S. interagency and donor community, and planning for a methodical drawdown of the INL budget pipeline consistent with strategic priorities for INL-supported foreign assistance projects.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of internal controls and program implementation procedures and processes across INL programs, to include assistance in the establishment of management and administrative systems for regular monitoring and evaluation.
  • Assist with and identify areas for independent, professional evaluations of INL-related programs.
  • Assist with identifying and evaluating strengths and weaknesses within the GOB across the criminal justice sector. Analyze operational problems at police, prosecutorial, and judicial headquarters and in the field, including areas of operational planning as they relate to logistics, tactical movements, physical security, and intelligence.
  • Recommend and assist INL in the implementation of policies and programs to address the challenges identified in the GOB criminal justice sector that ensure accountability and have measurable results. Assist INL in incorporating INL best practices into program implementation, including in management plans, monitoring and evaluation, and impact reporting.
  • Assist INL to lead the annual End Use Monitoring process, draft associated reports, and incorporate lessons-learned into the follow-on process.
  • Assist in drafting annual INL budget request and advise the Front Office on how best to allocate and account for INL program expenditures. Advise USG officials on funds availability.
  • Assist in preparing drafts of the annual Letter of Agreement (or amendments) and Fact Sheet, which specify the programs, projects, required monitoring and evaluation, intended impact, and funding for signature by the Ambassador and appropriate GOB officials.
  • Assist in drafting required quarterly activity reports in coordination with the Embassy working groups, reporting on program successes and challenges, and the annual International Narcotics Control Strategy Report and other congressionally mandated reports.
  • Keep abreast of GOB actions and activities in criminal justice, to include law enforcement, counter-narcotics, money laundering/financial crimes, and rule of law fields by monitoring press, radio and other media and inform INL Leadership of significant developments.
  • Assist INL to develop and maintain host country and third country national contacts.
  • Assist in drafting spot report and analytical cables on law enforcement, money laundering and narcotics developments in Belize, and track criminal justice sector statistics for review by INL Leadership.
  • Support USG official visits related to INL programs and training.
  • Assist INL to coordinate meetings of Embassy and donor working groups.
  • Maintain INL-related electronic and physical files, and implement improved records management processes, as necessary.
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in a related field.
  • At least twelve (12) years of demonstrated experience related to international development, international affairs, political science, public administration and project or program management.
  • Demonstrated three (3) years of experience related to the development of policy documents, reports, and other materials requiring in-depth expertise.
  • Demonstrated three (3) years of experience in U.S. Government foreign assistance, including but not limited to law enforcement, counter-narcotics, anti-money laundering/financial crimes, and rule of law aimed at achieving USG foreign policy objectives, and including management of U.S. bilateral programs such as drug control and demand reduction, interdiction and law enforcement, and justice reform.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results from program implementation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently on projects and programs and issues within overall policy guidelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple programs and projects simultaneously and exercise strong judgement on priority tasks based on strategic guidance.
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills and track record of working collaboratively at all in levels in a workplace environment.
  • Demonstrated strong speaking and writing skills and the ability to present and defend complex analyses and proposals concisely.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.


  • Master’s in Project or Program Management, or Certification from the Project Management Institute, including PMP, PgMP, PfMP, and CAPM.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Belizean, or regional, law enforcement, counter-narcotics, anti-money laundering/financial crimes, and rule of law issues.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of monitoring and evaluation techniques and ability to apply metrics to activities undertaken.

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.