Senior Corrections Advisor

  • Job Tracking ID: 512454-620347
  • Job Location: Washington, DC
  • Job Level: Any
  • Level of Education: Any
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: May 10, 2018
  • Years of Experience: Any
  • Starting Date: ASAP
  • Apply type: application



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Job Description:

*Pending Award

Ian, Evan & Alexander Corporation (IEA) is in search of a Senior Corrections Advisor to support the INL/CAP, Washington, DC.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The SCA serves as the corrections systems development expert on a full range of prison/corrections issues with a primary concentration on countries in Africa where the INL Office of Africa and Middle East Programs (INL/AME) works.

The SCA will provide technical corrections expertise in a wide variety of settings including internal department and bureau, U.S. Embassy, multi-national, and host-nation counterpart meetings, to assist the Bureau and its offices in reaching their stated goals and objectives. The SCA will provide expertise in a variety of areas, to include technical assistance, outreach, contingency planning and development, training and equipment needs and program monitoring

and evaluation. S/he will serve as a resource to the Bureau, U.S. embassies, INL overseas operations, INL-funded implementers in the corrections sector, bringing together expertise from the United States, as well as other countries having innovative corrections projects and programs that could be considered by host governments.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as one of INL’s senior corrections experts and the primary expert for INL/AME Africa programs.
  • Assist in developing and coordinating corrections programs in concert with other U.S. government, international, and host nation law enforcement and criminal justice programs.
  • Advise Bureau and host nation corrections officials from Africa, and on occasion other countries, on specific aspects of planning and implementation of new and ongoing corrections assistance programs, including the conducting of assessments, program design and review trips, and evaluations.
  • Help coordinate program activities involving other INL and contractor corrections advisors deployed to various countries particularly in Africa, as well as the relevant INL program officer.
  • Provide analysis and technical expertise to the Bureau, U.S. embassies and host nation officials on all aspects of corrections matters, addressing any number of issues related to corrections system reform (to include human rights issues related to prisoner incarceration; security operations; training programs and academies; prisoner classification; strategic planning; prisoner programs; prisoner transportation; support services, such as food service and medical services; budgeting; development of correctional capacities and institutions; refurbishment and/or construction of correctional facilities; community corrections programs, including alternatives to incarceration; juvenile corrections.)
  • Help develop or adjust corrections related training plans and curricula as necessary to ensure the most effective delivery of the program.
  • Organize and participate in meetings, seminars and exercises to develop plans/programs for implementation of corrections assistance in targeted countries and improve overall capacities to effectively modernize existing institutions in close consultation with the relevant INL program officer.
  • Assist in preparing background material and reports to articulate INL engagement on corrections reform aspects in targeted countries as well as on technical corrections issues.
  • Assist in preparing desk reports, assessments, and trip reports in accordance with office policies and at the request of the relevant INL program officer.
  • Participates in outreach activities with domestic and international corrections communities to increase awareness of INL programs and policies and solicit greater cooperation and participation, which can include attending domestic and international conferences on international corrections issues.
  • Review and provide technical advice on documents such as corrections workplans or proposals.
  • Liaise with U.S. based corrections partners to assist with identifying and arranging expertise on behalf of INL programs.
  • Assist with the identification of corrections personnel who may be suitable for INL corrections programs.
  • Participate in INL/CAP and INL/AME office meetings, including regularly occurring meetings.

 

 

Experience and Skills:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Fifteen (15) years of demonstrated professional work experience:
  • At least ten (10) years of demonstrated experience in U.S. corrections operations, management, organizational development’ planning and or training, two of which must have been at the rank of assistant warden (or equivalent) or higher.
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Individuals without a degree, but with significant corrections management experience (minimum of five years) at the rank of warden (or equivalent) or higher will be considered.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge and experience in corrections in at least three of the following: security operations, prisoner classification, prisoner programming, facility or system budgeting and procurement, security threat groups, records, juvenile justice, community corrections, re-entry programs, correctional training, support services, management, policies and procedures, and facilities maintenance.
  • Demonstrated superior interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated superior writing and communications skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFIATIONS

  • Graduation from a certified state or federal corrections or probation officer training academy.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of correctional programs in an international setting.
  • Demonstrated expertise in juvenile/youthful offenders.
  • Demonstrated expertise in community corrections.
  • Demonstrated expertise in organizational design.
  • Demonstrated French or Arabic language proficiency.

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.