Senior Corrections Advisor

  • Job Tracking ID: 512454-628096
  • Job Location: Ouagadougou, BFA
  • Job Level: Any
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: August 15, 2018
  • Years of Experience: More Than 15 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP
  • Apply type: application

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Job Description:

Ian, Evan and Alexander Corporation (IEA) is in search of an Senior Corrections Advisor to support the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso at US Embassy.


The scope of this project is to provide a highly experienced, well qualified U.S. or international Senior Corrections Advisor (hereafter Advisor) to serve as an Advisor the corrections agency in Burkina Faso and collaborate with other corrections agencies in West Africa, principally Senegal.



  • Provide high-quality guidance, advice, and mentoring to corrections counterparts in the country. This includes closely coordinating all efforts and technical advising with the INL Program Officer, the U.S. Embassy, and other international partners involved in the development and implementation of initiatives to improve the institutional capacity and professionalization of criminal justice institutions.

  • Assist with developing, coordinating, and implementing comprehensive reform plans.

  • While providing technical assistance to the government of Burkina Faso on a broad range of law and corrections topics, the work plan for the Advisor will include but not be limited to providing assistance with training systems and training academy development, human resources (recruitment, personnel management), de-radicalization in prison, rehabilitation programs, and strategic planning.

  • Assist in developing procedural manuals, reference materials, training curriculum, or other written products to facilitate the development of these capabilities among corrections.

  • Provide technical expertise and mentoring as requested on a wide range of corrections operational, administrative, procedural, and technical law enforcement matters relative to law enforcement, civilian public security/police operations, and U.S. law-enforcement- related projects. Such topics include but are not limited to: organizational management, standardized procedures, accountability, performance standards and evaluations, implementation of a “continuous training” program, and development of manuals and institution standards.

  • Assist in identifying training, equipment, and facility needs for corrections agencies; identifying opportunities for partnership; and reporting on opportunity and challenges that could enhance, impact, delay, or otherwise affect implementation of this and other INL projects.

  • Attend the “Law Enforcement Working Group” and staff meetings weekly.

  • Aid in drafting diplomatic notes (i.e. dipnotes) invitations for trainings and liaise with the Ministry of Justice to send participants to INL-sponsored trainings for Correctional Officers, and coordinate logistics with the U.S. Embassy to facilitate participant travel.

  • Provide assistance on a broad range of corrections topics, to include providing advice to the government of Burkina Faso on training systems and training academy development, human resources (recruitment, personnel management), and strategic planning.

Experience and Skills:


  • Must be an U.S. Citizen or Third Country National (TCN).
  • U.S. Citizen shall be in possession of a current U.S. state driver’s license.
  • Third Country Nationals shall be in possession of a national identification document that is valid for the full period of prospective deployment.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution, or equivalent, in Criminal Justice, Law, or related field.
  • Graduation from a state-accredited corrections academy or training institution, and third country nationals must demonstrate graduation from an equivalent law enforcement academy or training institution of their home country. Advisor must present a certificate or verification of graduation.
  • Demonstrated at least fifteen (15) years of experience as a full-time corrections officer in a full-service entity in the United States or Canada.
  • Demonstrated at least three (3) years in a senior corrections management or administrative position.
  • Demonstrated experience in a wide range of operational and administrative issues, including experience in management/supervision and strategic planning, and career must exhibit evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience in cited past positions.
  • Demonstrated 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.
  • Demonstrated superior coordination, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive a 4x4 vehicle with a manual transmission.
  • Demonstrated French language capability at or above a level equivalent to a recognized foreign language proficiency measurement framework, such as the Foreign Service Institute’s defined 3/3 level or Common European Framework for Reference for Language’s B2 or C1 level, Berlitz, or other. Demonstration or proof of language capability required, unless the individual is a native French speaker.
  • Demonstrated excellent English communication skills (reading, listening, report writing, and oral presentation) and demonstrated ability to participate fully and effectively in conversations on a variety of topics in formal and informal settings from both concrete and abstract perspectives. This includes being able to discuss their fields of competence, explain complex matters in detail, and provide concise and coherent narrations.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.



  • At least one (1) year of demonstrated international experience in corrections operations and reform.

  • Demonstrated service as an active-duty police officer within the past seven (7) years.

  • Demonstrated experience with developing or revising curricula to meet new standards.

  • Demonstrated experience with working with police reform and restructuring and /or implementation and monitoring of unit standards.

  • Demonstrated experience in community outreach by a local police force.

  • Demonstrated experience working with a civil law (a.k.a. Napoleonic, European) justice system (U.S. operates under common law).

  • Demonstrated experience working with international and foreign assistance entities, assistance missions, programs, and implementers.

  • Demonstrated experience in public outreach/education; training/project assessors; strategic/tactical planners.

  • Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Internal Investigations

  • Intelligence

  • Gang Violence

  • Road safety/traffic police

  • Internal affairs/integrity

  • Human resource management

  • Leadership, motivation, and career management

  • Use of force

  • Community policing and strategy related to citizen engagement


This position requires a Moderate Risk Public Trust (MPRT) security clearance.

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.