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Ian, Evan & Alexander Corporation (IEA) is in search of a Senior Projects Advisor for Police Tactics, Firearms and Narcotics to support the Department of State in Mexico City, Mexico.
The Senior Projects Advisor for Police Tactics, Firearms and Narcotics is a subject matter expert who will support, assist and advise the INL Counternarcotic and Special Investigations (CSI) unit.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assisting in coordinating the implementation of police professionalization and capacity- building projects in support of the Merida Initiative.
- Support CSI Team Lead in working with U.S. and Mexican counterparts to assist in developing and implementing a measurable and sustainable operational counternarcotics and police professionalization plans.
- Responsible for assisting in coordinating INL Mexico’s counternarcotics projects with appropriate mission agencies at senior levels, especially with DEA on narcotics-related programming. Needs to be able to move freely with in secure offices of partner agencies to promote cooperation, coordination and to attend sensitive and at times classified meetings.
- Under the direction of the CSI Team Lead, liaise with other USG agencies and host government contacts active in the fields of police tactics, police professionalization, and narcotics.
- Assist and advise INL’s CSI Team Lead and relevant GOM entities on:
- Programmatic solutions to support training, technical assistance, and equipping security forces’ counternarcotics programs;
- Coordination and execution of procurement and delivery of equipment;
- Research implementation mechanism options;
- Drafting and refining statements of work/proposals and cost estimates to develop programs that align with U.S. assistance goals and objectives;
- Coordination with procurement team(s) to ensure smooth translation of program requirements into procurement actions;
- Setting procurement priorities in consultation with CSI Team Lead
- Provide recommendations and provide required documentation such as specifications, cost estimates, and market research concerning equipment and supplies needed to enhance to meet program objectives.
- Serve as a non-voting member on technical evaluation panels to review proposals.
- Support monitoring and evaluation efforts to measure program impact.
- Develop recommendations for projected funding needs in the out years to sustain and continue the work of the CSI Team.
- Assessing, planning, monitoring, and communicating orally and in writing to obtain consensus from project partners, provide guidance and recommendations, and to report progress.
- Provide high-level, strategic analysis of current and proposed Merida-funded programs.
- 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.
- Provide analysis and guidance in project budget preparation, and program planning.
- Maintain appropriate internal management control systems and end-use monitoring.
- Ensure that INL programs comply with USG financial, legal, and regulatory policies and are not subject to waste, fraud, or mismanagement.
- Provide subject matter expertise to Project Managers and Project Specialists (Non-Direct Hires).
- Serve as the main point of contract to advise on INL Mexico security related issues.
- Receive guidance and tasking from Program Coordinators and the Law Enforcement Programs Officer and may travel as required to provide appropriate oversight of projects and to interact with host nation project counterparts.
- Provide technical work guidance to the Project Manager and Project Specialists on Police Tactics, Firearms and Narcotics.
- Keep the INL/Mexico leadership, INL/WHP Mexico Program Officers, and other U.S. personnel, as appropriate, informed and briefed on all matters relating to counternarcotics strategic planning and implementation.
- Maintain security awareness and properly handling classified and controlled items and information.