Law Enforcement / Police Advisor

Employer: Olgoonik
Location: Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
# of openings: 6
Overview:Implement basic and advanced training programs that improve the capacity of Mexican federal, state and municipal security forces to respond to, manage and lead its personnel who are engaged in the fight against organized crime. Manage day-to-day contact with host government law enforcement officials and training institutions, advise on a range of law enforcement capacity-building
subjects, and respond to opportunities to improve capacity with the development of training and advisory programs. Responsible for program management services, including the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of NAS Mexico City training projects. Be a member of the local Consulate team and coordinate all NAS programs with Consulate management.

Primary Responsibilities:
Develop relationships with Mexican interlocutors in the Federal, State or Local police forces and the federal and state academies, and reporting on Mexican capacity-building needs.
Liaise extensively with Mexican police officials from institutions, academies and offices at all levels of Mexican government.
Plan, coordinate, supply, execute, evaluate and improve capacity-building programs, including police training sponsored by the Narcotics Affairs Section.
Brief and coordinate with Consulate staff and brief them on NAS programs.
Manage training session logistics including student travel, vetting and lodging, and ensure all training supplies are on site and in sufficient quantities.
Track and verify that all training materials are up to date. Ensure training attendance is accurate and in accordance with those who are registered for the training program.
Work with travel, procurement and vetting staff of the Law Enforcement Training and Capacity-Building Team.
Analyze and evaluate Mexican law enforcement training programs to include assessments of the organizational and operational capacities of the various elements of the Mexican state directorates of public security.
Receive and analyze reports of federal and state public security forces working with NAS-supported projects and advise the program coordinator on progress of training to increase efficiency and productivity of federal and state public security forces. Advise Mexican law enforcement agencies on a range of subjects.
Support training programs in accordance with US Embassy, Consulate, and US State Department goals and objectives, then undertake their implementation, while monitoring and reporting to the program coordinator on significant developments; evaluate program progress, as necessary make mid-course adjustments and when complete closeout programs.
Coordinate training of all NAS training programs designated by the Training Programs Officer and Deputy Training Programs Officer for State and Local Law Enforcement.
Coordinate all logistics required for the delivery of the training programs throughout the country of Mexico.
Prepare, coordinate and assure the timely issuance of both one-time and periodic reports on the training program. Prepare regular status reports and program reviews. Track progress of training in achieving larger Merida Initiative goals.
Assess and report on the capacity-building needs of local Mexican law enforcement agencies.
Advise local Mexican law enforcement agencies on a range of subjects.
Review and revise draft training curriculum to be delivered by subject matter experts/trainers, including the identification of the proper target audience.
Oversee work and progress of contracted instructors.
Advice and assist the Regional Training Coordinator, Training Programs Officer and/or Deputy Training Programs Officer on the organization and structure of training programs.
Obtain training registrations from state and local law enforcement officials for participants and verify that personnel are vetted and available to attend courses.
Update the training databases used to keep track of the number of instructors, participants and evaluation of training.
At the end of each course, ensure that complete certificates of training are delivered to graduates, and manage the graduation ceremony ensuring that a NAS representative and designated GOM state academy official have been invited.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Supervises one Training Site Coordinator and other contractors as needed.

Education/Knowledge and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, or a similar field is required.
A minimum of 10 years law enforcement experience in state or municipality law required.
10 years of experience with a GOM or USG law enforcement agency is required.
Minimum of 5 years of progressive, professional experience working in a customer focused management environment is required.
Leadership skills and experience along with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision, direct complicated programs and manage budgets.
Excellent working knowledge of English (speaks, read and write).
Excellent knowledge of Spanish (speaks, read and write).
Demonstrate excellent verbal communication skills with clarity for all to understand.
Exhibit effective and concise written communication skills.
Speak well before groups of clients, organizations or employees in English and Spanish.
Listen and assimilate information presented in spoken words and sentences.
Basic computer knowledge and proficient in Excel spreadsheets.
Ability to manage law enforcement support and training projects in a foreign country, including promoting U.S. interests with host government officials, ensuring sustainability of projects through provision of appropriate training and maintenance, and have the ability to integrate competing needs of U.S. law enforcement, development, and security agencies.
Experience working overseas in a post conflict or reconstruction program is preferred.
Ability to utilize US law enforcement experience and knowledge in such areas as criminology, methodology of police investigations, intelligence cycle, crime scene preservation and investigation, technical surveillance/pursuit/cover, interviews and interrogations, under cover and sting operations, simulations, crime scene video and photography, radio communications and narcotics identification.
Must have experience in writing training plans, statements of works, standard operating procedures and detailed instructions.
Experience in drafting and authoring weekly, monthly and quarterly reports.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: None required
Security Clearance: SECRET Level Required
Must have a current US Government SECRET Personnel Security Clearance or be able to successfully complete a U.S. government administered Investigation.
Must be a U.S. Citizen.
Must also be able to maintain a US Government SECRET clearance.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. The employee must be able to stand, walk and sit for a prolonged period of time; use hands and/or fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; operate office equipment; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel; talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close and distant vision. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds.

Travel: Periodic overseas travel will be required in high-threat areas and in multiple locations. Domestic travel may be required for training and program coordination.

Work location: This position is based in various locations throughout Mexico (i.e., Tijuana, Hermosillo, Ciudad Juarez, Monterrey, or Matamoros), depending on programmatic requirements. With possible travel to other destinations within the country Domestic travel may be required for training and program coordination.

Work Schedule:
The positions offered are full-time, with the hours of work, which may include Saturdays, to be set by the needs of the program. The project is currently scheduled to run from January 1, 2013 – September 30, 2013, but the availability of trainees and other factors might require some flexibility.