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We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Police and Peacekeeping Advisor
Job Tracking ID: 512454-613963
Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
Starting Date: ASAP
- Ian, Evan and Alexander Corporation (IEA) is in search of a Police and Peacekeeping Advisor to support the Department of State in Abuja, Nigeria.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Establish and maintain lines of communication with relevant partner country stakeholders in order to advance INL program objectives and U.S. Government stabilization objectives to include facilitating meetings and information flows between all parties responsible for the recruitment, generation, training, deployment and sustainment of TPUs. This will include facilitating coordination between the NPF, Nigerian military, and US military advisors, and other stakeholders as identified.
- Identify roadblocks to implementation and offer ways to overcome roadblocks.
- Identify technical areas in which INL training or other programmatic intervention could be beneficial to the overall goals of the TPU program.
- Participate in senior level meetings and exercises in the participating partners and elsewhere as directed by INL to provide expert level police peacekeeping input (PPAs will always represent themselves as TPCs and NOT as employees of the US Government).
- Maintain knowledge of contemporary, professional police operational and management principles, techniques, and issues, which are appropriate for international application.
- Develop and maintain professional contacts with INL program managers (both domestic and overseas), foreign government officials, relevant donors (e.g. the UK), and community partners to strengthen TPU program implementation.
- Liaise with community and civil society in the regions where TPUs will deploy and facilitate greater collaboration, understanding, and coordination between the NPF/TPUs and the receiving communities.
- Work with the Government of Nigeria to establish a system to prevent, investigate, and act upon any allegations of human rights, including sexual exploitation and abuse.
- Support the partner’s development of standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the TPU initiative, foster a proactive planning and training regime, and streamline the deployment management systems for greater efficiency and timeliness
- Assist the NPF to develop and implement a strategy and operational doctrine for the proposed TPU.
- Assist the NPF in developing logistical support systems for the resupply of fuel, food and other consumables, especially in remote areas.
- Assist in the development of performance goals/benchmark indicators and evaluation metrics for each stage of the force-generation and deployment process.
- Facilitate the NPF’s coordination with US military and Nigerian military personnel to ensure TPUs are deployed to regions in the northeast deemed advisable by the military.
- Help ensure that the NPF develops its own capacity to train future TPUs through its Peacekeeping Training Office.
- Engage with partner stakeholders to scope current and existing structures and processes for force generation and sustainment, including to the extent possible, budgetary commitment throughout the training cycle.
- Work with the partner to document current and existing structures and processes for force generation (to include budgeting, planning, and management) and identify gaps and opportunities for enhancement.
- Provide recommendations to INL and the GON on how to improve processes and procedures.
- Advise senior police officials of the NPF, logistics and deployment managers, training managers, and trainers in pre-deployment planning, administration, and training implementation to build on existing capacity and current processes.
- Facilitate the adoption of revised methods and process to support timely deployment procedures, where appropriate.
- U.S. Citizen or Third Country National (TCN).
- A minimum combined eighteen (18) years of demonstrated experience as a sworn civilian law enforcement officer in a law enforcement organization of at least 25 people, and/or in a UN peacekeeping mission, having held a supervisory role for at least 10 of the 18 years.
- Demonstrated experience assessing and/or managing the organizational structure and operating modalities of a police agency, including making recommendations for improving how the organization functions, in areas such as human resources, recruitment, training, staffing, logistics, and resource deployment.
- Demonstrated excellent oral and written English grammar and communication skills; cultural sensitivity; political and organizational acumen; and interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated experience building capacity in a foreign police organization in an advisory capacity.
- Demonstrated initiative, well-developed problem-solving skills, flexibility, receptivity, and creativity in dealing with problems and conflicts.
- A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution in a relevant field
- Demonstrated ability to interact with high-level officials (governmental and non- governmental).
- Demonstrated significant knowledge of or experience in military operations and/or humanitarian operations.
- Demonstrated experience developing or managing internal accountability systems related to military or police officer misconduct, or experience working in/with external accountability mechanisms
- A Master’s Degree or higher from an accredited institution in criminal justice or a related field.
- Demonstrated experience in peacekeeping operations, either with the UN Department for Peacekeeping Operations or in a field-level peacekeeping mission or other foreign assistance programs.
- Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of police peacekeeping doctrine, policy, issues, and training standards.
- Three (03) years’ demonstrated experience working on international police development or reform.
- Demonstrated background in strategic planning or change management.
- Demonstrated background or experience in project or program management.
- One (01) year demonstrated experience in developing country environments and demonstrated experience working with embassies overseas.
Note: 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.