INL Drug Reduction Supply Program Advisor

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 2 months ago(6/15/2022 12:50 PM)
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INL Drug Reduction Supply Program Advisor


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EverWatch is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information, citizenship or immigration status, and veteran status or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.

INL’s Office of Global Policy and Programs (INL/GPP) leads the Bureau’s policy development and program management in the area of drug supply reduction with a specific focus on synthetic drugs, including opioids. INL/GPP is responsible for working with various counterparts across the Department of State and within the U.S. interagency, including the Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Department of The Treasury. In addition, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector also form key partners in INL efforts to reduce the supply of synthetic drugs. INL/GPP manages an annual Drug Supply Reduction budget of $17 million.

The Drug Supply Reduction Program Advisor will provide technical expertise, program assistance and support expertise to INL/GPP on the management of Drug Supply Reduction programs, particularly in the area of synthetic drugs.

This position is designated as 80% telework, with 2 days per pay period required in office.



  • Participate as a team member responsible for the Drug Supply Reduction program in support of the Supervisory Foreign Affairs Officer/Team Leader.
  • Advise the Supervisory Foreign Affairs Officer/Team Leader on the daily implementation of the Drug Supply Reduction program.
  • Provide logistics and administrative support, prepare documentation, briefing materials and all other necessary correspondence concerning the Drug Supply Reduction program issues.
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships with office and other INL colleagues, members of USG law enforcement agencies, and USG personnel assigned to US Embassies.
  • Provide program guidance to the Supervisory Foreign Affairs Officer/Team leader as on the administration of the Drug Supply Reduction program.
  • Support development, monitoring and the implementation and performance of programs and projects being implemented through the Drug Supply Reduction budget line.
  • Draft a variety of technical, programmatic, funding, and informational memoranda and other documentation; assist in the preparation of Congressional testimony or responses to questions, press guidance, and interagency documents in accordance with Department policies and regulations.
  • Liaise with U.S. intra-agency partners advising them of stated policies and programs in the area of Drug Supply Reduction to include briefings, both written and oral, to senior officials.
  • Assist the Supervisory Foreign Affairs Officer/Team Leader on drafting, reviewing, and amending procurement requests and other documents required to obligate funding through the Drug Supply Reduction line item, including interagency agreements, grants, and letters of agreement with international organizations, as assigned.
  • Assist in planning and managing funds in coordination with partner agencies, international organizations, and other implementers. • Support Bureau and Department principals through the drafting of policy papers and briefing memoranda as well as provide logistical and policy support for travel and congressional testimony, as assigned.


  • U.S. Citizen.
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • A Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Two to four years’ experience in international affairs or related field; Demonstrated knowledge of specific country issues, including preferred specialized knowledge of international narcotics and law enforcement, or similar type programs sufficient to ensure project work is in compliance with management policies and procedures and in conformance with the Foreign Assistance Act and other regulatory procedures and guidelines;
  • Proven knowledge of Federal policies and procedures including methods of providing assistance and the Federal budget process.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of players. • Demonstrated ability to provide advice, guidance, and consultation with regard to the interpretation and application of analysis
  • Experience drafting U.S. government reports and documents, such as the International Narcotics
  • Control Strategy Report (INCSR), embassy cables, and other documents.


Demonstrated experience in developing, directing, providing oversight, monitoring, and evaluating regional/multi-country programs.

  • Demonstrated experience working and coordinating with other relevant U.S. government agencies (e.g., Departments of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy).
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing programs focused on Drug Supply Reduction and/or criminal justice programs, preferably with INL, specifically in completing budget formulations and obligation processes, drafting budget justifications and decision memos, tracking expenditures, extending the period of performance, and conducting repurposing requests.
  • Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of the State Department’s foreign assistance process, the structure and hierarchy of U.S. embassies, and familiarity with the interagency law enforcement community.
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise with U.S. embassies, other State Department offices, members of relevant USG agencies, host nation government, civil society and private sector representatives, international organizations and the broader international community of criminal justice and public health professionals in developing and coordinating INL programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with others at all levels to prepare, analyze, explain and defend determinations and requirements with respect to conformance to applicable laws, policies and other regulatory guidelines; and advise program officials.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing speeches, policy or position papers, and Information Memos.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting policy and program analysis, including monitoring of activities in the field, meeting with government and civil society partners, and producing trip reports with recommendations for senior leadership.
  • Demonstrated four (04) years’ experience working with the Department of State.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written English communication skills and superior interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated work experience in managing complex projects which include determining and validating requirements, implementing INL rules, policies, and regulations, and supporting the foreign assistance process through managing budget processes and justification.

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