INL Citizen Security Advisor

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 1 month ago(7/19/2022 7:50 AM)
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INL Citizen Security Advisor


EverWatch is a government solutions company providing advanced defense, intelligence, and deployed support to our country’s most critical missions.  We are a full-service government solutions company. Harnessing the most advanced technology and solutions, we strengthen defenses and control environments to preserve continuity and ensure mission success.


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.


The Citizen Security Advisor, working with a team of military experts from the Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at National Defense University, will provide advice, mentoring, and training to Ecuador’s leading national security officials on the development a national security staffing mechanism to advise Ecuador’s President, foreign policy, and security sector institutions. The Citizen Security Advisor will provide strategic advice to Ecuadorian officials, INL Ecuador, and INL/WHP on how Ecuador can improve its efforts to counter threats to its national security, including countering transnational criminal organization, gang violence, and corruption, and will provide mentoring, training, and advise on improving Ecuador’s national security decision making process and institutional structure.


100% Telework available with 5 TDYs to Quito, Equador during contract



  • Advises Ecuadorian national security officials on steps needed to improve the national security decision making process and institutional structure and provide timely and strategic advice to the Ecuadorian President and senior government officials.
  • Collaborates with officials from the Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies to design tabletop exercises (TTX) for Ecuadorian national security officials.
  • Participate in planning and preparation meetings in advance of TTXes.
  • Assess Ecuadorian national security capacity.
  • Advise on next steps to improve the national security system and provide strategic advice to the Ecuadorian government to combat transnational criminal threats.
  • Travel to Ecuador for repeated in person engagements to conduct tabletop exercises and meet with national security officials. This will require a minimum of three to five trips to Ecuador to include:
    • 1) Five (05) day trip to meet with Embassy Quito, Ecuador’s point of contact, and prospective national security staff to plan and prepare TTX.
    • 2) Five (05) day trip for TTX group 1
    • 3) Five (05) day trip for TTX group 2
    • 4) Five (05) day trip to validate TTX findings
    • 5) Five (05) day trip to consult on developing a plan of action.

*The number of trips may be higher or lower, subject to mutual agreement between The Perry Center, Embassy Quito, and the Ecuadorian government based on evolving needs.

  • Advises INL/WHP and INL Ecuador on how to improve programs to more effectively address weaknesses within the Ecuadorian national security bureaucracy.
  • Drafts and contributes toward any written products, strategies, and/or trip reports produced by the Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies team.





  • A minimum of twenty (20) years of related experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge experience using Microsoft Office Suite; Knowledge of and skill in correct usage of English grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization and style.
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of the telephone and voicemail.
  • Demonstrated experience working with the United States National Security Council.


  • Demonstrated experience working for the State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, directing international foreign assistance programs and advising on antinarcotics and citizen security related policy issues.
  • Demonstrated experience serving with the State Department in the Western Hemisphere Bureau, preferably the Office of Andean Affairs.
  • Demonstrated experience advising senior government officials on national security, transnational crime, and civilian security.
  • Comfortable working in Spanish 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.
  • Demonstration or proof of language capability required unless the individual is a native Spanish speaker.


  • A Master’s degree from an accredited institution.



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