Sr. Justice Advisor- Central African Republic

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/13/2023 12:06 PM)
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Sr. Justice Advisor- Central African Republic


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.

Location- Central African Republic



  • Participate in the continual analysis and evaluation of Central African criminal justice institutions to include assessments of the organizational and operational capacities of the various elements of the judicial police, prosecutors, defense lawyers, judges, courts, prisons, bar associations, and other related justice agencies. Provide expert advice on justice, human rights, and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) issues in the CAR to the INL/AME Program Officer, their designee, the Ambassador/Chargé d’Affaires, the DCM, other relevant Embassy officers, and INL’s Washington, DC program office. 
  • Provide advice and technical assistance to prosecutors, defense lawyers, court officials and staff, judicial police officers, corrections officials and officers, bar and legal associations, justice and legal-oriented academies and educational institutions, the National School for Magistrates and Administration (ENAM), and other criminal justice officials and officers, as requested, in improving operations, investigations, procedures, administration, resource management, internal discipline, and overall efforts at expanding the capabilities and modernizing criminal justice institutions in CAR.

Maintain Political Liaison:

  • Generate support for and actively advance U.S. policy objectives with key host government officials. Under the direction of the INL Program Officer and the DCM (or his designee) and in coordination with the Embassy’s Regional Security Office (RSO), USAID, Department of Defense, and other U.S. agencies, as well as other international donors (e.g., MINUSCA, UNDP, UN Women, EU Delegation, GIZ, DFID), coordinate activities and avoid repetition in order to ensure a coherent approach to criminal justice sector assistance in international criminal justice programs.

Program Planning, Development, Implementation and Budgeting:

  • Provide strategic planning and process development guidance to the INL/AME Program Officer on all phases of project execution from development though implementation, including planning, scheduling, budgeting, monitoring, and coordination.
  • Work with INL/AME Program Officer to provide technical assistance to INL implementing partners and Central African justice sector officials and officers to improve national and provincial standardized training courses for prosecutors, defense lawyers, judges, court staff, judicial police, prisons, and other criminal justice personnel, ensuring that the courses are approved by the leadership of the these entities, the Ministry of Justice, and other relevant CAR government offices and agencies.
  • Provide feedback to INL/AME Program Officer to improve training and technical assistance projects. Identify logistical support requirements; provide advice and assistance in preparation of documentation for procurement of technical services, training, and commodities, and the monitoring of procurement actions, including drafting source-origin waivers, bid solicitations, scopes of work, and delivery of items procured to support INL Bangui projects in the CAR.

Integration of Complementary Programs:

  • Work with U.S., international, NGO, and Central African institutions and agencies to ensure the full integration of training and justice sector development efforts with parallel efforts to create new internal control systems, civil society outreach, rule of law, and a culture of lawfulness.

End Use Monitoring:

  • Ensure U.S. Government-provided commodities are effectively utilized and actively prevent fraud, corruption, waste, or mismanagement of projects though continuous oversight, and end use monitoring at all sites.

Working Responsibilities:

  • As directed by the DCM and with receipt of guidance from the INL Program Officer, manage large projects to achieve INL Bangui objectives.

Briefing and Reporting:

  • Prepare, coordinate, and ensure the timely issuance of one-time and periodic reports on INL-supported projects to include the impact of legislation and the political environment on state and local force development. Prepare periodic status reports, budget reports, and program reviews. Track progress of training in achieving larger INL Bangui goals.
  • Assist in escorting and arranging appropriate itineraries for official travelers.
  • Brief Department, Congressional, Staff Delegations and other selected international dignitaries on the U.S. and host government criminal justice projects as they pertain to INL Bangui projects. 

Security of Training Teams and Personnel:

  • Advise the INL/AME Program Officer and the RSO on matters related to personnel and physical security at all project locations and personnel operating in support of INL Bangui projects. Coordinate with other embassy units and host country agencies to assess threat levels at project sites, develop threat reduction measures, and implement appropriate security plans to project personnel and equipment.
  • In coordination with the RSO, prepare and update security instructions, and operational plans and procedures for incoming trainers. Conduct site surveys and develop site emergency evacuation plans based on threat assessments for training areas and ensure all official personnel in the area of training are aware of such instructions plans and procedures.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • U.S. citizen, Third Country National (TCN), or Local National (LN)
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in international relations, law enforcement, public policy or related field (5 years professional law experience can be substituted)
  • Three to eight years of experience related to the legal profession, courts, criminology, and/or public administration, experience briefing in English
  • Preference of demonstrated experience working overseas in an Embassy environment
  • Knowledge of, and skill in, correct usage of English grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and style
  • A Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher, or equivalent, in Criminal Justice, Law, or related field.
  • French language capability at or above the Foreign Service Institute’s defined 3/3 level (Fluent Proficiency) or equivalent. Demonstration or proof of required language capability should be available unless the individual is a native French speaker.
  • Fluent in the English language (spoken and written) according to the Foreign Service Institute’s defined 3/3 level (Fluent Proficiency) or equivalent. Basic word processing skills and ability to use Microsoft Office products.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of professional level work experience in the area of law or criminal justice operations, management, and/or training. Career path shall have included jobs with increasing scope and responsibilities at the executive or managerial level.
  • A minimum of two (02) years of experience working overseas in a post conflict or reconstruction program involved in development and capacity building of justice sector, legal assistance access, SGBV, and other criminal justice institutions.
  • A minimum of three (03) years in managing legal or court officials and staff, ensuring sustainability of projects through provision of appropriate training, technical assistance, and mentoring, and a displayed ability to integrate competing needs.
  • A minimum of two (02) years of experience working within a civil law context. The SJA shall utilize this experience and knowledge about the civil law system towards analysis and program evaluation in all areas of national, provincial, and municipal legal, criminal justice, and SGBV prevention and victim’s assistance.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing training plans, statements of work, standard operating procedures, and detailed instructions. Must be comfortable speaking publicly and shall prepare and provide briefings in English and French.
  • Demonstrated experience working with international and foreign assistance entities, assistance missions, programs, and implementers.


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