Justice Sector Advisor (INL)

Minimum Education: Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Clearance Level: Top Secret - SCI
ID: 3105


The Celestar Corporation has been issued an IMMEDIATE Task Order to provide support to the Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). As a result, we’re looking for a Justice Sector Advisor who will be seated in Bangkok, Thailand. If interested and qualified, we welcome you to post for this challenging opportunity.
SECURITY CLEARANCE: This position requires a Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT); the Advisor can begin with an interim MRPT
PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: One (1) Year from the Date of Assignment with the potential for four (4) follow-on Option Years.
The Department of State’s (DOS) Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is the Bureau charged with foreign policy development relating to international crime, drug trafficking, corruption, criminal justice reform, post-conflict/civilian policing, and related issues. In Thailand, and throughout Southeast Asia, INL supports criminal justice sector reforms and facilitates effective cross-border and regional law enforcement cooperation. In Thailand, through a ten-person INL Section at the U.S. Embassy, INL provides training, technical, and material support to police, prosecutors, and judges. INL has a wide array of implementation partners in this effort, including other U.S. agencies and international organizations.
The Justice Sector Advisor will report to Celestar Corporation. The Advisor works most closely with the U.S. Embassy INL Bangkok Director. The Advisor shall coordinate and maintain open, timely, and effective communications with the Post INL Section and the INL Thailand Program Officer in Washington, D.C. resulting in a relationship that proactively addresses potential problems with flexible, workable solutions. 
Hours for this full-time position will be the core hours of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Monday through Friday, 40 hours per week, 8 hours per day.
This position is located at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand.
Travel is anticipated for this position. The Advisor will be required to travel mostly within Thailand but on occasion, also internationally.
The Advisor will bring his/her work experience in the U.S. criminal justice sector to develop expertise of the Thai criminal justice sector and support in-country justice sector program planning, development, and management including oversight and monitoring and evaluation. When required and appropriate, he/she will provide direct training to key Thai institutions on criminal justice topics, best practices, and provide case-based mentorship as needed. INL seeks applicants with the requisite technical expertise to carry out the above-mentioned tasks.
  • Serve as the Justice Sector Advisor within the INL Section in Thailand
  • Provide regular analyses of the Thai justice sector including any key updates; based on the analysis, provide guidance to the INL Director on strategic areas of program development and implementation
  • Coordinate and help to manage all phases of INL justice sector programs in Thailand, including program research, development, implementation, oversight, completion and sustainment, coordinating closely with INL leadership in country and INL HQs; this support will include identification of potential training topics and implementers and coordination of procurement mechanisms for INL Director’s approval
  • Ensure program activities develop local capacity and are appropriate for the local context.
  • Ensure that sustainability is built into all activities
  • Activities should include a broad range of justice sector actors and should be cross-sectoral in nature when appropriate
  • Provide legal mentoring and technical assistance to Thai law drafters, prosecutors, law professors, judges, law enforcement officials, and/or private attorneys on a range of criminal justice issues
  • Identify the most appropriate experts and implementers, including those within the U.S. government, to serve as trainers based on priority topics, coordinating closely with INL HQs
  • Ensure compliance with INL program management policies and procedures.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with officials from the Thai justice sector and other government agencies, including prosecutors, investigators, judges, defense attorneys, civil society, legislators, legal experts, and other rule of law actors, including law enforcement when appropriate.
  • Coordinate with other implementers in the international donor community
  • Maintain close collaboration with any INL grantees, U.S. law enforcement agencies at the Embassy, other U.S. entities receiving foreign assistance through INL, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Coordinate with local civil society organizations to develop an understanding of their challenges and needs, assessment of political developments in the country, as well as opportunities for INL support
  • Draft after-action reports for all discrete training and assistance directly provided by the advisor and provide them to INL leadership in Thailand and INL HQs in a timely manner
  • Cooperate with other sections of the Embassy and other regional INL-funded advisors to facilitate program implementation
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • J.D. degree from an accredited U.S. institution
  • Foreign Language: Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a translator
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Five (5) years of professional legal experience as a U.S. prosecutor, defense attorney, judge, legal analyst or a professor. Demonstrated experience instructing and/or implementing justice sector reform projects (especially in international contexts), analyzing and determining comprehensive program requirements, and proposing feasible solutions for problems in implementation of projects
  • Must be familiar with best practices in investigating, prosecuting, and/or adjudicating criminal cases based on work history
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills.
  • Familiarity with project design and development, program evaluation, strategic planning, and performance metrics
  • Experience assisting foreign countries develop the capacity to strengthen its legal and judicial system
  • Experience advising justice sector and law enforcement sector agencies and offices
  • Experience serving as a trainer in an international context
  • Experience in financial management including budget tracking, preparation of budgets, procurement of goods and services
  • Experience working or coordinating with other relevant USG agencies (e.g., INL, Department of Justice, and USAID) or international organizations or donors (OSCE, European Commission, etc.)
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a Best Athlete Selection Process!  With this in mind, please ensure that the required and/or desired experience is reflected on your resume to receive fair and competitive consideration.
Come onboard with a company that Values its Employees!
Celestar, a Veteran Owned Company, is Very Competitive with Salaries and Benefits. As an example, we offer Company Paid Benefits that include Employee and Family Dental Insurance, Employee Health Insurance. We also offer a 401k retirement company match, paid Holidays and Personal Time Off.
Celestar is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, disability status, gender identity or national origin.

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Minimum physical demands for on task positions: Employee needs to be able to sit at a workstation for extended periods; use hand(s) to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Most positions require ability to work on desktop or laptop computer for extended periods of time reading, reviewing/analyzing information, and providing recommendations, summaries and/or reports in written format. Must be able to effectively communicate with others verbally and in writing. Employee may be required to occasionally lift and/or move moderate amounts of weight, typically less than 20 pounds. Regular and predictable attendance is essential.
Team Members on Task (CONUS only, minimal or no job-related travel):
• Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
• Office Type Environment with Temperature Control. May be exposed to chemicals related to office equipment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. General office environment.
Team Members on task (CONUS and OCONUS assignments, some travel):
• Specific vision abilities required by the job may include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
• Team Members deployed to a combat zone must be physically able to live in austere conditions during off duty time that may include extremes in temperature, noise, and must not have any medical conditions that require access to uninterrupted power sources.
• Team Members deployed to a combat zone will be subject to hazardous conditions which may require them to wear a kevlar helmet, individual body armor and/or wear a gas mask for extended periods of time.

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Celestar is an Equal Employment Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to providing equal opportunity for all applicants or employees on the basis of their race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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