ERU/PSU Project Manager - Liberia

Tetra Tech
Washington, DC
Jun 13, 2017
Jun 21, 2017
Full Time
Tetra Tech, a leader in consulting, engineering, environmental science and technical services worldwide has a challenging and immediate opportunity for a highly motivated professional in our growing Pro-Telligent business unit. We are a diverse company, embracing talented individuals with expertise in project management, subject matter, global health, engineering, construction, safety, security and information technology. PRO-Telligent, A Tetra Tech Company, is seeking an experienced ERU/PSU Project Manager for a government client. The position will be based in Liberia. An ERU/PSU Project Manager will be responsible for the overall effectiveness of the ERU/PSU Training Mentor Teams. The ERU/ PSU Project Manager will coordinate and supervise the work of the ERU/PSU Training Mentor Team, which will help the ERU and PSU to strengthen basic policing skills in a democratic society with utmost respect for human rights. The ERU/PSU Project Manager will support the LNP's recruitment and training for ERU/PSU classes including the provision of equipment and oversight of delivery, and verify that the LNP is prepared to support their trainees. The ERU/PSU Project Manager will be responsible for developing the ERU/PSU Training Mentor Team, with the goal of a PSU of 2000 trained, equipped, and active personnel. The ERU/PSU Project Manager will be responsible for developing the ERU/PSU Training Mentor team, with the goal of an ERU of 500 trained and equipped and certified personnel. The ERU/PSU Project Manager shall support the LNP IG, the LNP Deputy for Operations, and Assistant Commissioners for Operations and Administrative Support in coordinating the administration of the US government's ERU and PSU assistance projects, unless directed otherwise by Embassy Monrovia personnel. The ERU/PSU Project Manager shall communicate regularly with the INL Director in Monrovia and coordinate efforts with the CO and/or COR, in order to make certain such effort remains within policy objectives as determined by the US Ambassador to Liberia. Such communications and coordination will not involve any change to or expansion of the scope of work, costs, or contractual obligations. If, in the opinion, of the Contractor such communications and technical direction from the COR calls for effort outside the scope of the task order or is inconsistent with the requirements, the Contractor shall notify the CO in writing within ten working days after the receipt of any such instruction. The Contractor shall not proceed with the work affected by the communications and/or technical direction unless and until the Contractor is notified by the CO that such communications and/or technical direction is within the scope of the task order. The ERU/PSU Project Manager may work in Monrovia or in other parts of Liberia. Shift work may be assigned. The ERU/PSU Project Manager shall coordinate with the UNPOL Commissioner, the UNPOL Operations Division, and other US bi-lateral police advisors.The ERU/PSU Project Manager shall help the ERU develop a personnel plan, including requirements that current personnel meet individual and collective performance standards; a remedial plan to retrain or dismiss personnel who do not pass the recertification; a recruiting plan to hire and train new personnel; and a professional development plan which rewards competence and ethical conduct while holding accountable incompetence and unethical conduct.The ERU/PSU Project Manager shall help the ERU and PSU to develop systems of regular accountability for their personnel, weapons, vehicles, facilities, finances, equipment, and supplies in coordination with other US bilateral and UNPOL advisors. The ERU/PSU Project Manager shall assist the ERU and PSU in the development of a training plan, to include training for new ERU and PSU personnel, in-service training for current ERU and PSU personnel, and training for ERU and PSU personnel who are deployed throughout the country. GOL leadership and ownership of this training plan is critical, and its development will be done in close coordination with the LNP's ERU/PSU training corps and leadership and will include training standards, timelines, locations, identification of already-available resources, and an itemized list of additional resources necessary for training.The ERU/PSU Project Manager shall help the ERU and PSU to effectively implement these training plans. The ERU/PSU Project Manager will monitor and evaluate the progress and success of ERU and PSU trainees, ensuring that training standards are followed. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Providing advice to the US Embassy, UNPOL, the MOJ, the LNP, and other key partners on matters relating to the development of criteria for selection, vetting, and training of persons selected for the ERU and PSU Exercising particular care in following US Embassy Monrovia established vetting procedures in accordance with the Leahy Law, a law that prohibits US foreign assistance to any unit of the security forces of a foreign country if evidence exists that members of that unit have committed gross violations of human rights, in coordination with the US Embassy Providing advice to the INL Director in Monrovia and to INL's senior bilateral police advisor on programmatic challenges and areas where US Embassy intervention could help achieve the US government's goals and objectives Providing real-time updates to the INL Director Monrovia on unfolding security situations around the country, particularly those in which the PSU and/or ERU are involved Monitoring equipment and facilities provided to the ERU and PSU by the US government. Developing procurement specifications for equipment purchases and infrastructure development for the ERU and PSU Coordinating with and mentoring ERU and PSU administrative and training staff as well as the NPTA leadership, in consultation and coordination with the Senior Advisors and UNPOL leadershipEDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION: US Citizen Ability to possess/maintain a secret clearance, ability to deploy with an interim secret clearance Graduate of any US local, state, or Federal law enforcement academy Graduate of any US local, state, or Federal special weapons and tactics training school (minimum of 40 hours) Possess experience as a member of a special weapons and tactics unit and have at least 5 years' experience in a leadership position as a member of that team Must have ten years of police experience in a full-service US local or state police agency, excluding training Must have experience mentoring and monitoring the work of those under his/her supervision. Excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills Ability to build and maintain key relationships in a culturally diverse environment and negotiate the resolution of conflicting views to enable project implementation Must be able to communicate in English with accuracy and fluency in order to participate fully and effectively in conversations on a variety of topics in formal and informal settings from both concrete and abstract perspectives Must be able to discuss their interests and special fields of competence, explain complex matters in detail, and provide lengthy and coherent narrations, all with ease, fluency, and accuracy. If a verification of English competency is requested by INL, candidates must receive a superior level rating from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) A working knowledge and demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and Power-Point Must be in possession of a current and valid driving license for at least one year Experience working with international police counterparts, including training Must satisfy the requirements of a Police Advisor IV outlined in the base contract Desired Qualifications: Experience in five or more of the following areas: Senior management/senior level command experience. Executive leadership development. Criminal investigation management. Community policing and outreach. Policy development. Armed police support and specialized units. Train-the-trainer. Intelligence. Crime analysis. Traffic management. Police reform and restructuring. Experience in project development and management. Experience working on an international police mission. Bachelor's degree. Graduate of FBI National Academy (or similar training). Five or more years of supervision/management experience. Experience managing/directing training unit or police academy. Ability to effectively build coalitions. Strong communications skills with the ability to mediate problems. Decision-making ability to accomplish strategic aims and objectives. Business acumen. To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:* Cover Letter* CV in reverse chronological format Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. Please ensure that all necessary documents are uploaded, as incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. No phone calls will be accepted. Tetra Tech Inc. is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees-16,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. Tetra Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value workplace diversity. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. Please visit our website at to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on. If you are disabled and need assistance with your job application process, please fax the position you are applying for to: 703-414-5593.

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