Senior Corrections Advisor-Liberia

Tetra Tech
Washington, DC
Jun 19, 2017
Jun 21, 2017
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Tetra Tech 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 a competitive full range compensation package including; company subsidized medical, vision, dental and prescription coverage; company paid life insurance and long-term disability; 401 (k) with company match; employee stock purchase plan; parking/transit benefits and so much more! PRO-Telligent, A Tetra Tech Company a leader in consulting, engineering, environmental science and technical services worldwide has a challenging and immediate opportunity for a highly motivated professional, is seeking an experienced Senior Corrections Advisor for a government client. The position will be based in Liberia.The Senior Corrections Advisor will provide technical corrections expertise on behalf of INL and advise the MOJ and BCR on ways to reform the corrections/prisons system in a way that complies with the UN's Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners with the overarching goal of a safe, secure, and humane corrections system. The Senior Corrections Advisor may be assigned shift work throughout Liberia. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Serve as INL's corrections subject matter expert in Liberia Train and mentor Liberian corrections officials Advise the INL Director and Deputy in Monrovia and INL Liberia Program Officer on the design and coordination of corrections programs for Liberia in concert with other US, international, and Liberian law enforcement and criminal justice programs Provide subject matter expertise and policy analysis to INL staff and Liberian corrections officials, including, but not limited to, corrections personnel training and curriculum; prisoner classification and case management; prison administrative procedures and information systems; prisoner reintegration and rehabilitation programs including, vocational and educational opportunities; prison census and files; human rights issues related to prisoner incarceration; strategic planning and budgeting; development of correctional capacities and institutions; and refurbishment and/or construction of correctional facilities and activation plans Organize and participate in meetings, seminars, and exercises to develop plans/programs for implementation of corrections assistance in Liberia and improve overall capacities to effectively modernize existing institutions Prepare background materials, talking points, updates, and reports used by INL in preparing reports, speeches, briefings, and testimony to articulate INL engagement on Liberia's corrections system and aspects of corrections reform Participate in and/or lead assessments - as requested by INL - of current GOL corrections systems and US pro- gram efforts and impact; brief those assessments to senior INL and interagency officials; and, on the basis of those assessments, propose future activities and/or remedial actions Develop close working relationships with relevant GOL and UN Corrections Advisory Unit (CAU) counterparts, relevant national and international NGOs, including ICRC, relevant international actors, other INL/USAID/DOS and USG actors and the Police Advisors in this Task Order as suitable, to coordinate programming and plans. Combining re- sources and activities among USG programs shall be a priority whenever deemed efficient and in the best interest of programming Perform site visits and assess various prisons and detention centers throughout Liberia Participate, as requested by the INL Monrovia sections, at domestic and international conferences on Government of Liberia corrections reforms Participate in outreach activities with domestic and international law enforcement communities to increase awareness of INL programs and policies and solicit greater cooperation and participation Supervise additional corrections technical experts if additional positions are added to this Task Order in the future Establish effective professional relationships with the appropriate GOL officials as directed by INL Monrovia, including but not limited to: the Office of the Solicitor General, the judiciary, and the BCR, as well as, Prison Fellowship and UN CAU Coordinate regularly with the INL Director and Deputy in Monrovia, including providing updates on programmatic problems and developments Maintain extensive knowledge of justice sector actors, entities, and Liberian law Understand and interpret GOL policies, procedures, and directives in relations to the Corrections arenaEDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION: US Citizen Ability to possess/maintain MRPT certification At least 10 years' recent experience in corrections operations, management, organizational development, planning and/or training, 2 years of which must have been at the rank of assistant warden (or equivalent) or higher At least 4 years' experience in senior management roles responsible for strategic planning, resource management, and budgeting Must satisfy the requirements for Corrections Advisor IV outlined in the base contract Must have a total of not less than 15 years professional work experience Graduation from a certified state or federal corrections or probation officer training academy. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Individuals without a degree but with at least five years of corrections management experience at the rank of warden (or equivalent) or higher will be considered Knowledge and experience dealing with organized criminal groups operating in a prison environment Superior interpersonal skills Superior writing and communication skills A mission-oriented perspective Demonstrated capacity to seek out and establish relationships with stakeholders within the US Government, foreign governments, and/or NGO community and effectively coordinate with government and non-government actors to achieve concrete results, particularly in challenging environments Ability to adapt to changing circumstances and to brief senior level policy-makers​Desired Qualifications: Experience working on development or related programs in active-insurgency/conflict/post-conflict environments. Experience working in Liberia or elsewhere in West Africa. Experience working with US government agencies (eg, Department of State, Justice, Defense, USAID) abroad. Experience/expertise developing corrections reform programs, especially in an international environment. To be considered applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:Cover LetterCV in reverse chronological form Complete additional internal application (if required) 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. If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, for immediate consideration submit your resume to Please mention the position you are applying for in your cover letter and include salary requirements. 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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