Law Enforcement Finance Advisor - Liberia
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 seeking a highly motivated professional Law Enforcement Finance Advisor shall provide mentorship to the Liberian National Police (LNP) and Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (LDEA) to develop a sustainable financial system to include, but not limited to, identifying "ghost" employees and other fraudulent activities to respond to illegal behavior. The candidate will help to institutionalize a system for creating and justifying credible budget requests, through reporting of how resources were spent; develop and implement a sustainable financial system and develop and implement a sustainable accounting system utilizing generally accepted accounting principles, professional standards of financial controls, processes; and procedures in order to ensure financial integrity, transparency, and accountability with Government of Liberia (GOL) standards. The candidate will communicate regularly with the INL/Liberia office and coordinate efforts with the CO and/ or COR. The Finance Advisor will work with the leadership of LNP to develop and implement standards of practice in order to enhance LNP's capacity for Procurement. The candidate will create, maintain and present various reports as necessary. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Advise and mentor LNP administration personnel to implement a new procurement system, in line with proper specifications Support liaison efforts with LNP representatives, the Liberian Ministry of Finance, the Liberian Ministry of Justice, UN-MIL, and other donors on issues related to LNP budgeting and finance Provide budget mentorship to LDEA, in coordination with the Counternarcotics Advisor, and to the Ministry of Justice in coordination with INL's JAMS project, on an as needed Coordinate and collaborate with INL's JAMS project in order to mentor LNP and LDEA to implement administrative changes and requirements as they are developed Be responsive to Liberian priorities and US government (USG) goals and strategic objectives for Liberia Maintain regular communication with the INL Director in Monrovia Assist in briefing senior US Mission officials Provide professional advice to the US Embassy, UNPOL, the MOJ, the LNP, and other key partners Provide advice to the INL Director in Monrovia and to INL's senior bilateral police advisor on programmatic challenges and areas Monitor accountability and functionality of equipment and facilities provided to the LNP by the US government Coordinate with and mentor LNP administrative staff, in consultation and coordination with the Senior Advisors Other duties as assignedEDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION:Master's Degree in financial management, public finance, business, accounting, or a related field 10 years of experience in executive-level financial management, public finance, business, accounting, or a related field 5 years of experience in an organization with at least 500 employees and multiple locations various states/countries; and/or in State or Federal government as a GS-14 or equivalent 5 years of that experience in a position which dealt with both internal and external partners 1 year of experience working as an advisor/mentor in an international mission Previous responsibility for coordination of or participation in negotiations with outside organizations Strong analytical skills and ability to handle complex situations Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively both in a team environment and independently Excellent oral and written communication skills Ability to possess/maintain MRPT certification Fluent in English DESIRED QUALIFICATION:Experience in police development/reform overseas or other relevant experience overseas, particularly in developing countries Extensive experience managing and/or directing programs in police force Knowledge of USG contracting practices and experience in contract oversight Experience working or coordinating with USG agencies (eg, USAID, Justice, State, and/or Defense) Ability to explain, promote, and defend USG policies to senior law enforcement officials of other nations and the host country and representatives of international organizations Demonstrated experience implementing financial controls that overcame corruption Possess strong leadership/influencing skills; able to prioritize personal and team activities Ability to exercise a high degree of professional judgment, diplomacy, and tact at all times in order to build successful relationships with Liberian partners and the international community To be considered applicants must submit Cover letter and CV in reverse chronological form. 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 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.