The mission of the Criminal Division's Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) is to develop and administer technical and developmental assistance designed to enhance the capabilities of foreign justice sector institutions and their law enforcement personnel. This assistance is administered in order to enable those institutions and their personnel to more effectively combat terrorism, organized crime, corruption, financial crimes and other types of crime in a manner consistent with the rule of law. The assistance is also administered to enable those institutions and their personnel to more effectively cooperate regionally and with the United States in combating such crime. http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/opdat.
The RLA will represent the Department of Justice and OPDAT in the implementation of justice sector technical assistance activities designed to improve the capacity of the criminal justice systems in Ethiopia and other countries located in the Horn of Africa region to combat terrorism and transnational crime consistent with the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) Rabat Memorandum on Good Practices for Effective Counterterrorism Practice in the Criminal Justice Sector (Rabat Memorandum). The RLA will be responsible for promoting engagement with relevant components within the Ethiopian criminal justice system, as well as with the East Africa-based Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the African Union, and relevant components of the United Nations. The RLA will coordinate with these entities in capacity building efforts focused on the implementation of legislation and practices in Ethiopia and in the Horn of Africa that are consistent with the GCTF Rabat Memorandum. The RLA would also be expected to provide technical assistance in areas that could include criminal procedure code reform, counterterrorism capacity development, and legislative drafting.
Required Qualifications: To qualify for this position, applicants must possess ALL of the requirements below:
1. A J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of any State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia, and be an active member of the bar in good standing.
2. At least four (4) years of post J.D. legal experience, to include four (4) years of prosecutorial experience at the federal or state level.
Preferred qualifications: Applicants should have a thorough understanding and practical knowledge of DOJ and other USG approaches and policies involving transnational crimes, terrorism, and security and justice sector development issues, including training and institution-building.
The successful applicant should also have:
• Ability to function effectively in an international, multi-cultural environment;
• Excellent interpersonal and management skills;
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
• Extensive prosecution experience; and
• Experience in bar activities, teaching, designing course curricula, and/or work with international development projects
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and a list of eligible candidates will be referred to the hiring manager every two weeks. The vacancy may be closed at any time if a selection is made. The Application Package must be received by 11:59 PM, Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
Please submit your application through USAJOBS. The list of required documents can be found in the USAJobs announcement.
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2. Once you have an account, apply to the USAjobs vacancy: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/375407300
Application Deadline: Sept 1, 2014