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Investigations Advisor

Date Posted
3rd August 2017
Security & Armed Forces
Job Type
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) seeks an Investigations Advisor for a project focused on strengthening the criminal justice system of Jamaica.

Job Description

This 2-year program will involve working closely with the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), the Department of Public Prosecution, and the Judiciary.

The Investigations Advisor will serve as a technical lead on project activities related to this sub-area of expertise and will collaborate closely with other project team members and government staff. The position reports to the Chief of Party, based in Washington, DC.

Major duties and responsibilities include:

  • Provide investigative training, advice, and mentoring to the JCF’s Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime (CTOC) Division and the Financial Investigations Division to develop their capacity to investigate complex crimes, including money laundering cases.
  • Assist the JCF to strengthen its functions and better collaborate among themselves and with prosecutors.
  • Assist in policies and standard operating procedures to strengthen the current case management system, including proper case preparation in a timely manner to lighten case load and to review the severity of the case in order to determine level of priority.
  • Provide periodical reports to assess the effectiveness of the advisory role toward reaching the long-term goals of the program.


Education, Experience and Other Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in law, police studies, criminal justice or related field of study; Master’s Degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant technical experience in investigative bodies, preferably police organizations.
  • Command police experience, including supervision of field and administrative personnel.
  • Experience working in the common-law system required.
  • Experience working in the Caribbean strongly preferred.
  • Experience serving as a trainer, supervisor or mentor required.
  • Experience working with donor-funded projects strongly preferred.
  • Superior interpersonal and diplomatic skills, with ability to work with a variety of counterparts, including cabinet-level officials.
  • Demonstrated leadership, adaptability, and integrity.
  • Proven success in managing technical and operational teams.
  • Fluency in English is required.


Caribbean nationals are encouraged to apply.

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