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Senior Corrections SME (ICITAP)

Job ID: 1929067
Location: , Ukraine
Date Posted: Jun 30, 2020
Category: Training
Subcategory: Technical Training
Schedule: Part-Time On Call
Shift: On Call
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Public Trust
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description


  SAIC seeks a senior corrections advisor professional in support of the US Justice Department’s International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) program.   ICITAP is an international law enforcement development agency with projects around the world.  The ICITAP Program offers development assistance through a comprehensive and integrated program of advising, mentoring, training, and technical assistance to professionalize  Correctional service world-wide and develop their capabilities in prisoner intake and classification and pre-release assessment, prison intelligence, prisoner transportation, prison inspectorate, probation service, and training academy.

Duties & Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Observe and assess the management of the prison population, the procedures for responding to critical incidents, conducting staffing analyses based upon facility design and operations (e.g. not staff to prisoner ratios) , and mechanisms for ensuring that prisoners’ human and legal rights are protected.

Review and make recommendation regarding operations such as key control, tool control, searches, facility emergency plans, staff training, maintenance, budgeting, staffing, classification, grievance procedures, entrance operations/visitor screening, and operations of segregation units, etc.

Documented ability to assess, analyse, and produce written communications articulating necessary steps to address in a sustainable manner the staffing, structure, policy, and training needs of the KCS. 

Assess and coordinate with other international correctional system donor efforts. 

Provide reoccurring consultation within the Ministry of Justice Affairs on issues related to the KCS reform efforts.



Minimum of fifteen (15) years U.S. Corrections experience, with at least ten (10) years of senior level experience, three of which must have been at the rank of deputy regional director (or the equivalent) or higher in a U.S. correctional system.

Masters degree in relevant field.  A combination of a Bachelors degree, experience, skills, and law enforcement certifications may replace degree requirement.

Experience in the field(s) of policy formation, organizational development, and management of a correctional institution housing medium or higher custody offenders.

Documented experience as supervisor, manager or warden (or the equivalent) for a state or federal agency.

A comprehensive understanding of corrections from line officer level up to top managerial beyond the warden/superintendent level.

Possess ability to expertly advise correctional services on best practices to enhance the overall criminal justice system by complying with Internationally accepted standards and norms.

Experience in liaising with organizations that deal with prisoner issues such as human rights and substance abuse is required.

Expert at monitoring conditions of confinement. Have comprehensive knowledge of international standards for the treatment of prisoners (Mandela Rules and other UNODC rules and guidelines on prisoners).

Must be knowledgeable about the incarceration of women and juveniles as well as educational and vocational options for both groups.

Documented advanced report writing skills.

Substantial experience in managing organizational reform of a correctional institutions.  

Knowledge of organizational change management.

Experience with correctional systems, such as staffing, finance, budget, training, operations, human resources, internal affairs functions, etc.

Excellent drafting and presentation skills

Ability to conduct extensive internet research utilizing common internet based search platforms. 

Previous field/mission experience

Effective interpersonal communication skills

Experience in planning and delivering diverse training; particularly leadership training for all levels from line to mid-level and executive level staff.

Knowledge of corrections methodologies and evidence-based practices.


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