Leahy Law Analyst

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 10-12-2018
The Kenjya-Trusant Group is seeking a Senior Leahy Law Analyst to support the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Office of Security and Human Rights (DRL/SHR) Department’s implementation of the Leahy law, specifically with regard to vetting candidates for assistance.

  •  Use the internet and classified databases, including SCI sources and methods information and derived intelligence products, when relevant, to check security forces members’ and/or units’ name for derogatory information. If no derogatory information has been uncovered, approve request utilizing INVEST, the State Department’s official system of record keeping for Leahy vetting. If derogatory information has been found, inform responsible DRL officer, regional bureau vetting POC and work with relevant offices to verify the hit.
  • Complete vetting searches within designate time frame, e.g. within 10 working day of receipt from post.
  • Compile data on office vetting requests. Provide periodic reports to management on vetting case load.
  • Make recommendations on vetting procedure, when requested by management.
  • Participate in bureau meetings including SCI level briefings on issues related to human rights vetting.
  • Using open source and classified resources develop foreign country security force organizational charts.
  • Map credible allegations of gross violations of human rights, geographically, functionally and in time. Advise which foreign units are ineligible for security assistance.
  • Provide support to developing individual country remediation strategies.

  • Familiarity with the principles, theories, and practices of international relations.
  • Ability to apply these to participation in Bureau activities in order to promote the values of democracy and human rights throughout the world.
  • Familiarity with security forces, military organizations, and equipment, especially of non-democratic countries.
  • Familiarity with the human rights and democracy records of foreign governments especially of non-democratic countries.
  • Familiarity with Security Assistance programs.
  • General familiarity with worldwide security forces naming conventions.
  • Develop thorough knowledge of Departmental organizations, functions, programs, relationships, and resources. Broad-based knowledge of organizations and programs that constitute the U.S. foreign affairs community.
  • Ability to develop professional working relationships with officers throughout the Department and with the foreign policy community.
  • Proficiency in computerized tracking of action requests, and information searches – both classified and open source.
  • Knowledge of research and analytical methods to validate, evaluate, and interpret information obtained from a variety of sources.
  • Ability to plan and organize activities to independently accomplish assignments according to established policies and practices.
  • Ability to establish liaison with officials in other organizations to provide opportunities for exchanging information of mutual interest.
  • Skill in oral and written communications to prepare and present analysis, to defend recommendations and proposals, and to participate in meetings and discussions.
  • Skill in using open source and classified information sources to map foreign security force units and actions geographically and functionally.
  • Expertise, defined as at least two years of experience using of the Department of State’s International Vetting Security Tracking (INVEST) system to vet and make recommendations, is absolutely essential.
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