Cyber Investigations Technical Advisor

  • Posted on 13 April 2021

Job Description

About PADF

The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) seeks to create a just, peaceful, and prosperous hemisphere where every person has the opportunity to thrive. We work with vulnerable people across the hemisphere to tackle some of our region’s greatest development challenges. We partner with, empower, and enable civil society, governments, and the private sector for the greater good of the people of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

Position Summary
The Cyber Investigations Technical Advisor will serve as a technical lead on project activities and collaborate closely with other project team members and government staff. The advisor will:

  • Maintain current knowledge of substantive and operational developments in the field of cybercrimes and trends at the national and international levels.
  • Provide training, advice, and mentorship to the cybercrime investigations unit inside MOCA to develop their capacity to investigate cybercrimes performed by organized criminal groups and adhere to best practices to collaborate efficiently and effectively amongst themselves as well as prosecutors.
  • Organize and conduct seminars on detection, investigation, prosecution, and adjudication of cybercrimes and provide technical guidance to host government staff as needed.
  • Provide guidance on developing lower-level cases into larger conspiracy cases that can be presented to either local courts or U.S. Law Enforcement representatives with pertinent evidence for further prosecutions.
  • Assist in improving the current case file management system, to include preparing proper cases in a timely manner to lighten the case load and to determine the severity of the case in order to determine how the case should be prioritized or even disposed of.
  • Maintain awareness of various U.S. and international partners engaged in supporting Jamaica in the detection, investigation, and prosecution of cyber and cyber-enabled crimes. Coordinate to avoid duplication of efforts and share best practices as appropriate.
  • Provide bi-weekly reports, track relevant project indicators for monitoring and evaluation, produce after action reports for trainings, and a final report at program closing.

Personal Characteristics:

· Customer Oriented – Identifies and prioritizes customer needs (INL, the donor + GOJ) and recognizes constraints. Adopts professional approach to stakeholders. Is reliable and delivers on promises.

· Self-confident/Resilient – Measured confidence to take on demanding work or put forward views when they may be challenged. Stays calm in a crisis, particularly when there are divergent interest from several stakeholders. Handles competing demands. Overcomes setbacks. Welcomes and learns from criticism.

· Results/Quality Oriented – Sets high but achievable standards for self and others. Seeks opportunities to improve process and outcomes. Constantly reviews performance to identify areas to develop.

· Flexible/Adaptable – Has actively sought to learn new things on own initiative. Has responded positively to change and adapted to new situations quickly. Able to take on a diverse range of tasks equally effectively.


· Analysis/Problem Solving – Able to identify and separate out the key components of problems and situations. Able to manipulate and interpret information from a range of sources, to spot patterns and trends in information and to deduce cause and effect from this. Can generate a range of creative solutions, evaluate them and choose the most appropriate option.

· Planning and organizing – Able to achieve results in a quality, timely, and cost-effective way. Sees priorities, plans the efficient use of resources, and monitors progress against objectives. Anticipates crucial stages in projects. Formulates alternative means of achieving objectives. Responds effectively to unforeseen events.

· Interpersonal Effectiveness – Able to influence the views and behavior of others through persuasion and encouragement. Manages conflict or other sensitive issues tactfully and effectively. Able to adapt behavior to a wide range of people.

· Communication – Able to communicate information and ideas clearly and articulately both in oral and written form both to experts and non-experts. Uses appropriate language, style and methods depending on audience and the purpose of communication. Able to convey complex information clearly. Anticipates the information that others will need.


  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in international relations, computer science, information science.
  • Information systems, engineering, law, criminology, criminal justice, political science, police studies or related field is required. A Bachelor’s degree in similar fields in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant technical experience in government, public, or private sector in countering transnational organized crime, particularly cyberthreats or cybercrimes or a related area is required. International experience in criminal investigations is required. Government experience is preferred.
  • Experience in the implementation of counter-cybercrime technical assistance projects as well as a practical background in supervising, mentoring, and training is required.
  • Experience designing adult learning courses and curriculum strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with donor-funded projects strongly preferred.
  • Experience working as an advisor of a program funded by the U.S. Department of State strongly preferred.
  • Ability to write about general and legal issues clearly and concisely in English, to express complex ideas in a clear and logical and highly professional way.

More About PADF

PADF is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established by the Organization of American States (OAS) in 1962.

PADF’s core values are “H-E-A-R-T” = Honesty, Excellence, Accountability, Respect, and Teamwork.

PADF is strong because we are diverse. We actively seek a diverse applicant pool and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. PADF does not discriminate based on ability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or criminal record. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of cultures, languages, socio-economic backgrounds, and perspectives on the world.

PADF is an equal opportunity employer.

About the Organization

About PADF

The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) believes in creating a hemisphere of opportunity, for all. We work across Latin America and the Caribbean to make our region stronger—more healthy, peaceful, just, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable for current and future generations. For nearly 60 years, we have served the most vulnerable communities, investing resources throughout the hemisphere. We partner with and enable civil society, governments, and the private sector for the greater good of the region.

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