Job Overview


About the Agency

The Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT), Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice, seeks an experienced prosecutor currently employed as an Assistant United States Attorney, Department of Justice Attorney, or a State Prosecutor to serve as an Intermittent Legal Advisor (ILA) to Burundi.

This assignment is for a term of 4 months with the possibility of extension, contingent on the availability of funding. This position is a reimbursable detail. Conditions of the detail will be handled on a case by case basis, and will require an agreement between the gaining and loosing components.

The mission of 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 administrated in order to enable those institutions and their personnel to more effectively combat terrorism, organized crime, corruption, financial crimes and other types of crime consistent with the rule of law. The assistance is also administered to the United States and countries in their region to combat such crime.

The ILA’s duty station will be either Washington, D.C., or the appointee's home of record in the United States, depending on the needs of the organization. Travel outside of Burundi may be required.


The ILA will represent the U.S. Department of Justice and OPDAT, and will design and implement capacity development programs in response to the growing need to combat terrorist threats and networks, and potentially related criminal activities across national borders and regions within Africa. Programs designed by the ILA will be directed towards prosecutors, judges, and magistrates, and will be designed to enhance justice sector officials’ capacity to gather evidence, build arguments, and prosecute terrorism cases in accordance with Burundi’s anti-terrorism laws. In addition, ILA will review current case processes within the MOJ and offer assistance to improve case tracking and management. The ILA will work from the U.S. Embassy in Bujumbura, Burundi.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel outside of Burundi may be required.

Relocation Authorized

  • No