Overview of CTG
- CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.
Overview of the position:
- The Bureau of International Narcotics & Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) is responsible for the development, supervision, coordination & implementation of international narcotics control assistance activities & international criminal justice issues for the U.S. Department of State (DOS). The Office of Africa & the Middle East Programs (INL / AME) implements programs throughout Africa & the Middle East that work to build the capacity of the criminal justice sector & strengthen the rule of law.
- The INL Policing Adviser will support, assist & advise INL in its efforts to develop the capacity of the Somali Federal & Federal Member State (FMS) Police, collectively referred to as Somali Police & other civilian law enforcement entities in Somalia.
- Assist the Federal Police Commissioner (PC) & Senior Federal Police HQ leadership in the effective execution of police programs & organisational restructuring initiatives with emphasis on organisational reform to increase effectiveness of leadership & management.
- Oversee the development & implementation of the INL funded Police HQ Staff Officer & administration support program.
- Provide support to existing INL police initiatives, including the Criminal Investigation Program (CIP) within Mogadishu & provide support & advice to the CID Director as required.
- Assist in assessing the Somali police roles in the criminal justice system, identify & prioritise areas for reform, work with SP to design & implement needed reforms.
- Provide expert advice, guidance & leadership with regard to the design, development & implementation of police training programs, including advice on developing INL criminal investigation & forensic programs.
- Provide advice & support with direction from the INL Director & in collaboration with INL personnel in Somalia.
- Under the direction of the INL Country Coordinator, aid the U.S. Embassy in developing a long term USG strategy for law enforcement assistance in Somalia.
- Gather necessary information & assist in planning & coordinating activities across the program & organisational lines, reconcile conflicting interests & resolve complex & sensitive issues.
- Assist in organising & preparing written outputs relevant to police programming & / or police reform.
- Provide the INL / AME with current analyses & the latest information on issues relating to police reform, police training & their integration into international efforts, note problem areas & opportunities that merit Embassy attention, suggest courses of action.
- Provide commentary & suggestions as appropriate on such areas as police training & institutional reform, assist with donor & international implementing partner coordination.
- Develop & maintain a close working relationship with INL, the relevant Policing & Justice departments within FGS, FMS & INL’s implementing partners in order to assist the INL / AME in identifying & resolving issues effecting the administration of police training & development programs.
- Communicate with embassy country team members involved in promoting the development of the justice sector.
- Assist with keeping police training & reform efforts on track amid constantly changing circumstances by facilitating the interaction between the INL Director & Somali law enforcement & other local officials, relevant UN agencies in Somalia AU police, relevant international partners & representatives from civil society.
- Brief senior U.S. mission officials, visitors from Washington D.C., NGOs, or international organisations.
- Attend conferences, multilateral & regional meetings that relate to the assigned areas of responsibility, as requested by the INL / AME.
- Assist in with strategic communications for the SPF.
- Active member of the NCI committee.
- Attend police related donor coordination meetings as requested by INL.
- The INL Policing Adviser will provide regular written reports to the INL / AME of current programming efforts to include an analysis of Somali police strengths, weaknesses, opportunities & threats as well as recommendations for the future.
- This report will attempt to address all INL law enforcement programming in a holistic fashion.
- The INL Policing Adviser will also be required to participate in weekly calls with the INL team in Somalia & Washington D.C.
The report may include but not be limited to:
- A short summary of the current INL assistance efforts & the progress made to date.
- A summary of issues currently being addressed by INL & recommendations for action.
- A description of INL bilateral efforts under study for implementation.
- Recommendations for future INL assistance to Somali law enforcement.
- A list of meetings held / attended for the previous reporting period.
- A list of conferences & other functions attended.
- Additional commentary & suggestion as required by the circumstances.
- Provide a list of meetings & training s / he is planning on attending or coordinating each month in advance.
- The INL Policing Adviser (IPA) receives direct govt. oversight, assignments & direction from INL / AME Program Officer in Washington D.C. & the INL section at the embassy in Mogadishu.
- The IPA also works in coordination with the Somalia unit at embassy Nairobi.
- This role has not team management responsibility.
- Minimum of 11 year of experience in Africa (desirable).
- A retired senior ranked police officer with a minimum of 11 years of experience in law enforcement operations, criminal investigations, crimes scene management & forensic procedures.
- At least 1 to 2 years of demonstrated experience working in countries undergoing conflict, political instability & security sector development.
- Demonstrated ability in senior police management, organisational development, planning & training.
- Demonstrated ability to explain, promote & defend USG policies to senior law enforcement officials of other nations & the host country & representatives of international organisations.
- Demonstrated experience working or coordinating with USG agencies, international organisations & / or international donors (USAID, DOJ, DOS, DOD, UN, IOM, etc.).
- Proven ability to exercise a high degree of professional judgement, diplomacy & tact at all times in order to build successful relationships with Somali partners & the international community.
- Experience working on security sector issues.
- Strong interpersonal skills, proven ability to work well with others.
- Excellent oral & written English communication skills.
Desirable knowledge & skills:
- Experience at senior / executive policing level in managing & / or directing police development programs.
- Knowledge of USG contracting practices & experience in contract oversight.
- Bachelors’ Degree from an accredited institution in Criminal Justice, Business Administration, Organisational Development, or other related field.
- Prior work experience in Somalia preferred but not required.
- Prior experience working in conflict, political transitions, military, police & inter agency cooperation preferred.
Period of performance:
- The period of performance for this order will be 6 months from the date of award, with 4 option periods of 6 months each.
Level of effort:
- Hours for this full‐time position will be the core working days of the Somali govt., Sunday to Friday with a minimum of 50 hours per week.
- The Adviser will be on call at all times while in country.
Travel & positions location:
- This position is located in Mogadishu, Somalia, with a high probability of a daily working office in the Federal Police HQ that will require frequent travel outside AAIA.
- Frequent travel in & around Somalia is likely, particularly to the Somali FMS capital cities.
- The Adviser may also be called upon, at the discretion of the INL / AME, to travel & perform outside of Somalia to include but not limited to CONUS.
- No security clearance is required for this position.
Pre-deployment support for the Adviser:
- The Adviser is required to attend briefings / orientation at the DOS in Washington D.C. for a period of up to 1 week prior to deployment.
- Experience & ability to assess current programs in place & to develop & implement plans for improving the capabilities of the SPF (40%).
- Ability to provide objective subject matter expertise on police program management to senior level officials within INL & the U.S. embassy (20%).
- Ability to liaise effectively with contractor personnel, staff members of USG agencies, Somali officials & international personnel (20%).
- Ability to communicate complex program issues & alternatives in a timely & concise manner, both orally & in written form (20%).
- Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this role.
How to apply
Candidates interested in applying for this role need to register on CTG website as a candidate & apply for this role using the below link: