Job Description


Position titleLaw Enforcement Expert
Place of performanceMogadishu, Somalia
Apply by01/02/2021
Start date02/02/2021
Durationup to 1 months (@24days/month)
QualificationBachelor’s degree in Criminology, law, political sciences, sociology or related discipline or relevant work experience in a law enforcement force and/or security service.
Sector experienceMinimum of 14 years of demonstrable relevant Police & Law Enforcement experience.
Geographical experienceMinimum of 3 year of experience in Africa (desirable).
LanguageFluency in English is essential.

Job description

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Overview of position

UNODC – as the guardian of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children (Trafficking in Persons Protocol) and the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air (Smuggling of Migrants Protocol) – is mandated to promote global adherence to these instruments and to assist Member States in implementing the provisions thereof.

Accordingly, the consultancy supports the implementation of the US Department of State (DoS) International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) funded “Criminal Investigation Programme (CIP) for Somalia” activities, as part of the UNODC Regional sub-programme on “Countering Transnational Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking in Eastern Africa”.

The objective of the CIP for Somalia is to provide technical assistance and operational guidance to the overall objective of promoting and supporting an effective response to organized crime in Somalia. This is to be achieved by enhancing the SPF strategic and operational capacity to enforce laws, strategies and policies. The following three main objectives include: i) strengthen law enforcement institutional capacity to effectively implement United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime and its supplementing Protocols; ii) enhance knowledge, skills and capacity to counter organized and major crimes through basic and advanced Police training programmes; and iii) increase law enforcement organisational, operational and technological capacity in enforcing laws, strategies, and policies through operational support and technical assistance.

Role objectives

The purpose of the consultancy is to develop the capacity and competence of the Criminal Investigation Departments of the Somalia Police Force at both federal and state level. As part of the overall CIP, UNODC are tasked with providing trained investigators for the federal and state investigation departments.

The consultant will be part of a team responsible for the design and delivery of the Investigators Development Course 1& 2 (IDC), utilising the current investigation training curriculum. The role will be based on a mentorship system, whereby the consultant will mentor Somali Police Force trainers delivering the IDC1 & 2 on a daily basis. The role will be based at the General Kahiye Academy, Mogadishu. There may also be a requirement for occasional travel to other federal member states.
The consultant will also form part of the larger CIP implementation team and will be engaged in developing a range of investigation training courses. This will include the  Investigator Continuation Development Programme (ICDP)  for investigators post attendance of the IDC2.

The assigned tasks are in line with current reform of the Somali Police Force (SPF), under the new policing model (NPM), ratified at the London Somalia Conference, 2017. The capacity building of SPF investigation departments and units is also supported under the Comprehensive Agreement on Security (CAS), strand 2 (b).

  1. Specific Deliverables to be Performed by the Consultant:

Within assigned authority, the consultant, in consultation with the CIP implementing team, Associate Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, and under the overall supervision of the Programme Management Officer, will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Develop a workplan in coordination with the Somalia Police Force and UNODC for the implementation of Investigator Development Course 1 & 2
  • Create a full training timetable and training programme for a 12-week Investigator Development 1 & 2
  • Provide on-going strategic and operational advice to the SPF trainers, UNODC implementation team and SPF Planning and Training Directorate concerning investigation training;
  • Develop systems to monitor use, condition and maintenance of equipment, hardware and software requirements of investigation training.
  • Contribute towards the creation and design of investigation training courses for the SPF under the CIP
  1. Expected tangible and measurable output(s)/deliverable(s):
  1. Workplan developed
  1. Workplan on overall assignment developed, in consultation with the UNODC implementation team, Somalia Police Force and presented to UNODC for approval.
  2. Update the Workplan on weekly basis and submit to UNODC.
  1. Review of existing basic investigator curriculum and identify training methodology and equipment requirements –
    1. Conduct an assessment of the current training material.
    2. Conduct an assessment of training materials required
    3. Develop proposals and plans for the delivery of the IDC 1 & 2
  1. Create a timetable and training plan for the IDC 1 & IDC 2
  1. Post review, identify training plans for each day of the 12-week course, 6 days per week
  2. Include training methodology and equipment needs on each training plan
  3. To include assessment procedures and associated papers for trainee investigators
  4. Submit to UNODC implementation team for approval
  1. Deliver the IDC 1 & IDC 2
    1. Prepare all necessary documentation and equipment for IDC 1 & 2
    2. Deliver the IDC 1 & 2 course incorporating ongoing student assessment
    3. Incorporate an end of course examination, pass or fail
    4. Complete all investigator portfolio documents for use in PDP
Project reporting

The consultant will report to the Programme Management Officer

Key competencies7. Qualifications/expertise sought (required educational background, years of Relevant work experience, other special skills or knowledge required)• University degree in criminology, law, political sciences, sociology or related discipline or relevant work experience in a law enforcement force and/or security service;
• At least 14 years of relevant professional experience in investigating and/or prosecuting of organised and serious crimes;
• Proven experience in training for police officers;
• Proven experience in providing technical advice and mentoring for police force;
• Ability to interact with governmental agencies, good interpersonal skills and organizational proficiency;
• Excellent communication and drafting skills in English;
• Excellent analytical and evaluative skills; and
• Previous experience working with criminal justice actors in Somalia.
Team management

To be advised

Further information
  1. Dates and details of deliverables/payments:

The consultant will receive the payment upon satisfactory performance and progress of deliverables.

  1. Indicators to Evaluate the Contractor’s Performance 

All the outputs should be submitted in English and meet the satisfaction of UNODC according to the following indicators:

  • Quality of the written outputs produced;
  • Technical competence; and
  • Timeliness of the delivery.

The evaluation of the consultant’s performance (the quality of the reports and products, the technical competence shown and the timeliness of the reports) will be determined by the Regional Representative, Regional Office for Eastern Africa of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC ROEA) in Kenya, in close coordination and consultation with UNODC HQ.

If the consultant does not meet the requirements, he/she will be provided with an opportunity to redraft in terms of the guidance provided by the assessors. If after redrafting the requirements are not met, the UNODC reserve the right to non-payment and/or suspension of the consultancy contract.