Job Description


Position titleLead Mentor
Place of performanceMogadishu, Somalia
Apply by01/02/2021
Start date14/02/2021
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 &/or security service.
Sector experienceMinimum of 14 years of demonstrable relevant Law experience.
Geographical experienceMinimum of 3 year of experience in Africa (essential).
LanguageFluency in English is essential.

Job description

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Overview of position

Background of the Assignment:

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 assignment develops the implementation of the US Department of State 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 Organized 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 organizational, operational and technological capacity in enforcing laws, strategies, and policies through operational support and technical assistance.

Role objectives

Purpose of the Assignment:

The purpose of the assignment 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, providing continuation training for new investigators and coordinating training needs for major and specialist crime investigators.
The CIP incorporates mentoring for Chief of Investigations (CoI), training of CoI’s and the creation, development and training of an Investigation Administration team (IAT).
The CIP further requires for UNODC to create Specialist Investigation Units and provide mentorship for unit investigators and managers.

Duties & Responsibilities: Within assigned authority, in consultant will be responsible for the following duties:

The consultant will oversee a team responsible for the design and delivery of the Basic Investigators Course (BIC), utilizing the current investigation training curriculum. The consultant will lead mentors deployed at Federal and State level, responsible for providing advice and support to CoI, IAT and including the Professional Development Programme (PDP) for investigators post attendance of the BIC.
The consultant will lead the larger CIP implementation team and will be engaged in developing a range of investigation training courses.

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).

Specific Deliverables to be Performed by the Consultant:

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

  • In conjunction with the Programme Management Officer and Associate Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, act as the team leader for the CIP implementation team: Central mentorship and training sections
  • Establishes, prepares and disseminates a workplan in coordination with the Somalia Police Force andUNODC.
  • Plan, coordinate, lead and provide substantive technical assistance, expertise and advice for all activities as they contribute to the Criminal Investigation Programme (CIP).
  • Support the programme manager in preparing for, and attendance at, coordination, planning and tasking meetings within the criminal justice sector
  • Oversee the development and implementation of a mentoring and training curricula for all training under the Investigator Development Pathway (IDP), to include online and in country training (IDCO/IDC1 and IDC2).
  • Oversee the development and implementation of a post course Investigator Continuation Development Programme (ICDP)
  • In liaison with SPF and international partners, implement and maintain a selection process to identify trainers and investigators to participate in the IDP training courses Oversee the development of a mentoring and training curriculum for specialized investigation units.
  • Oversee the development of a mentoring and training curriculum for Investigation Management and Administration Training (IMAT) – to include the design and implementation of administrative procedures and systems in respect of asset management and utility/capacity support for the CID/CIU
  • In liaison with SPF and international partners, implement a selection process to identify SPF personnel from Federal and State police to perform the role of CoI and Investigation Administrator in liaison with international partners, advise upon and oversee where relevant, the forensic requirement for investigations and the implementation of Crime Scene Investigation teams, in line with the National Forensics plan
  • In conjunction with the SPF, UNODC and international partners, identify bespoke investigation training and oversee the development and delivery of appropriate courses.
  • Identify and advise upon the equipment and training requirements for CID/CIU and specialist units
  • Prepare and ensure timely preparation and submission of identified programme updates for the Programme Management Officer
  • Participate in field missions including assessment missions and conducts technical surveys visits to project sites in order in to assess needs, oversee mentor’s implementation and assess the efficiency of resources used.
  • Perform the role of first line management for the CIP team international and national contractors: prepare performance reviews for the Programme Management Officer and provide ongoing support in respect of team and contractor performance, training nd welfare
  • Prepare concept notes, other proposals and revisions in compliance with UNODC standards based on the experiences gained and the results produced through the envisaged activities

Expected tangible and measurable output(s)/deliverable(s):

Workplan developed

  1. Workplan on overall assignment developed, in consultation with UNODC, Somalia Police Force and respective counterparts wherever necessary, and presented to UNODC for weekly / monthly approval.

Oversee the development of a mentoring and training curriculum for all facets of the IDP

  1. Concise mentoring and training curriculum developed and presented to UNODC and respective national authority.
  2. Preparation and implementation of any additional Training of Trainers programmes required for the IDP
  3. Preparation and implementation of an Investigator Continuation Development Programme (ICDP)

Oversee the development of a mentoring and training curriculum for the Investigation Management and Administration training

  1. Concise mentoring and training curriculum developed and presented to UNODC and respective national authority
  2. Phased curriculum delivered across all federal and state investigation units

Create, implement and maintain a selection procedure for the IDP

  1. In liaison with international partners, identify and validate BIC selection process.
  2. Oversee the activities of the implementation team in respect of IDP selection

Ongoing in-country mentoring and advice to Director CID/CIU and Chief of Investigations.

  1. Prepare and deliver to UNODC progress report on training, mentoring and advice.
  2. Actively provide advice and guidance on complex crime investigation
  3. Oversee the implementation team in respect of their activities and report upon performance

Support the establishment of specialized investigation units

  1. Proposals and plans developed and presented, and support provided for the establishment of specialized units in 5 different Federal Member States of Somalia.
Project reporting

Within assigned authority, the Consultant, in consultation with the Associate Crime Prevention & Criminal Justice Officer & under overall supervision of the Program Management Officer

Key competencies7. Qualifications/expertise sought (required educational background, years of Relevant work experience, other special skills or knowledge required)
• Professionalism: Has knowledge and specialisation in the fields of countering serious and transnational organised crime. Has experience in programme or project management, ideally with an international organisation. Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and sound practices relevant to law enforcement and law enforcement capacity building. Has knowledge of the mandates of UNODC. Has very good research, analytical and problem-solving skills. Is able to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues. Has knowledge of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Is able to apply good judgement in the context of assignment given. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

• Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

• Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

• 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 countering transnational organized crime is required
• Proven experience in the development of training curricula and materials.
• Proven experience in providing technical advice and mentoring.
• 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.

Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised fluency in English, i.e. oral and written proficiency with good drafting skills, is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.Team management

This role does not have any team management responsibility.

Further information

Dates and details of deliverables/payments:

The consultant will receive the payment upon satisfactory performance. They will be required to submit a monthly report detailing their performance against deliverables and outputs for the consideration of the programme management officer.

Indicators to Evaluate the Contractor’s Performance 

All the outputs should be submitted in English and meet the satisfaction of UNODCaccording to the following indicators:
Effectively plans, develops, organizes, coordinates and implements UNODC strategies and policies; as well as implements effectively the CIP activities in Somalia.

  • Quality of the reports produced
  • Quality of training curricula 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, UNODC, Regional Office for Eastern Africa (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, UNODC reserve the right to non-payment and/or suspension of the consultancy contract.