Police Liaison Officer (National)


Overview of position



Our client – 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) Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) funded “Criminal Investigation Programme (CIP) for Somalia”, as part of the our client 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 serious and 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 organizational, 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 Federal Criminal Investigation Departments and State Criminal Investigation Units. Along with trained investigators to support current investigation programmes, there is a need to provide a core of trained investigators to create Criminal Investigation Units (CIU) in those federal member states without a current investigation structure. The programme will support by way of training and mentoring. In addition, support will be given to the selection, training and mentoring of investigation unit administrators. The consultant will be part of the implementation team involved in the planning, development, establishment, training and mentoring across all facets of the CIP.



The consultant will be responsible for the coordination of the programmes’ day-to-day activities in their allocated Federal Member State, in support of the overall strategic plan. This includes assisting with the delivery and administration of training across the CIP Travel may be required to other federal member states, along with regular visits to Mogadishu for team meetings/training.

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:

The consultant will have no executive authority to make decisions that have a cost or other direct impact on the program. Within assigned authority, the consultant, under the direction of the Central Implementation Team (CIT), and under the overall supervision of the Programme Management Officer, will be responsible for assisting in the overall effective delivery of the CIP through a broad range of technical, administrative and information gathering activities to support the delivery the CIP. These tasks will include the following duties:



· Provide advice and mentorship, as directed by the central implementation team, to the Director and Chief of Investigations in line with CIP activities – to include crime statistics and asset management



· Act as the liaison officer between the central implementation team and local Police Commissioner/Attorney General/ Ministry of Internal Security/CID/CIU in respect of programme requirements and procedures



· Assist with the classroom delivery, training and administration of Investigation Management and Administration Training (IMAT) locally, assisting both remote and on the ground presence of the IMAT mentors



· classroom delivery, training and administration of the Investigators Development Course (IDC1) locally, assisting both remote and on the ground presence of the training mentors;



· Assist with the delivery and administration of the Investigator Continued Development Programme (ICDP)



· Assist with the creation and monitoring of Specialist Investigation Units (SIU) under the direction of the central implementation team



· Identify and highlight FMS issues that require CIP interaction or intervention at the earliest opportunity



· Provide regular concise oral and written reports in respect of all programme activities



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



Workplan developed – days – date



  1. Workplan on overall assignment developed in conjunction with central implementation team, to identify best methodology to contribute to the ongoing implementation of the CIP, in consultation with the local actors within the Criminal Justice sector;

Rapid assessment and strategic and operational support of the CIP – days – date



  1. Conduct a rolling assessment on the implementation of the CIP, with a focus upon asset management, stipend and utility administration. and;


  2. In conjunction with the central implementation team, develop proposals and plans for the establishment of all facets of the CIP; to include training, mentorship of all CIP activities


  3. Provide ongoing in-country mentoring and advice, on the direction of the central implementation team, to maintain the procedures, mentorship and training programmes implemented under the CIP


  4. Provide regular reports in respect of ongoing requirements


Assist with the development and administration of all CIP training programmes – days – date



  1. Facilitate the delivery of remote training programmes under the IDP and IMAT programmes


  2. Provide support in respect of administration functions and end of course reports


  3. Maintain an ongoing liaison in respect of investigator assessment and identification of suitable trainees


Oversee equipment management/accountability systems – days – date



  1. Provide support in overseeing management and accountability systems developed by the CIP for monitoring the use, condition and maintenance of equipment for investigation units;


  2. Provide advice and oversight in respect of systems for the support of utilities to investigation units


  3. Status reports submitted to our client.


  4. Within limits of personal safety and security and without compromising the position of the consultant to effectively support the CIP as detailed within these TOR’s, provide local knowledge and context, as requested, to our client and INL with regards to events that directly affect the Federal Member State within which the consultant is working. This would include commenting on political, social and criminal acts, as requested.


Project reporting



Programme Management Officer



Key competencies



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 law enforcement, criminal justice sector and/or security service

• Proven experience in working within the development of training and development programmes

• Proven experience in providing mentoring or training

• Ability to deliver training independently or as part of a team

• Ability to interact with governmental agencies, good interpersonal skills and organizational proficiency

• Excellent communication and drafting skills in English;

• Good IT skills, to include basic problem solving

• Excellent analytical and evaluative skills



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 our client 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 (Our client ROEA) in Kenya, in close coordination and consultation with our client 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, our client reserve the right to non-payment and/or suspension of the consultancy contract.