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Consultancy - Police Training Team Leader


  • Organization: IDLO - International Development Law Organization
  • Location: Mogadishu
  • Grade: Consultancy - Single Engagement Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Criminology, Extremism, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

Overview & Responsibilities

IDLO, with funds from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), is implementing an 18-month programme called the “Somalia Criminal Investigation Programme.” The SOMCIP responds to the national priorities, as outlined in the 2020-2024 National Development Plan, and aims to contribute to enabling criminal justice institutions to deliver efficient, equitable, and accessible justice services to Somali citizens. The overall goal of this programme will be achieved through the following objectives:

  • Objective 1 - Investigators at the federal and state level conduct investigations that are in line with international human rights standards and the Somali Provisional Constitution.
  • Objective 2 - Investigators, prosecutors, judges, and correctional officers in Mogadishu share information through the Integrated Electronic Case Management System.

The Police Training Team Leader is expected to bring a wealth of experience to assist IDLO in the implementation of SOMCIP. The incumbent will report to the SOMCIP Programme Manager, and the assignment will be provided for 12 months from 1 May 2024 – 30 April 2025.

The Assignment

The assignee will provide support, assist, and advise IDLO in its efforts to implement the Somalia Criminal Investigation Programme (SOMCIP).

Key Results Expected

  1. Work with the Police Technical Expert to carry out a review of INL’s previous programme support to criminal investigations and the impact of that support, including contextual developments since the end of that programme especially the status of trained investigators and ToTs.
  2. Lead Investigator Development Course 2 curriculum review efforts in collaboration with the Police Technical Expert and provide ongoing advice to IDLO SOMCIP team.
  3. Lead SOMCIP efforts to identify specialized training needs of the Somali Police and work with the Police Technical Expert to develop identified training courses.
  4. Prepare, lead, and support the IDLO Training Team in the delivery of SOMCIP training and mentoring objectives to the Somali Police at Federal and Federal Member State (FMS) Level.
  5. In consultation with the IDLO Police Technical Expert, advise IDLO on the design and delivery of the ToT training for Police Trainers at Federal and Federal Member State levels to enable the Somali Police to deliver Investigator Development Course 1 & 2 and specialist training.
  6. Plan, develop, revise, and distribute training policies and procedures, lesson plans, and review practical exercises and exam questions.
  7. Conduct research on best practices and review the effectiveness of the existing training curricula throughout the programme implementation period.
  8. Evaluate course feedback, assessment results, and the effectiveness of instructional programs to identify necessary changes and ensure established goals and objectives are being met.
  9. Provide technical guidance to instructors and the training directorate regarding curricula, instructional techniques/methodology, and policies and regulations.
  10. Provide support and mentorship to the Somali Police Planning and Training Directorate to enable it to oversee the quality assurance of all Investigation Development Pathway courses in addition to scheduling and delivering all specialist investigation courses.
  11. Provide technical assistance to SOMCIP efforts to develop and implement police case management system that is linked to the Integrated Electronic Case Management System (IECMS).
  12. Provide support to IDLO SOMCIP team to identify training-related procurement needs of the Somali Police and putting together the lists with specifications.
  13. Provide ongoing advice and assistance to SOMCIP Programme Manager in support of program delivery and adaptation.
  14. Support the programme in the process of engaging with law enforcement partners regarding Investigator Development Course 1 & 2.
  15. Take IDLO’s online Training of Trainers courts to ensure that IDLO’s adult learning methodologies are reflected in the developed training manuals.
  16. Prepare training reports for SOMCIP programme team.

Job Requirements

Education and Professional Experience

  • Extensive police and police training experience from an accredited police
  • 10 (or more) years of extensive work experience in the Law Enforcement operations, management, organizational development, planning, and/or training.
  • Work experience in an international environment, essential and extensive experience in the Somali context.
  • Proven work experience in Somalia and knowledge of security sector issues in Somalia.


  • Fluency in written and spoken Somali and English.
  • Ability to draft clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form.

Specific knowledge, skills, and competencies

  • Experience in police training and curriculum development.
  • Experience in training methodology and delivering ToT training for police academies.
  • Strong interpersonal skills: proven ability to work well with others.

Terms & Conditions

on regular basis; a qualified applicant might be recruited before the deadline. In the interest of making most effective use of resources, only the short-listed candidates will be contacted during the selection process.

IDLO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operations. We welcome applications of qualified and diverse candidates.

IDLO is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance at all levels within its workforce. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for IDLO vacancies.

IDLO does not tolerate sexual exploitation or abuse, any kind of harassment, including harassment of a sexual nature, or discrimination. As such, IDLO will conduct careful reference and background checks of all selected candidates as part of its selection process.

Application deadline: 8 April 2024 (23:59hrs Rome Time)

This vacancy is now closed.
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