Country: Somalia
Organization: European Union Capacity Building Mission in Somalia
Closing date: 2 May 2022

1. Reporting Line:

The Senior Police Adviser reports to the Senior Police Adviser/Head of Police Unit.

2. Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

· To operationalise the Mission mandate and tasks as set out in the planning documents and the Mission Implementation Plan by advising and mentoring local counterpart on the strategic and operational level;

· To support the Mission to address areas of structural weaknesses in the performance and accountability of counterparts/institutions and propose relevant solutions;

· To provide analysis and recommendations to the local counterpart in the area of responsibility;

· To be embedded within the local institution, security permitting;

· To maintain necessary contacts and build relationships with relevant international and local counterparts;

· To liaise closely with other horizontal advisers;

· To design and deliver training;

· To provide strategic guidance and advice to the Ministry of Internal Security and Somali Police Force (SPF) and Federal Member states on the development and implementation of broader policing strategies, policies and procedures related to police training, policing, criminal investigations, intelligence, and police administrative functions;

· To contribute to the reform of the Somali Police Force;

· To support the development and implementation of the Somali Transition Plan, the New Police Model and other relevant strategies;

· To work in cooperation with other Mission Advisers and provide policing advice to the Senior
Mission Management and, as required, to other EU bodies;

· To cooperate closely with EUDEL, EUNAVFOR and EUTM in developing synergies to improve security management in Somalia;

· To establish efficient working relationships at the strategic level with all the key stakeholders
involved in the development of the Somali policing capacity, including EU Delegation, UNSOM, UNDP, UNODC and AMISOM complementing their activities on broader police
development on strategic level;

· To develop activities planned in accordance with the Mission Implementation Plan and to the Line Management guidance.

3. General Tasks and Responsibilities:

· To identify and report on lessons learned and best practices within the respective area of responsibility;

· To contribute and ensure timely reporting on activities within the respective area of responsibility;

· To take account of gender equality and human rights aspects in the execution of tasks;

· To undertake any other related tasks as requested by the Line Manager(s).

4. Essential Qualifications and Experience:

· Successful completion of university studies of at least 4 years attested by a diploma OR a qualification in the National Qualifications Framework which is equivalent to level 7 in the European Qualifications Framework OR a qualification of the second cycle under the framework of qualifications of the European Higher Education Area, e.g. Master’s Degree OR equivalent and attested police and/or military education or training or an award of an equivalent rank; AND

· A minimum of 6 years of relevant professional experience, after having fulfilled the education requirements.

5. Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

· Ability to mentor, advise and motivate local counterparts;

· Experience of designing and delivering training;

· Experience in strategic analyses, planning and reporting as well as a sound understanding of strategic and operational considerations;

· Experience in working in an international crisis management environment;

· Knowledge of Security Sector/Rule of Law Reform in a national or host state context.
Knowledge of security policy, law enforcement strategies, reform of police service organisations and police administrative functions.

6. Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

· International experience, particularly in crisis areas with multinational and international organisations.

· Ability to provide analyses, planning and reporting as well as a sound understanding of strategic and operational considerations on law enforcement and security matters.

7. Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

· Knowledge and experience in change management;

· Ability to accompany and motivate local counterparts;

· Strategic and creative thinking;

How to apply:


You have the nationality of an EU Member State: You must use Goalkeeper to apply:

a) You are already registered on Goalkeeper AND you have an EU Login:

b) You do not have a Goalkeeper account or an EU Login:

You do not have the nationality of an EU Member State:

only seconded nationals of a non-EU Contributing Third State can be proposed by their National Seconding Authority (no personal applications will be considered): please contact your

seconding authority to send them your application form.

Please note: Seconded positions are only available for candidates already validated in

the database of their Seconding Authority. Please contact your national Seconding

Authority for more information on applying for vacant Seconded positions. We cannot

provide contact details of national Seconding Authorities.

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