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Criminal Intelligence Officer x2 at INTERPOL

INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organization, with 192 member countries. Our role is to enable police around the world to work together to make the world a safer place.


The overall objective is to assist the Port Security Senior Project Manager in the implementation of the different aspects of the programme.


  • Act as a point of contact for member countries requiring assistance or advice on the specific area of activity , especially regarding on-going investigations;
  • Contribute to the organization and participate in training activities, exchange visits, expert group meetings and conferences linked to maritime security in Eastern and Southern Africa;
  • Monitor, under the supervision of the Senior Project Manager, the quality of service provided to beneficiary countries;
  • Identify improvements to the implementation of the program and conduct needs assessments in order to identify the specific needs in terms of training and equipment of the beneficiary countries;
  • Contribute to drafting of progress and analytical reports;
  • Represent the Senior Project Manager in internal and external meetings and Fora when requested;
  • Maintain regular contact, under the supervision of the Senior Project Manager, with the various beneficiaries and stakeholders under the programme;
  • Pursue strategic partnerships with appropriate third organizations and institutions;
  • Contribute to the identification of major trends as regards to maritime related crime in the Eastern and Southern African region;
  • Suggest remedies and best practice solutions to problems limiting the effectiveness of Law Enforcement Agencies;


Please only include professional experience for which you can provide official proof of employment (i.e. pay-slip indicating your functional title, work certificates, etc.). You could be asked to provide copies of such documents prior to interviews/tests. Any discrepancies found between the information stated in any of your application documents and the evidence of employment provided, will be considered misrepresentation and may lead to your disqualification from this selection procedure. This is especially important for your current and previous functional titles (they need to be exactly the same as the one in your contractual agreement), exact dates of employment, description of responsibilities and achievements, reason(s) for leaving and part-time work.

All candidates will be assessed on the under mentioned requirements.

  • Training/Education required
    • Three-to-four years’ education at a University or other specialized higher education establishment.
  • Experience required
    • A minimum of three years’ of experience in a law enforcement organization, or experience in an organization dealing with MARITIME crime-related issues, intelligence or contemporary international security threats.
    • Ten years’ progressive experience as a Law Enforcement Officer will be considered in lieu of academic diploma;
  • Knowledge and understanding of broader police training needs;
    • Background in conducting criminal investigations;
    • Experience working in an international environment would be highly desirable; either from employment in an international organization or from participating in e.g. international working groups, joint international Projects, etc.
  • Languages
    • Excellent command of English (written and oral) as working language.
  • Abilities required
    • Sound organizational/administrative skills;
    • Proficiency with Office software, computers and Internet
    • Ability to :
      • think/plan operationally and strategically o transform initiatives into new working practices
      • prepare written documents, including reports and visual presentations that meet professional standards o give presentations
      • work well under pressure (meet multiple and sudden deadlines)
      • willingness to work overtime when the situation dictates

In addition to the requirements, the following Assets and Special Aptitudes would be beneficial.

  • An experience of seven years or more in a law enforcement organization, or experience in an organization dealing with MARITIME crime-related issues, intelligence or contemporary international security threats would be highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of crime scene management would be considered as an asset;
  • Background in maritime investigations would be considered as an asset; to include security compliance, security training, program development, physical security, force protection, risk assessments, security operations/projects, and risk mitigation strategies;
  • Experience in resource administration/logistics would be considered as an asset;
  • Strong communication skills in French would be an additional asset.
  • Working knowledge in another official language (Spanish or Arabic) would be an additional asset.


Remuneration for appointment on contract: The gross monthly salary for a grade 5 post in Nairobi is approximately KES 346 741 per month for a step 1. The starting point is step 1 and for every 3 years of fully relevant experience one additional step will be granted. The salary scales of INTERPOL’s officials are adjusted at least once per year (more under exceptional circumstances) on the basis of the methodology used for the calculation of the Purchase Power Parity (PPP). Salary scales of all duty stations of INTERPOL can be found at

The successful candidate may be offered appointment on a higher step depending upon professional background and experience. For more information regarding conditions of service see Employment conditions for contracted officials available on the Organization’s career website (

The incumbent may occasionally be required to work occasional overtime based upon workload and to go on missions.

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