ICITAP EOD IEDD Expert Advisor - Somalia in Mogadishu at PAE

Date Posted: 9/4/2020

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Job Description

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ICITAP EOD IEDD Expert Advisor - Somalia

For more than 60 years, PAE has tackled the world’s toughest challenges to deliver agile and steadfast solutions to the U.S. government and its allies. With more than 20,000 employees on all seven continents and in more than 70 countries, PAE delivers a broad range of operational support services to meet the critical needs of our clients. Our headquarters is in Falls Church, Virginia.

PAE is supporting the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in providing specialized training, advisory and mentoring services to host nations under the Criminal Division’s International Criminal Investigative Training and Assistance Program (ICITAP). 

https://www.justice.gov/criminal-icitap   ICITAP is a cornerstone of America’s global strategy for combating transnational crime, terrorism, countering trafficking in persons, establishing rule of law and enhancing human rights in developing countries.  PAE is the contract service provider to the DOJ ICITAP and Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) programs.  

Please Note: This is an Independent Contractor position with PAE, it should not be considered an employment relationship with PAE.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal/ Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (EOD/IEDD) Mentor will be responsible for training, advising and mentoring specialized police units and police commanders in Somalia (SOM) on best practices and procedures related to hazardous and explosive device unit operations.  He/She will advise, train and mentor Somalia Police Force (SPF) commanders and Police EOD Technicians on criminal, terrorist preparation and attack tactics involving explosives and hazardous devices as well as the best countermeasures, response and render-safe tactics related to police EOD Unit operations. He/She will also advise, train and mentor SPF commanders, EOD Technicians and Investigators on best practices for unit response and investigative cooperation. The EOD/IEDD Mentor will advise and mentor SPF Commanders, EOD Technicians, Investigators and Crime Scene Evidence Technicians regarding the proper identification, collection, safe handling, preservation and chain-of-custody of explosives evidence and trace evidentiary materials. The Mentor will provide best practices for EOD equipment utilization, training, inspection, calibration (as applicable) and preventive maintenance. The Police EOD Mentor must be effective in team collaboration across a wide range of host country officials’ ranks, authorities and technical knowledge/expertise. Duties also include facilitating meetings; participating in working groups; developing reports and specialized papers; reviewing and editing policies; manuals and Standing Operating Procedures (SOPs); conducting briefings; and, active participation in advising officials.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 10 years of specialized operational experience in EOD/Hazardous Devices Units, preferably in police or federal agencies, though military experience will be accepted.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience attaining a command position with oversight of specialized EOD/Hazardous Devices Units, i.e. Lead EOD Technician, Supervisor or Commander level;
  • Demonstrated experience and certification as an instructor on explosives materials or EOD related topics;
  • Demonstrated experience developing or leading development of EOD/Hazardous Devices Unit policies, training curricula, certification/re-certification standards or personnel performance metrics;
  • National certification as a police Bomb Technician to standards promulgated by the National Bomb Squad Commanders Advisory Board (NBSCAB) and the FBI, or equivalent;
  • Demonstrated experience in training, advising or mentoring foreign criminal justice officials

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in the Middle East or East Africa with demonstrated understanding of diverse regional cultures and customs;
  • Designation as an FBI Special Agent Bomb Technician (SABT) or experience and training working with the FBI SABT program.

Additional Information:

  • Security Level Required: PTW-M
  • Expected Period of Performance: Through July 31, 2021 which is the current TO POP
  • Expected Deployment: January 2021
  • 7 days/week in Mogadishu, 75 days ON and then 1 month off on leave
  • Work location: Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Work Site: Off site location. Primarily Halane Base with travel to EOD HQ in downtown Mogadishu

•         Additional incentives:

  • Danger pay and post differential of 35% (each)
  • Lodging room/board is provided at our camp.

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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