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Senior Law Enforcement Advisor - Watchlist (Watchlist-SLEA)

Job ID: 1923970
Location: MOGADISHU, BN, Somalia
Date Posted: Sep 20, 2019
Category: Law Enforcement
Subcategory: Law Enforcement Trainer
Schedule: Casual (includes On Call and Temporary)
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Public Trust
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description


SAIC supports 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).  []   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.  SAIC is the contract service provider to the DOJ ICITAP and Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (OPDAT) programs.  For over a decade, SAIC has fielded hundreds of highly skilled criminal justice professionals supporting ICITAP and OPDAT.

SAIC is seeking highly qualified personnel to serve as Senior Law Enforcement Watchlist Advisor (Watchlist SLEA) will be responsible for the following:

Training, advising and mentoring host country officials on best practices for developing, planning, implementing and sustaining databases of persons of interest or concern to public safety for which the data is maintained by police services in compliance with local laws and ICITAP project requirements.

Serves as part of a larger team of law enforcement technical advisors in assisting the host nation to build and strengthen police service capabilities with strong foundations in rule of law, respect for human rights and applied global best practices in law enforcement disciplines.  

Work directly with senior host-country police, customs and border security officials, among others, advising and mentoring on the best approaches for creating comprehensive database capability to manage sensitive law enforcement information concerning the identities and relevant intelligence pertaining to persons known or reasonably suspected of being involved in terrorist or organized criminal activity.  

Advise on all aspects of law enforcement/criminal justice information management and exploitation processes including, but not limited to, statutory and regulatory authorities; privacy issues; technology system selection, requirements planning, data collection, verification, management, storage, access permissibility, security, dissemination, data removal and disposition; criminal and terrorism intelligence analysis; personnel selection; management, training and logistics.  

Advise various host-country officials on development of policies, procedures and applied global best practices relating to criminal and terrorism intelligence development, fusion concepts, management, information sharing and maintenance. 

Work with various US officials from Departments of State (DoS) and Justice (DOJ).  

Duties also include facilitating meetings; leading 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.  

Work will be performed at designated host-country site(s).


Education & Experience

U.S. Citizen

Minimum of 15 years of law enforcement experience, with most of the relevant experience in large agencies or departments or in federal law enforcement agencies

Minimum of 7 years of combined experience in police intelligence or fusion centers

Minimum of 5 years of experience as a senior manager or director of police intelligence or fusion center including oversight of watchlist type systems and operations

Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice or related fields from a US Department of Education recognized institution Certificate of NCIRC 28CFR Part 23 Training Completion

Demonstrated experience in training, advising or mentoring foreign criminal justice officials

Demonstrated experience in selecting and/or implementing law enforcement data systems

Demonstrated experience leveraging interagency law enforcement intelligence to maximize operational impact against transnational criminal organizations while complying within the federal laws, regulations, and policies that govern the use of law enforcement investigative information and integrated IT data systems

Continuing education demonstrated through publications, presentations, coursework, internships, or certifications

Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust certification from the U.S. DOJ

Possess a current US passport

Desired Qualifications


Foreign language proficiencies, in addition to English, are preferred with particular consideration given to fluency in French, Spanish or Arabic

Demonstrated experience in managing or auditing overall business enterprise of large, interagency, multi-disciplinary justice intelligence centers/units

Master’s Degree in criminal justice or related field from a U.S. Department of Education recognized institution

Professional Certification in senior law enforcement command, staff and planning from the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, Southern Police Institute or equivalent

Naval Postgraduate School Fusion Center Leaders Program Certificate;

Current, active (investigation period within scope) SECRET or above security clearance; or,

Demonstrated experience successfully leading county or regional law enforcement reform projects.


SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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