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ICITAP Counter-IED Subject Matter Expert, Curriculum Development/Instructor - Burkina Faso

Government and Military

Instructor Pilot


Ouagadougou, Centre, Burkina Faso

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

ICITAP Counter-IED Subject Matter Expert, Curriculum Development/Instructor - Burkina Faso

Amentum is a premier global services partner supporting critical programs of national significance across defense, security, intelligence, energy, and environment. Amentum draws from a century-old heritage of operational excellence, mission focus, and successful execution underpinned by a strong culture of safety and ethics. Headquartered in Germantown, Md., Amentum employs more than 50,000 people on all seven continents.

Amentum 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).  

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.  Amentum 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 Amentum, it should not be considered an employment relationship with Amentum.


Amentum is currently seeking a qualified candidate to serve as a Counter-IED Subject Matter Expert (SME), Curriculum Development / Instructor in Sub-Saharan Africa. Based on assessment findings, the SME will be responsible for producing and/or delivering curricula tailored specifically to the educational needs of the target audience, foreign law enforcement entities in Sub-Saharan Africa.


  • Analyzes, designs, develops and/or delivers curriculum course materials including instructional plans, exercises, evaluations, activities, job aids, and all other required materials, in accordance with company/client requirements.
  • Bases training solutions on current and anticipated tactical, operational, and strategic threats.
  • Applies comprehensive knowledge of law enforcement, commercial, and innovative educational techniques to the process.
  • Observes courses and conducts analysis to evaluate effectiveness of training to support continued maintenance of curriculum course materials.
  • Supervises, coordinates, provides leadership to, and reviews the work of assigned staff and Subject Matter Expert (SME) contributors.
  • Maintains appropriate curriculum development and instructional records.


  • Previously qualified Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) -OR- Special Operations Force (SOF) -OR- Combat Arms qualified professional with 5 - 7 years of operational and deployment experience.
  • Formal instructor certification (law enforcement, military and/or commercial).
  • Significant experience in developing C-IED curricula and training courses specific to the target audience.
  • Proven performance applying a wide range of technical and Instructional Systems Design (ISD) principles, theories, and concepts.
  • Working under only general direction, provides technical solutions to a wide range of training development and execution projects.
  • Independently determines and develops approaches to solutions.
  • Familiar with Computer Based Training (CBT) development and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) compliance.
  • Exhibits excellent writing skills and demonstrates mastery of grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • Expert with all Microsoft programs.
  • Exhibits a high degree of attention to detail while designing, developing, and editing course products.
  • Capable of working under tight deadlines and managing tasks through to successful completion.
  • Able to work well with SMEs in a group or independently with minimum supervision.
  • Already possess a US Government issued security clearance or be able to obtain a favorable US Government clearance is required for the position. Must maintain eligibility at the required certification or clearance level for the duration of the contract. Must be able to obtain a Secret Clearance.
  • Training will be delivered in-country during 2–6 week TDY deployments, thus must be willing and available to deploy to host countries.


  • Master Instructor certification preferred. Formal curriculum development training and experience is highly desired.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Education, Information and Learning, Adult Learning, Instructional Design, or related fields from a US Department of Education accredited institution.
  • Proven knowledge of international policing models and institution building.

Amentum 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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