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ICITAP Technical Surveillance Mentor - Somalia

Government and Military

Technical Information Specialist


Mogadishu, Banaadir, Somalia

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

ICITAP Technical Surveillance Mentor - Somalia

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 Technical Surveillance Mentor in Mogadishu, Somalia. The mentor will primarily focus on developing and training the Surveillance unit within the Somali Police Force (SPF) in technical surveillance techniques to advance their counterterrorism mission.


  • The mentor will be required to work with the other Surveillance mentor and routinely meet with Surveillance officers to train and mentor conventional and technical surveillance learning requirements, providing expertise in surveillance, surveillance detection, and surveillance support.
  • Support the collaborative resolution of issues with Somali partners to enable the Surveillance team to execute mission objectives.
  • Support the development and execution of strategic plans and performance monitoring plans for Surveillance officers.
  • Monitor project indicators and compile data to demonstrate project progress.
  • Draft, edit, and review written reports including but not limited to, weekly reports, significant activity reports, and monthly reports.



  • Graduate of a certified federal, state or municipal police academy.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or equivalent professional qualifications and experience.

Minimum Experience:

  • 10+ years of relevant experience including technical surveillance.

Additional Skills:

  • Overseas experience working in remote and austere environments.
  • Demonstrated experience in training, advising or mentoring foreign law enforcement or military surveillance units.
  • Demonstrated experience designing developmental curriculum.
  • Demonstrated experience leveraging the use of technology tailored to the Somali environment.
  • Demonstrated experience working with police forces in Somalia, Iraq, or Afghanistan or similar environment.
  • Demonstrated experience building an international surveillance unit from the ground up.
  • Demonstrated experience tasking and coordinating training in resource-poor environments.
  • Experience working independently and without day-to-day direction.
  • Proficient in Microsoft 365 or equivalent.


  • Graduate or Certification in a recognized Instructor Development Course with experience in classroom and practical exercise instruction.
  • Recent (within the past five years) experience working in an operational setting conducting and/or teaching technical surveillance.
  • Familiarity with the conduct of operations working in and around an embassy or consulate.
  • Respective country equivalent of overseas safety and survival training.
  • Qualified firearms instructor.
  • Experience as an instructor, trainer, or advisor on criminal justice programs.

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