Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020


Terms of Reference for Pillar Head-Transnational Organized Crime

Position Title:                                    Pillar Head-Transnational Organized Crime (TOC)

Position Grade:                                 P4

Duty Station:                                     Djibouti

Reporting to                                      Director IGAD SECURITY SECTOR PROGRAM (IGAD SSP

Organizational Unit:                        IGAD Security Sector Program



The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) was established in 1996 to supersede the Intergovernmental Authority on Drought and Development (IGADD) which was founded in 1986 to mitigate the effects of the recurring severe droughts and other natural disasters that resulted in widespread famine, ecological degradation and economic hardship in the region. Taking the emerging political and socio-economic challenges into consideration, the revitalized IGAD was launched with more expanded mandate to be the premier Regional Economic Community (REC) for achieving peace and sustainable development in the IGAD region. The mission of IGAD is to promote regional cooperation and integration and to add value to Member States’ efforts in achieving peace, security and prosperity.

The IGAD mandate for peace and security emanates from its establishment agreement that emphasizes the need to establish a strong commitment among member states to act collectively to preserve peace, security and stability and to take collective measures against threats to peace and security in the Region.

As per the IGAD Peace and Security Strategy (2016 – 2020) IGAD’s overall objective in the areas of peace and security is to promote, achieve and sustain good governance, peace, security and stability in the region. In order to achieve this objective, IGAD Peace and Security Division aspires to enhance the predictive and preventive capabilities of IGAD and its Member States to counter terrorism and transnational organized crimes, respond to and resolve conflicts and promote stability and good governance in the IGAD region. 

The Peace and Security Division has an overall responsibility of coordinating and ensuring the successful operationalization of peace and security strategy and mobilize resources for the implementation of programmes included in the strategy.

Job Summary

Under the overall guidance of the Director of IGAD Security Sector Program (ISSP), the Head of Transnational Organized Crime Pillar will be responsible for the overall objective of containing the intensity and impact of transnational organized crime on IGAD Member States.  This include managing the activities of the Pillar by initiating and planning different projects, coordinating research and organizing workshops, designing policies and seek to enhance the building of institutional infrastructure for regional coordination mechanisms for combating organized crime. 


Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Assist the ISSP head in formulating, policies and programs and in monitoring the implementation of programs relating to transnational organized crime for implementation at the IGAD regional level.
  • Follow-up, monitor and report on important activities on transnational organized crimes and crime and mainstream money laundering, illicit flow of small arms and light weapons, human trafficking, trafficking in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, cyber crime and intellectual property related crimes control and crime prevention into the programs at the ISSP;
  • Analyze policies and strategies for strengthening IGAD member states to cooperation and to combat transnational organized and crime prevention;
  • Promote IGAD and International regional cooperation in collaboration with States, communities and other inter-governmental organizations, particularly in implementing the IGAD Plan of Action on Transnational organized crime in IGAD region;
  • Facilitate the assessment of the over-all Transnational organized crimes control situation on the Continent, including the needs of law enforcement authorities and institutions implementing transnational organized crimes reduction programs, and compile and distribute policy directives on a six-monthly basis aimed at reducing and eventually stop the transnational organized crimes;
  • Prepare meetings in relation to the implementation of the Plan of Action on transnational organized crimes as well as the Conference of the law enforcement agencies in charge of transnational organized crimes;
  • Produce and submit reports on transnational organized crimes and crime prevention and specific missions;
  • Coordinate with other UN Agencies, NGOs and CSOs on transnational organized crimes and crime prevention issues
  • Facilitate the research, conceptualization, drafting and reviewing of transnational organized crimes action plans for the IGAD secretariat;
  • Research, design and draft model national transnational organized crimes control programs to be made available on the ISSP web-site, which would include addressing the links between transnational organized crimes and development, as well as relevant information on cost-effective projects for the training of law enforcement agency personnel, on transnational organized crimes awareness and preventive education, and on training of transnational organized crimes reduction;
  • Facilitate and coordinate the implementation of the UN and AU Declaration and Plan of Action; and
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the ISSP Head and IGAD Secretariat.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education & work Experience:


  • A Masters Degree in Social work, Law and Political Science,
  • Police, Intelligence or Law enforcement background,
  • At least 8 years of appropriate working experience in the development and implementation of regional and national transnational organized crimes control programs, with at least 5 years of transnational organized crimes reduction post qualifying experience.


Skills and Abilities:


  • Working knowledge of policy analysis and development and program/project management, implementation and monitoring;
  • Knowledge of, and involvement in, programs implemented by regional and international organizations such as Interpol, UNODC, and Africa Union are highly desirable.
  • Experience in establishing law enforcement networks, analyzing information and deducing policy indicators.
  • Management experience, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to organize and motivate others, and to work in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Excellent drafting and reporting skills; communication and negotiating skills; and planning and organizational skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Proficiency in French and/or Arabic are an added advantage.

Submission of application

Only candidates who meet the profile of the minimum qualifications, experience and core competences stated above need apply. Submitted applications/Proposals should be accompanied by the candidate’s detailed CV, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three reputable referees and the candidate’s contact details (E-mail address and telephone numbers).

The applications should be addressed to:

The Director, Administration & Finance, IGAD,

P. O. Box 2653, Djibouti,

Republic of Djibouti;

Sent by email:

E-mail to the following e-mail address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., bearing the subject line: “Pillar Head-Transnational Organized Crime”

Deadline for submission: Applications must be received at the IGAD Secretariat by C.O.B 12th February 2020


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