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•             Bachelors or advanced degree from an accredited university; ideally in a law-enforcement-related field of study, such as criminal justice, police science, or forensic science. Equivalent law enforcement training will be considered in lieu of a college degree, contingent upon the training. Examples of such training may include the FBI Academy at Quantico; homicide, drug, and other specialized investigative training; executive management programs; public manager certifications; details/assignments spent with federal law enforcement agencies.

•             A minimum of 15-20 years as a sworn law enforcement officer in a U.S. law enforcement organization with the rank of chief of police, deputy chief of police, commander, major, captain, or lieutenant or the equivalent.

•             Former military candidates should be able to demonstrate experience as a field-grade officer in a law and order assignment in which they conducted and supervised/managed criminal investigations; training; and internal affairs investigations.

•             Must possess knowledge of the operations of a U.S. law enforcement agency, such as patrol, criminal investigations, internal affairs, recruiting, training and training academy management, budgeting and finance, forensics and crime scene management, and intelligence-led policing.

•             The described requirements may be substituted by additional years of law enforcement and/or international criminal justice program development and/or training experience

•             Must be able to obtain a Public Trust from DOJ prior to deployment

•             U.S. citizens/Green card ONLY due to government or federal requirement.



•             Because the official language in Benin is French, the candidate must be able to speak and understand French with no assistance from a translator. The candidate will ideally be able to write and read with minimal or no assistance from a translator.

•             The language skill level of the candidate can be measured against the U.S. Department of State’s language proficiency requirements, as indicated below. A level 3 or above is desirable.


•             5-7 years of experience working internationally

•             Having worked in like countries with hardship posts ( Haiti, Liberia, West Africa )

•             Experience in managing multi-agency, cross-border, complex drug investigations related to organized crime is highly desirable.

For additional information on ICITAP go to  At this site you’ll also find additional information on ICITAP’s approach to law enforcement management development.

Agency:  US Justice Department’s International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program
Location:  Benin
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How to Apply:  To apply go to and click on Careers and enter the keyword “ICITAP”.  Applicants should also send a resume to Gary Souza, ICITAP Program Manager at
Application Deadline:  5/18/2016
Contact Name:  Gary Souza
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