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ICITAP National Bureau of Investigator Advisor – Albania

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PAE 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.? PAE?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 PAE, it should not be considered an employment relationship with PAE.




ICITAP Albania, is seeking a law enforcement professional to act as principal advisor to the newly established National Bureau of Investigations (henceforth, NBI).   Preferably, the successful candidate has had experience working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and have a range of skills associated with monitoring, mentoring and advising the NBI Director and her team of NBI Investigators.

The National Bureau of Investigations (henceforth, NBI) is established by the law entitled, On the Organization and Functioning of Institutions for Combatting Corruption and Organized Crime 2016 (henceforth ‘SPAK Law’). The Investigators of the NBI shall have the status of judicial police (Article 31(1), SPAK Law), and form part of the Special Anti-Corruption and Organized Crime Structure (SPAK), which also includes the Special Prosecution Office (SPO). The NBI is a specialized section of judicial police which investigates criminal offences under the jurisdiction of the Special Prosecution Office, in accordance with the provisions of Criminal Procedure Code.

Investigators are employees of the NBI who are responsible for conducting criminal investigations (Article 37(1), SPAK Law). NBI investigators are directed and controlled by special prosecutors and the Director of the National Bureau of Investigation (Article 11, SPAK Law). Investigators have the status of judicial police officers, but shall conduct investigations only at the direction of prosecutors of the Special Prosecution Office (Article 37(1), SPAK Law).  In all matters relating to investigations and investigatory powers defined by the Criminal Procedure Code, investigators will be directed primarily by the special prosecutors.

The USG has taken a lead role in assisting SPAK in the task of standing up the NBI, including design of its secondary laws and regulations, institution building and overall design of the NBI capacity building program. After completing the selection of the Director and 60 Investigators in 2020, ICITAP will – in collaboration with the FBI Academy – conduct their training in 2021. A critical component of NBI training will be workplace coaching conducted by the postholder.




This is a ‘hands on’ role, working alongside the NBI Investigator teams as they carry out the instructions of the Special Prosecutors. The following are the main responsibilities:

To positively mentor and advise the NBI Investigator teams as they conduct proactive operations, including covert surveillance, intelligence gathering and analysis, systematic search, arrests, and evidence gathering.
To help the NBI Director develop an integrated working partnership with Special Prosecutors, Albanian State Police and other law enforcement institutions.
To advise NBI and SPO on development of a proactive crime strategy for targeting organised crime groups and corrupt official in the judiciary and government administration.
To continuously monitor the performance of individual NBI Investigators and advise the NBI Director on training required to improve performance.
To advise the NBI Director on best FBI practice in crime mapping, intelligence analysis and reporting.
To advise the NBI Director and Chief Special Prosecutor on the ongoing process of developing a Case Management System.
To assist the NBI Director in building and maintaining a professional and ethical culture among all NBI employees.

At least 10 years of experience of investigating organized crime and/or corruption with the Federal Bureau of Investigation or similar organization.
A good knowledge of FBI standards and best practice in all aspects of organized crime investigation.
Naturally pragmatic and solutions orientated.
Ability to influence and inspire workplace change.
Ability to influence multiple stakeholders, and an engage people at every level of host organization
Experience as a lead investigator with the FBI or other law enforcement agency.
Experience as an FBI trainer would be an advantage.
Knowledge of the western Balkans and the Albanian language would be an advantage.

Bachelor’s degree
Minimum of fifteen (15) years LE experience, with at least ten (10) years of investigative experience preferably in Internal Affairs or Law Enforcement Inspector General Field.
Experience in the field(s) of policy reform, organizational development, and criminal investigations.
Proven ability to operate windows applications including Microsoft Office Suite.
Experience OCONUS
Demonstrates integrity and fairness.
Collaborates in building team morale and consensus.
Writes and speaks clearly and convincingly.
Listens actively and responds effectively.
Actively builds deep knowledge in one or more areas.
Can act as mentor for others.
Demonstrated ability to perform multiple, complex investigations simultaneously in accordance with best FBI practice.
Demonstrates expert knowledge of criminal investigation processes.
Strong knowledge of Windows operating system.
Good knowledge of Case Management Systems or similar applications in criminal investigation work.
In-depth knowledge of investigation-related analysis tools and software.

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