Interpol – Criminal Intelligence Officer – Child Exploitation Specialist.

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INTERPOL embraces diversity and is committed to achieving diversity & inclusion within its workforce. Qualified applicants from under-represented member countries and women are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Title of the post: Criminal Intelligence Officer – Child Exploitation Specialist
Reference of the post: INT02542
Directorate: Organized & Emerging Crime
Duty station: Lyon, France – Nairobi, Kenya – Singapore, Singapore – Buenos Aires, Argentina*
Length and type of contract: until 31 March 2023**, Project – Fixed-Term contract**
Grade: 5
Number of posts: 5
Security level: Basic


The Criminal Intelligence Officer will have good understanding of the crime area of online child sexual exploitation; will be cross-trained in all duties and responsibilities of the Crimes against Children (CAC) Unit including among others – victim identification, ICSE database, IWOL, CII, transnational child sex offences and training delivery.


The incumbent will take part in CAC unit activities aimed to progress international cooperation between specialized units and investigators around the world, build and support their operational capacity to investigate this crime area and progress the availability and use of dedicated tools to aid such investigations.

More specifically, the incumbent will have sound knowledge of the online child sexual exploitation (CSE) crime area, and take part in activities including:

Development and delivery of capacity building trainings for specialized units in member countries, on topics such as Victim Identification, Covert Internet Investigations, Open Source Intelligence, Online Child Sexual Exploitation investigation, forensic interviewing, evidence searching and triage, etc.

Online  CSE  investigation  including  open  source  collection,  Darknet  monitoring,  P2P monitoring, CII, Child Sexual Exploitation material (images/videos) triaging and analysis, etc.

– all aimed towards progressing offender and victim identification, through referrals and liaison with specialized units in member countries.

Initiation and Coordination of international, multi-party, operations on Online CSE.

Operating INTERPOL’s International Child Sexual Exploitation media database (ICSE), administrative and quality control tasks, engagement and liaison with ICSE users around the world to progress their usage and contribution. Participation in development workshops and new feature/version testing campaigns.

Participation in professional and international forums and working groups, governmental, civil society and private sector, delivering speeches, presentations and comments.

Liaison with officials in member countries and organizations, with NGO’s and with the private sector to progress cooperation, engagement and partnerships linked to prevention and enforcement of crimes against children.

Any other task related to Crimes against Children or the unit’s mandate, to insure the organization can provide continued service to its membership, as requested by management.


Please only include professional experience for which you can provide official proof of employment (i.e. pay-slip indicating your functional title, work certificates, etc.). You could be asked to provide copies of such documents prior to interviews/tests. Any discrepancies found between the information stated in any of your application documents and the evidence of employment provided, will be considered misrepresentation and may lead to your disqualification from this selection procedure. This is especially important for your current and previous functional titles (they need to be exactly the same as the one in your contractual agreement), exact dates of employment, description of responsibilities and achievements, reason(s) for leaving and part-time work.

All candidates will be assessed based on the following requirements:

1.1      Training/Education required

A minimum of three years education at a University or other specialized establishment for higher education.

1.2      Experience required

At least three years of professional experience on crimes against children, in a law enforcement agency or organization.

Eight years of experience in crimes against children or closely related areas are required if the post holder does not have the above required level of education.

1.3      Languages

Professional fluency in English is required for all duty stations.

Professional fluency in Spanish is required for the post based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Professional fluency in other official working languages of the organization (French, Spanish, Arabic) would be considered an additional asset.

1.4      Specific skills required

Ability to work with explicit and graphic child sexual exploitation material on a regular basis. Ability to work in an international and dynamic environment, demanding frequent interaction and cooperation;

Ability to present in front of various audiences, in a clear, flowing and inspiring manner; Ability to work seamlessly as a member of a team;

Ability to draft high quality documents and presentations;

Ability to think/plan operationally and strategically and transform initiatives into new working practices;

Ability to work independently in an organized and disciplined manner;

A high level of computer literacy. Comfort with technology and software and an ability to conceptualize systems and tools – existing or needed.

Fluency in Windows and Microsoft Office suite environments;

A deep understanding of the internet, and experience in using it;

Reediness for frequent travel abroad, ability to adapt to local conditions and customs;

1.5      Special aptitudes required

Personal and professional maturity;

Integrity, honesty and high moral commitment;

Strong communication skills, both in written and oral form (public speaking and delivery of presentations);

Adaptability and the capacity to work under pressure;

Ability to handle sensitive material and maintain confidentiality; Ability to maintain objectivity and apply logical reasoning;

Experience in international interaction and cooperation;

Excellent interpersonal skills, liaison and trust building capabilities. Good social skills, particularly in a multicultural environment;

Initiative, creativity and curiosity;

Ability to develop and maintain professional networks; Ability to synthesize;

Good listening skills;

Sense of prioritization and ability to meet deadlines; Self-motivation and initiative;

A strive for quality and achievement.

In addition to the requirements, the following Assets and Special Aptitudes would be beneficial.

The following experience will be considered an asset:

Proven ability to lead a team;

Proven specialization in areas such as capacity building, CII, Training Development;

Hands-on experience in investigation (victim interviewing, offender interviewing, legal process, forensics, etc.).


Remuneration for appointment on contract: The monthly salary for a grade 5 post for a step 1 according to the duty station is:

  • Singapore, Singapore is approximately 7,762 SGD;
  • Nairobi, Kenya is approximately 346,741 KES
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina is approximately 111,959 ARS

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Deadline for application: 25 September 2020

Conditions applying for both INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL candidates

Only professional experience for which candidates can provide official proof of employment will be considered. Candidates could be requested to provide copies of such official documents prior to interviews/test.

* There are three open vacancies, each one based in a different duty station. Please consider mentioning the duty station(s) of your interest in your application. Kindly note that different language requirements apply according to the duty station. The contract end date for the post in Singapore is 28 February 2023.

** These positions are financed by a third-party donor, external to the Organization. Although there is a commitment from the donor, the appointment may be terminated prior to the contract end dates mentioned above, should the external funding for this position no longer be available. This position also carries, in principle, no expectation of renewal. Any potential subsequent extension will be subject to the terms of the Organization’s Staff Manual, to satisfactory performance and to availability of funds.

Selected candidates will be expected to report for duty approximately one month after receiving an offer of employment at the latest. Exceptionally, in Nairobi, Kenya the starting date is set for the 1st April 2021.

Tests/interviews in connection to this selection procedure will take place approximately 4 weeks after the deadline for applications. Applicants are kindly requested to plan their availability during this period accordingly, in case they are short-listed.

Selected candidates will be expected to report for duty approximately one month after receiving an offer of employment at the latest.

This selection exercise may be used to generate a reserve list of suitable candidates that may be used to address Organization’s similar staffing needs in the future.

INTERPOL is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates who are nationals of INTERPOL Member Countries, irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or bel iefs, gender, sexual orientation and disabilities.


INTERPOL places no restrictions on the eligibility of candidates, without distinction as to race or ethnic origin, religion, opinions, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities. However, the national policy and laws in force in INTERPOL host countries may mean that staff members’ spouses or partners, while legally recognized by the Organization, are not given the same recognition when they reside in certain duty stations. When this is the case, the Organization will inform the candidates accordingly to ensure that they are aware of the situation and allow them to make an informed decision.




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