Cybercrime Operations Officer

Cybercrime Operations Officer

  • Post Date:November 3, 2021
  • Apply Before: January 1, 2022
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  • Career Level Officer
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry ICT
Job Description

Vacancy Notice No. INT02662

This vacancy announcement pertains to law enforcement officials within INTERPOL’s member countries only.

Please read the Conditions of Secondment in force at INTERPOL including the maximum duration of secondment.

Please be aware that your home Administration/Agency/Service/Government will be responsible for all of your salary/remuneration, social insurance, pension contributions, welfare benefits, family allowances, benefits during your assignment at INTERPOL as well as travel, removal expenses related to your arrival at and departure from INTERPOL, and any other related costs depending on your circumstances. It is requested that you obtain in writing, confirmation from your home Administration/Agency/Service/Government that it agrees with these CONDITIONS OF SECONDMENT. This confirmation letter should be forwarded to us THROUGH THE NCB, who needs to validate your application.

INTERPOL is the world’s largest international police organization, with 194 member states. Created in 1923, it facilitates cross-border police co-operation, and supports and assists all organizations, authorities, and services whose mission is to prevent or combat international crime. INTERPOL is now looking for a qualified candidate as a Cybercrime Operations Officer within Cyber Strategy & Capabilities Development Sub-directorate, which is part of the Cybercrime Directorate.

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.

Job title: Cybercrime Operations Officer
Reporting To: Head, Africa Joint Operations Against Cybercrime
Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Duration: Until 31/3/2023, Project- Secondment
Grade: 5
Number of post: 1
Security Clearance Level: Enhanced
Deadline for application: 31 December 2021

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 beliefs, 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.


The Cybercrime Operations Officer, under the supervision of the Head of Africa Joint Operations Against Cybercrime (AFJOC), is responsible for develop and coordination operation plans and activities. Cybercrime operations are aimed to prevent, detect, and disrupt Cybercrime or Cyber enabled crime activities and to potentially assist member countries in prosecuting suspect threat actors

The role requires the individual to show leadership, and tenacity to transition actionable intelligence into operational outcomes in partnership primarily with member countries. The role requires the individual to be able develop networks that will aid in facilitating the progression of activities through to operations as quickly and efficiently as possible. The member will work closely with other groups within the Cybercrime Directorate and INTERPOL, and may be required to facilitate and assist other operational teams in mitigating threats through cyber enabled crime.


The post holder will provide support to the following main functions:

  • Provide advice, guidance and information at an appropriate level to the situation in support of investigative activities and/or operational aims and objectives.
  • Contribute to the development of operational plans and threat and harm reduction strategies to ensure operational effectiveness.
  • Provide up to date knowledge on relevant legislation, national and regional policy and standards for operational practice to support decision making.
  • Provide timely, accurate and relevant advice to the Member Country on the available tactical considerations and options to support decision making and the effective operational delivery.
  • Evaluate the tactical considerations/options to assist in achieving the aims and objectives and to address identified contingencies based on all relevant factors in accordance with relevant rules on processing data, legislation and policy.
  • Provide advice on how to record decisions, actions, options and rationale in accordance with current policy and legislation to ensure there is an audit trail and to support law enforcement member countries.
  • Identify and agree the roles within the scope of an operation, liaising with key personnel and contributing to the planning and briefing processes as required, in order to achieve strategic, tactical and operational aims and objectives.
  • Evaluate threat, risk and community impact assessments and their implications in order to identify how the situation may develop and the contingencies which may arise.
  • Engage in and contribute to the debriefing process to ensure information is effectively transmitted and to contribute to organizational learning


All candidates will be assessed on the under mentioned requirements.

Training/Education required

  • Three-to-four years’ education at a University or other specialized higher education establishment in related areas is required.

Experience required

  • At least Five years in the area in question, and where necessary, management experience. Ten years’ experience in the area is required if the post holder does not have the required level of education.
  • Experience in international co-operation/investigations and knowledge and cybercrime
  • Strong background in Internet research
  • Current responsibility for cybercrime related crime investigations
  • Knowledge of multiple Computer Operating Systems
  • Experience in development and presentation of cybercrime investigation related training courses
  • Working knowledge of legal issues relating to cybercrime investigation


  • Working knowledge of English is required. Proficiency in a second official working language of the Organization (Arabic, French or Spanish) would be an additional asset.

Specific skills and aptitude required

  • Very strong communication skills, both in written and oral form
  • Ability to maintain objectivity and apply logical, specifically inductive, reasoning
  • Ability to synthesize
  • Ability to work independently as well as in teams
  • Ability to work persistently and under pressure, with discipline and high degree of self-motivation
  • Good social, specifically multicultural skills
  • Highly developed initiative, creativity (original thinking) and curiosity
  • Ability to develop and maintain professional network
  • Listening skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Experience in working or studying in an international environment would be desirable
  • Ability to exploit the Internet and other electronic sources for the collection of open source information relevant to criminal intelligence analysis would be considered an asset

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

  • Proficiency in a second working language would be an additional asset.
  • Experience working in an international environment would be highly desirable, for example employment in an international organization, or participation in international working groups, joint international projects, etc.


Remuneration: INTERPOL does not pay salary to seconded officials. Depending on the nationality of official, an expatriation allowance may be paid for a maximum period of six years. For more information regarding conditions of service, please refer to the “Secondments” link available on the web site (

The incumbent will be occasionally required to work irregular hours or overtime based upon workload.

This post requires occasional travel on missions, sometimes of a long duration and at a short notice.

The Organization reserves the right to change the duty station proposed in the present circular at any time, subject to the rules in force, and will inform the authorities concerned accordingly.

In compliance with INTERPOL’s Confidentiality regime the successful candidate will have to undergo a security screening according to the clearance level attached to the function.

INTERPOL has four working languages: Arabic, English, French and Spanish.

INTERPOL retains the right not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower or higher grade or to make an appointment with a modified job description or for a shorter or longer duration than indicated above.

INTERPOL would like to inform candidates that their application might be considered for other similar positions.

INTERPOL operates a non-smoking policy.


Vacancy Announcement_SEC_Cybercrime Operatins Officert_INT02662.pdf