ISSUED BY: OSCE Mission in Kosovo
VACANCY NUMBER: VNKOSC02299
VACANCY TYPE: Experts/Consultants
NUMBER OF POSTS:1
DUTY STATION: Prishtine / Pristina
DATE OF ISSUE: 30 October 2020
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 8 November 2020 – 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)

Background

The Department for Security and Public Safety (DSPS) of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo (Mission) continues to proactively participate and support the development of the security and public safety sector in Kosovo. In this regards, the Police Development and Monitoring Section (PDMS) to ensure the project result is fully achieved, will focus on human resources management capacities and e-learning within KP.

In this regard, based on training needs assessment requests received from beneficiaries, which was followed by an external discussion (with both beneficiaries and stakeholders in order to avoid overlapping of activities) and internal (intradepartmental) discussion, PDMS developed tailored activities for the implementation of this project.

Based on the above, in 2020, PDMS will continue to support the KP in its efforts to further develop their operational and scientific capabilities to provide credible and professional forensics services. The training activities for KP are based on the needs assessment identified by the stakeholders. Furthermore, throughout the process of identifying the needs and priorities, PDMS have closely worked with both entities and has considered the recommendations provided by an OSCE Mission -hired expert during 2019.

In order to achieve the program objective of this project, of “Structured, accountable and sustainable security institutions meet the needs of all communities”, and ensure that these  objectives are met, PDMS will deliver a training on evaluation of information for classification, processing, storage and distribution from 30 November to 04 December 2020 for 20 KP officers of the KP General Directorate. 

The training will focus on:

  • Evaluation of information;
  • Sources of information
  • Classification of information: levels, categories, duration, limitations, declassification and downgrading, authority in charge for classification, declassification and/or downgrading
  • Overview and comparison of the main information classification systems
  • Responsibilities; Requirements for access and eligibility;
  • Periodical evaluation on eligibility; Suspension, withdrawal, termination of eligibility;
  • Challenges and pitfalls;
  • Processing and distribution of classified information, methodology and limits;
  • Storage of information: safeguarding, premises, protection rules, responsibilities and sanctions.

Practical hands on modules in the training are encouraged and will be positively considered

Objective

The Objective of the training is to improve the skills and enhance the knowledge of 20 KP Officers from the General Directorate in the area of evaluation of information for classification, processing, storage and distribution.

Tasks and Responsibilities  

Under the supervision of the Chief of PDMS, the local expert shall:

  • Draft the training methodology and materials in consultation with PDMS and deliver final training agenda, video presentations, PowerPoint presentations, practical exercises and case studies, a pre-course evaluation test and a training evaluation questionnaire satisfactorily incorporating the PDMS comments and submit to the Chief of PDMS;
  • Conduct 5 (five) days of training on evaluation of information for classification, processing, storage and distribution for 20 KP Officers from General Directorate and assist them to learn how to deal with the challenges faced on daily basis during the training;
  • Provide advice on the sustainability of the specialized training programme in the relevant area to the PDMS;
  • Produce the final consultancy report and recommendations for further action.

Deliverables

  • By 25 November 2020 submit the final proposal of an assessment methodology satisfactorily incorporating the PDMS and OCC comments, if applicable, to the Chief of PDMS in electronic form;
  • By 26 November 2020 prepare the final assessment field work  agenda satisfactorily incorporating the PDMS comments and submit to the Chief of PDMS and in electronic form/as agreed;
  • From 30 November to 04 December 2020, deliver the training on evaluation of information for classification, processing, storage and distribution, for 20 KP Officers from General Directorate;
  • By 11 December 2020 submit to the Chief of PDMS the final consultancy report including assessment of the participants, the effectiveness of the training materials/methodology, recommendations for further action and the sustainability of the specialized training programme in the relevant area, etc.

Performance Indicators

  • Final training plan, agenda, presentations, practical exercises, case studies and a training evaluation questionnaire submitted to the Chief of PDMS on time and according to the OSCE official templates;
  • Training delivered as scheduled/planned in a requested format and of satisfactory quality to the to the PDMS Chief;
  • Positive feedback from the training participants (training evaluation questionnaire);
  • The completed pre- course evaluation test and the training evaluation questionnaire;
  • The final consultancy report is submitted to the Chief of PDMS on time and of satisfactory quality to the Chief of PDMS.

Necessary Qualifications  

  • University degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law, Intelligence Studies, Political Sciencesor other similar vocational qualification relevant to the topic;
  • Minimum ten (10) years of relevant professional experience on handling classified information.
  • At least five (5) years’ experience on conducting training in the security sector;
  • Professional fluency in English;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds and demonstrated gender sensitivity;
  • Flexibility, adaptability and the ability to work under pressure and with limited periods.

Remuneration Package  

Remuneration will depend on the qualifications and experience of individual experts as well as the detailed work plan to be agreed upon and will be based on the current OSCE consultancy rates.  

How To Apply  

In order to apply for this position you must complete the OSCE’s online application form, found under https://jobs.osce.org/. Applicants are encouraged to use the online recruitment and only fully completedOSCEapplications will be accepted. However, if you have technical difficulties with the system you may use the offline application form found under https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/offline-application-form and forward the completed form quoting the vacancy number by e-mail to: consultancy.omik@osce.org. In line  with yourqualifications please indicate preference to one or more field of expertise listed above (while using the online application the field of expertise preference can be indicated in the cover letter part). Kindly note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form or in other languages than the English language would not be considered. The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious,ethnic and socialbackgrounds to apply  

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