ISSUED BY: OSCE Mission to Skopje
VACANCY TYPE: International Seconded
FUNCTIONAL LEVEL: Senior professional
DATE OF ISSUE: 21 October 2020
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 10 November 2020 – 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
DATE OF ENTRY ON DUTY: 1 February 2021

General Minimum Requirements
The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:Excellent physical conditionPossession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmissionAbility to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements
The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:Graduation from a recognized police training schoolNegotiating and interpersonal skillsAbility to read and utilise mapsAbility to perform first aidRegular, active police service experienceVery good oral and written English communication skillsKnowledge of International Police Standards and human rights
Level of Professional Competence Requirements
Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:Education:Police administrative courses in relevant field and specialized subject areaExperience:Minimum 10 years of diversified police experience including at least 12 months operational experience in the relevant field and specialized subject area
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:Mandatory:Full understanding and experience of implementing business change programmes within a police organizationExtensive experience in project management, including research, development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of community based projects and outreach activitiesProven facilitation, coaching, mentoring and mediation skillsProfessional fluency in English and effective oral and written communication and presentation skillsCultural sensitivity and judgmentAdvanced problem solving and decision making skills and ability to work with own initiative and minimum supervisionFlexibility and ability to multi-task, working under pressure and with limited time framesAbility to establish and maintain effective communication and working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds, different gender and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivityDemonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activitiesAbility to operate Windows applications, including word processing, e-mail, and presentation software (e.g. PowerPoint)Desirable:Previous work experience with an international organization and/or experience in field missions within the reform of police, democratic policing and community policingExperience working on a managerial or higher ranking level for a recognized law enforcement agencyExpertise in Police Human Resources policy (recruitment, vetting, continual professional development) and professional standardsExperience as police operations officer and/or police liaison officerExperience in working with operational information and reporting
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Police Development Unit and direct supervision of the Senior Police Adviser, the Police Adviser will be responsible for the following activities within the Host Country Police Sectors for Internal Affairs, at various field locations:Providing recommendations to the department’s and unit’s leadership, Ministry of Internal Affairs and other partners in the analysis, development, implementation and evaluation of policing programmes including police reform, training, police/public partnership, crime prevention and fighting organised crimes approaches;Implementing or assisting in the implementation of other Police Development Unit projects and initiatives that respond to identified needs from the OSCE, national and international partners, within the frame of mission’s mandate and available resources;Assisting counterparts in identifying and analysing emerging security issues. Preparing mission early warning reports and assisting counterparts in devising and implementing appropriate action plans, projects and outreach programmes to address them;Monitoring and mentoring national counterparts in the implementation of new police legislation and reform strategies;Organising, facilitating and/or participating in various meetings or working groups aimed at improving inter-ethnic relations within the Host Country in partnership with national and international players, reporting on the same through established channels, following the mission’s standard procedures and guidelines;Ensuring that human rights standards, proportionate representation of police staff, principles of police ethics, gender equality and other internationally recognized standards are integrated at a decentralized level within the police service;Supervising the work of one national mission member;Performing other related work as assigned.For more detailed information on the work of OSCE Mission to Skopje, please see
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered.Please apply to your relevant authorities several days prior to the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered.

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