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Adviser on Counter-Terrorism/Violent Extremism*


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Skopje
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Civilian Police
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of issue
General Minimum Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:

  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability 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 school
  • Negotiating and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to read and utilise maps
  • Ability to perform first aid
  • Regular, active police service experience
  • Very good oral and written English communication skills
  • Knowledge of International Police Standards and human rights
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Police administrative courses in relevant field and specialized subject area


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:


  • Proven work experience in a recognized law enforcement agency in diverse roles including uniformed policing and criminal investigations (with particular emphasis on transnational threats, countering terrorism and Violent Extremism and Radicalization Leading to Terrorism (VERLT))
  • Proven project management experience, in particular with VERLT-based projects, including addressing conditions conducive to terrorism, and/or activities to prevent and combat terrorism, such as the engagement of youth and women and the role of community policing
  • Demonstrated facilitation, coaching, mentoring and mediation skills
  • Advanced problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Effective oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and with minimum supervision
  • Flexibility and ability to "multi-task" - working under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing, e-mail, and presentation software (e.g. PowerPoint)
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment with ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds, different gender and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity


  • Previous working experience with an international organization and/or experience in field missions in police reform and training
  • Experience in the implementation and management of community policing in the wider field of community safety programmes with a focus on VERLT
  • Previous supervisory experience and experience in the management of human resources and police training, especially in the field of radicalization and de-radicalization
  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area
  • Negotiation/mediation experience
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Chief of the Police Development Unit, the incumbent will be responsible for activities within the Host Country Police Sectors for Internal Affairs and will be tasked with:

  1. Providing recommendations to leadership at the Unit and Departmental level, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and other partners on the analysis, development, implementation and evaluation of trans-national threats and VERLT programmes;
  2. Implementing or assisting in the implementation of other initiatives that respond to the needs identified by the OSCE and national and international partners within the framework of the mission's mandate and available resources;
  3. Researching, developing, implementing and monitoring trans-national threats and VERLT-based projects; monitoring, mentoring and providing guidance to national counterparts on the implementation of these projects in the regions of the Host Country;
  4. Ensuring that human rights standards, principles of ethics, gender equality and other internationally recognized standards as well as proportionate representation of Ministry of Internal Affairs staff are integrated into all aspects of VERLT programmes, strategies, policies, action plans and practices;
  5. Providing technical assistance and capacity building as requested; facilitating the exchange of good practices and lessons learned as appropriate;
  6. Organizing, facilitating or participating in various meetings or working groups with national and international partners, reporting thereon through the established channels and following the Mission's standard procedures and guidelines;
  7. Networking with similar human rights protection organizations and institutions (international, intergovernmental, governmental and nongovernmental) and independent experts to exchange information, co-ordinate activities and implement common programmes both nationally and regionally-related to prevent and combat VERLT;
  8. Co-ordinating activities and projects with other relevant sections of the OSCE, notably the Transnational Threats Department and its Action against Terrorism Unit;
  9. Performing other related work as assigned.

*Please note that appointment to this position is subject to approval of the OSCE Unified Budget for 2017.

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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.

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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