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Arms Control Implementation Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Military Affairs
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of entry on duty
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:

  • Officer / Warrant Officer training and/or university degree in a relevant technical field
  • Significant experience in arms control, peace-keeping operations and/or other relevant areas of military-related affairs
  • Experience in negotiations and liaison with governmental and military authorities
  • Ability to compile and analyse information of a political-military nature
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Advanced degree in a relevant field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:



  • University degree in politico-military (military academy or civilian equivalent), or related fields
  • Significant experience in the management of politico-military issues in an international environment
  • Proven experience in the management of large scale projects
  • Proven ability to compile and analyse reports of politico-military nature
  • Good knowledge of politico-military situation and of governmental and military structures in BiH (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Demonstrated management and supervisory experience
  • Professional fluency in English, both oral and written
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and email
  • Good inter-personal skills with the ability to work with objectivity and impartiality in a complex political and cultural environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and extra hours  


  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the Mission area
  • Good knowledge of OSCE documents with politico-military dimension and of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in BiH (GFAP)
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Head of the Arms Control Section (ACS) and the supervision of the Director of the Department of Security Cooperation (DSC), the Arms Control Implementation Officer (ACIO) serves as an expert in small arms and light weapons (SALW) and ammunition and is responsible for developing and executing programmes and projects which assist BiH authorities in the implementation of their OSCE and UN commitments. Specific duties include:

  1. Assists the Head of ACS in observing and assessing the politico-military situation in BiH;
  2. Assists BiH authorities in the implementation of their OSCE and UN commitments incorporated in the OSCE and UN Documents and related OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation (FSC) decisions as they pertain to SALW and ammunition and provides analysis of their implementation;
  3. Advises the Head of Arms Control Section (ACS) on implementation issues in respect of relevant OSCE and UN documents;
  4. Performs the role of Project Manager for the OCSE extra-budgetary project in partnership with the BiH Ministry of Defence and UNDP to refurbish perpective Ammunition Storage Sites (ASS) and Weapons Storage Sites (WSS);
  5. Provides written evaluations on the reduction of WSSs and ASSs for the Head of ACS;
  6. Facilitates and provides analysis on issues regarding the disposal of excess weapons and ammunition (surpluses);
  7. Participates in monitoring the process of surplus weapons and ammunition destruction and provides written reports for the Head of ACS;
  8. Participates in relevant international Working Groups, seminars, etc., as directed by the Head of ACS;
  9. Liaises with relevant points of contact in the OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre (CPC), OSCE Missions in the region and other international organizations;
  10. Assists in the preparation and execution of seminars, workshops, courses and training programmes organised by the OSCE;
  11. Performs other duties, as assigned.

The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. The nomination of female candidates is particularly encouraged.

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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