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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:


  • Military officer of middle to senior rank with general staff education, or civilian with university education. Specific education and training in arms control preferred
  • Work experience with international organizations and/or multinational formations on arms control related issues
  • Experience in the field of security and arms control
  • Practical experience in project development and management
  • Proven ability to compile and analyse reports of politico-military nature, particularly in the area of arms control
  • Good knowledge of politico-military situation and of governmental and military structures in BiH (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Good knowledge of OSCE documents in the politico-military dimension and of the General Framework Agreement on Peace in BiH (GFAP)
  • 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



  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the Mission area
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Deputy Director of the Department of Security Cooperation (DSC), the Arms Control Implementation Officer (ACIO) co-ordinates mission activities and support related to arms control. He/she develops co-ordinates and executes programmes and projects to assist the BiH authorities in the implementation of their arms control related commitments. Specific duties include:  

  1. Monitors, analyzes and advises on BiH implementation of its commitments reflected in OSCE and UN Documents and related OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation (FSC) decisions pertaining to SALW and ammunition. Promotes these commitments and OSCE principles in contacts with various stakeholders and partner organizations;
  2. Develops and implements projects aimed at reducing the number of operational BiH non-prospective ammunition and weapons storage sites, upgrading those identified as prospective sites, and improving ammunition stockpile management. Monitors general BiH progress in this area for reporting purposes;
  3. Monitors and analyzes the process of disposal of surplus weapons and ammunition in BiH;
  4. Assists and advises the Director, Deputy Director and other staff, as necessary, on all matters pertaining to arms control and related Mission assistance;
  5. Liaises with EUFOR, NATO-HQ Sarajevo, EU Delegation and UNDP Office in BiH regarding arms control matters as well as with embassies of the participating States in Sarajevo as required as well as with relevant points of contact in the OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre (CPC) in Vienna and the OSCE Missions in the region;
  6. Provides professional guidance for and tasking of the Arms Control Project Assistant, to include support provided to the PERSREP and his plan for the handover of responsibilities to the Parties;
  7. Reviews and approves the work of the Arms Control Project Assistant before it is forwarded to the Director, office of the Head of Mission, and externally
  8. Co-ordinates and facilitates various seminars, conferences, working groups, etc. in line with guidance from the Director and Deputy;
  9. Represents the Mission and OSCE in various arms control related meetings, working groups and forums;
  10. Prepares inputs for all programme management documentation and reporting required for arms control related subjects and activities;
  11. Performs other duties, as assigned by the Deputy Director DSC.

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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