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Chief, Education


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Functional level
Middle management
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:

  • University degree in educational sciences, social sciences or related fields
  • Experience in educational field at an international level, either educational planning and administration, public education, teacher training, multi-lingual/ethnic teaching including curriculum harmonisation and teaching plans, or professional experience in a ministry of education or a teachers union
  • Proven project management experience, including planning, budgeting and evaluation techniques
  • Experience in liasing with specialised local and international agencies and bilateral donors
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Advanced education/certified training course in a relevant field desirable


Minimum 6 years of relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 3 years at the management level relevant to the actual position

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Prior experience in border security and management related fields such as international customs practices and procedures, law enforcement, military observation and arms control
  • Experience in an educational field either in educational planning and administration; public education; curriculum review, update and harmonisation; developing lessons/teaching plans; delivering training
  • Experience in liaising with specialised local and international agencies and bilateral donors
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team member and with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds and diverse political views while maintaining impartiality and objectivity with tact and diplomacy in dealing with both external persons and multinational staff
  • Excellent organizational skills, good research, analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to work under pressure, manage multiple tasks and process large amounts of information
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills; professional fluency in oral and written English
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Working knowledge of Russian and/or Tajik language
  • Previous involvement in OSCE or other international organizations¿ activities
  • Previous involvement in national border/customs-related reform programmes
  • Experience in developing and conducting cross-border/international trainings
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Director of the OSCE Border Management Staff College (BMSC), the Chief Education Officer will be responsible for advance planning and delivery of the OSCE BMSC Staff Course and other targeted training events.  The incumbent: : 

  1. Supervises the activities of the unit consisting of a Training Assistant and a Planning Assistant and manages the activities to ensure its proper functioning and high performance;
  2. Co-ordinates, plans, designs and delivers three Staff Courses per year in line with the approved Curriculum as well as the annually agreed number of targeted workshops. Delivers at least one of the core modules of the Staff Course;
  3. In co-operation with the National Chief Operations Officer, identifies all the necessary administrative, logistical, and financial, support (including translation) needed to conduct the Staff Course and targeted workshops;
  4. In co-operation with the Conflict Prevention Centre/Operations Service Borders Team in the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna, co-ordinates the review, harmonisation and standardisation of the lesson plans and support materials;
  5. Liaises with the Academic Advisory Board (AAB) and Consortium of National Training Institutions (in co-ordination with the Chief Development and Outreach Officer) to provide  guest instructors;
  6. Serves as a member of the OSCE BMSC Academic Advisory Board (AAB) and as an ex-officio member of the Implementation and Coordination Group;
  7. Co-ordinates an annual Staff Course Curriculum Review, conducts course evaluations, learning assessments, and other quality control and performance measurement activities;
  8. Co-ordinates, plans and conducts field study visits;
  9. Contributes to the BMSC calendar, catalogue of events, announcements and other promotional and advertising materials;
  10. Co-ordinates the preparation of students orientation packages and to the development of e-learning modules;
  11. Provides contributions to the Chief Development and Outreach Officer on potential research topics;
  12. Performs other duties as required.

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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