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Chief of Police Development Unit


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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
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:

  • 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 on human resources management and general police management


Minimum 10 years of diversified and progressively responsible police experience including at least 12 months at management level relevant to the actual post

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Graduate of Police Academy equivalent to a university degree, supplemented by postgraduate degree in Advanced Police Management and Supervision, or in lieu of the degree, extensive formal and  managerial  training in other related fields
  • Professional fluency in English
  • Significant experience in planning and managing large scale international police operations/deployments
  • Prior field experience in international police operations, particularly those dealing with  introducing of democratic policing, promoting police-public partnership, building police operational capacities,  especially at the sphere of fighting organized crime, supporting the implementation of  police reform, providing police training, etc.  
  • Extensive police general managerial experience and practical experience at managerial level in implementing projects related to police reform, democratic policing, preventing and fighting organized crime,  human resources systems in police services
  • Mid-level  police experience in human resource management and proven record of effective strategic and operational leadership
  • Good communication, analytical, and planning skills
  • The incumbent must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds, flexibility, and preparedness to work long hours and to travel to remote areas in the mission


  • Knowledge of the historical and current political situation of the Mission Area
  • Previous mission experience of similar function in an international environment
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Head of Mission and the direct supervision of the Head of Public Safety and Community Outreach Department, the incumbent will be the overall manager for the Police Development Unit and will manage the entire police programme. The incumbent:

  1. Executes daily direct supervision over 2 internationals and second level supervision over 9 international and 11 local personnel under his/her command, including providing applicable to the post required organizational, administrative, financial and logistical decisions;
  2. Is responsible for proper planning, designing  and reporting on completion of the OSCE Mission's Police Development Programme in accordance with the Mission's mandate and the Ohrid Framework Agreement;
  3. Ensures an effective management, supervision and control of OSCE funds, including extra-budgetary, related to the Police Development Unit. He/she is also responsible for budget revisions and preparation of new budget admissions for the Head of the Department's consideration;
  4. Advises the Head of Department and Mission Leadership on strategic issues related to police affairs;
  5. Directs and guides the implementation of the Police Development Programme by close liaison with and direction to PDU mid-level managerial staff;
  6. Liaises with key police officials at the Ministry of Interior and develops a good working relationship with them;
  7. Participates in the Departmental co-operation with international partner organizations to ensure best use of Unit's resources, compatibility of projects and avoidance of duplication, with regards to Police Development;
  8. Functions as the main contact in all policy matters related to policing;
  9. Ensures that the police component of the mission is fully assimilated with other aspects of the OSCE Mission in the country;
  10. Performs other tasks as assigned.

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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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