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Chief of Section (Community Safety Development Section)


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Civilian Police
Functional level
Middle management
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 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:


  • Proven working experience in the field of training and management development in community safety and community policing, as well as security and public safety matters within a civilian and/or military environment
  • Proven experience in project management (planning, designing, budgeting, management, evaluation)
  • Knowledge and understanding of security sector reviews and their impact/relation to community safety development and community policing
  • Presentation skills, as well as experience in analyzing, drafting and reporting
  • Ability to design, co-ordinate and implement community policing training plans and support to police
  • Ability to identify and analyse emerging public security and safety problems and propose sustainable capacity building solutions
  • Ability to establish priorities and to plan, organize, co-ordinate and monitor own work plan and provide advice and guidance to others
  • Ability to liaise effectively with national and international counterparts
  • Ability to design, co-ordinate and implement developmental strategies and support for public safety agencies
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and email


  • Previous liaison experience with non-law enforcement organizations (e.g. national and/or central government agencies, social service bodies, non-governmental organizations)
  • Knowledge of regional political history and developments
  • Practical experience and/or working knowledge of the OSCE, national authorities, UN, NATO and EU, authority mechanisms and structure
  • Knowledge of the OSCE principles, structures, institutions, field activities and commitment
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Director and Deputy Director of the Department for Security and Public Safety (DSPS), the Chief of Community Safety Development Section:

  1. Manages a staff of ten within the section;
  2. Supports the development and implementation of community policing policies in co-operation with relevant national and international stakeholders;
  3. Represents the Department in various inter-institutional steering and working groups and other forums to ensure co-operation, communication and best practice on community safety initiatives throughout Kosovo;
  4. Acts as the departmental focal point on community safety sector development issues at Mission level in relation to other OSCE Mission in Kosovo (OMiK) departments, neighbouring field missions and OSCE Headquarters in Vienna;
  5. Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of the community safety development  process in Kosovo and the region;
  6. Recommends courses of action for OMiK/DSPS programme decisions and activities related to community safety development;
  7. Drafts and implements projects that improve the implementation of recommendations in the broader community safety sector;
  8. Liaises with other relevant international partners and local authorities, to assist in the development of effective community safety sector governance in Kosovo;
  9. Works together with the senior-level leadership of the Kosovo police and the ministry of interior to promote community safety and community policing;
  10. Assists in the co-ordination of donor efforts regarding the community safety sector;
  11. Contributes to the development of the Department's programme outline in conformity with the approved Unified Budget;
  12. Drafts thematic, analytic and performance reports;
  13. 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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