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Deputy Director (Department of Security and Public Safety)


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Functional level
Senior 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:

  • University education in a field related to security and safety matters or evidence of specialised training or proven experience in law enforcement, security and safety matters in a civilian or military environment
  • Ability to identify and analyse emerging security problems and propose solutions
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Advanced education/certified training course in relevant field. Advanced degree in a management discipline an asset


Minimum 10 years relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 5 years at the management level relevant to the actual position

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • University education in international studies, public policy, political science, law or related fields and demonstrated experience in security and public safety matters within a civilian and/or military environment
  • Diplomatic experience or experience in working with international organizations or governments, particularly in a post conflict and/or developing regions
  • Comprehensive understanding of security and safety matters both in the Mission area and in the region, as well as the ability to identify and analyse emerging security and public safety problems and propose sustainable solutions
  • Proven experience in drafting programme outlines and budget proposals
  • Experience in project management including large scale, multiple-issue projects, as well as in fund raising and project promotion
  • Experience in preparing analytical reports, concept and position papers and in delivering briefings and presentations to diverse groups, including top-level audiences
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, negotiating and diplomatic skills, as well as the ability and flexibility to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks within limited time frames
  • Creativity and resourcefulness to generate complex policy interventions involving different government and non-government stakeholders and proven ability to vertically and horizontally interface with strategic partners towards agreed goals
  • Leadership qualities and demonstrated ability and willingness to work with and manage people of different ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views while maintaining impartiality and objectivity


  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area
  • Knowledge of the local/regional political history and developments
  • Additional education in Business Administration, Management, or other related fields
  • Practical experience and/or working knowledge of the local authorities, UN, NATO and other international authority mechanisms and working structure
  • Knowledge and understanding of the development of security safety standards and regulations, as well as Security Sector Reviews and their impact/relation to Security and Public Safety Development, and European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and its impact upon security development and functions
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Department of Security and Public Safety (DSPS), the Deputy Director oversees all aspects of the operations of the Department, ensuring a professional environment that benefits both staff and partners alike.

To that end, the Deputy Director of the Department of Security and Public Safety (DSPS):

  1. Serves as the principle liaison officer for the Department, co-ordinating activities between the Director's Office and OSCE, UNMIK, EULEX, KFOR and other international and local stakeholders;
  2. Co-ordinates strategic planning with the Director's Office and Senior Staff;
  3. Is responsible for the operations of the Department and supervises the activities of the Section Heads for Quality Assurance and Accountability;
  4. Oversees all reporting requirements on behalf of the Director, which includes weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports;
  5. Advises on staffing needs and oversees staff development;
  6. Assists in the development, implementation and oversight of organizational budgets;
  7. Is responsible for managing and tracking any other projects as assigned by the Director;
  8. 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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