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Deputy Director, Department of Security Co-operation (DSC)


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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
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:

  • 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 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:


  • Senior serving or retired military officer with higher military background or equivalently qualified civilian with advanced university education in a relevant field
  • Knowledge of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina and key OSCE politico-military documents
  • Previous experience in programme and budget planning as well as sound management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to compile and analyze reports
  • Professional fluency in English, both oral and written, with experience in report-writing
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
  • 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


  • Previous experience in field missions and/or with an international organization
  • Experience in negotiation/mediation
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Department of Security Co-operation (DSC), and in a centralized management structure, the Deputy Director supervises the day to day operational and administrative activities of the Department. The Deputy Director ensures that the approved activities are implemented in line with project objectives and the Department's priorities and assists the Director in long-term planning, in developing concepts and programmes and in budget and personnel matters. Specific duties include:


  1. Directs and supervises the work of the Project Officers;
  2. Assists the Director and the DSC in developing the departments policy, in collaboration with the Policy and Information Officer;
  3. Prepares Departmental operational planning documents including the Programme Outline and the Unified Budget proposal;
  4. Develops, in co-operation with DSC staff, associated work plans (annual/quarterly) for each project initiated by DSC;
  5. Conducts ongoing assessment of the project performance, providing information to the Director DSC, enabling the reorientation of effort and flexibility in response to changing situations;
  6. Provides input for the Departmental budget and personnel planning;
  7. Ensures that the policies on the organizational, Mission and Departmental level are being properly implemented;
  8. Maintains appropriate liaison with other departments ensuring that internal communication and information exchange are facilitated;
  9. The incumbent directly supervises 2 international and 4 national staff;
  10. Performs other tasks 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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