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Deputy Head of the Community Security Initiative Project*


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Civilian Police
Functional level
Senior management
Number of posts
Duty station
Southern Kyrgyzstan
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:


Senior police administration courses on operational leadership, contingency planning, human resources management and general police management


Minimum 20 years of diversified and progressively responsible professional police 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:


  • Ability to quickly establish contact and constructive relations with local population and officials
  • Significant experience in working with senior foreign government and police officials, International Organizations and NGOs in the development and delivery of law enforcement programme initiatives
  • Proven organizational and leadership skills
  • Significant experience in planning and co-ordinating large scale police operations
  • Significant experience in leading international teams in diverse circumstances
  • Experience in community policing and inter-ethnic relations
  • Experience in project management with the use of analytical and problem-solving skills and a good understanding of project planning issues
  • A command or management operational position in a national police environment
  • Knowledge of the political-military history and recent developments in the Area of Responsibility


  • Knowledge of the Russian language is desirable
  • Knowledge of the local languages (Kyrgyz and Uzbek) is an asset
  • Prior field experience with UN, OSCE or similar international organization
  • Experience in change management processes within the police environment
  • Possession of a valid automobile Class C driving license and ability to drive a 4x4 vehicle using a manual transmission
Tasks and Responsibilities

The OSCE Community Security Initiative (CSI) Project in Kyrgyzstan is aimed at supporting Kyrgyzstan police in addressing the specific situation after the June 2010 events and to contribute to the professionalism of the Kyrgyzstan police in providing security for all members and communities of the Kyrgyzstan population; irrespective of ethnicity. At the same time the Project is a pilot initiative which contributes in the long term to a wider national police reform programme envisaged by the Government of Kyrgyz Republic.

The CSI Project as a supplementary part of OSCE Police Reform Programme (PRP) for Kyrgyzstan, is implemented through the development of the police supportive activities in the nine local police stations of Batken, Jalal-Abad, Osh and Chui Provinces of Kyrgyzstan. Activities are implemented by advisers, led by regional team leaders. Methodologically and operationally, the project is maintained by police advisers, local community support assistants and local programmatic and administrative staff.

The Deputy Head of the Community Security Initiative (CSI) Project is tasked to manage the OSCE CSI Project under the direction of the Head of the Project. Under the supervision and direction of the Head of CSI, the Deputy Head of CSI:

  1. Advises and supports the Head of the CSI Project;
  2. Reports directly to the Head of the CSI Project;
  3. Conveys the policy and strategy of the CSI Project to local officials, NGOs, etc.;
  4. Provides direction to the Project staff on the implementation of project activities;
  5. Supervises and commands CSI Teams in the Area of Responsibilities (AoR);
  6. Handles all organizational issues;
  7. Co-ordinates the work of the CSI Teams;
  8. Instructs and coaches international Police Advisers, conducts quarterly assessments of the CSI teams' activities in their AoR;
  9. Assists the CSI and the Centre in Bishkek's (CiB) management in assessing the progress achieved in the police reform process;
  10. Assists in co-ordinating CSI activities with the activities of CiB's three main dimensions;
  11. Ensures proper use and maintenance of various equipment used by CSI;
  12. Reviews all reports submitted by all team members;
  13. Liaises with Field Office Osh and PRP Bishkek Office;
  14. Liaises with the territorial units of Kyrgyz Ministry of Interior in the area of responsibility to become familiar with their command, management and administration structures and actively develops a mutual good working relationship/environment;
  15. Liaises and co-ordinates activities with other international and regional organizations; bilateral actors and NGOs present in the AoR;
  16. Assumes all duties and responsibilities of the Head of CSI Project during his/her absence;
  17. Represents CSI in international co-ordination structures created in the AoR;
  18. Performs other duties as required.

* Note: The Community Security Initiative (CSI) Project is envisaged to run until 31 December 2015, subject to extension and pending funding availability.


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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