2 November 2017
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
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:
Demonstrable organizational skills
Proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Demonstrable interpersonal skills and documented experience in negotiations
Depending on the field activity's mandate, significant prior experience in relevant fields such as international customs practices and procedures, law enforcement, and military observations and arms control may also be required
Negotiating experience, preferably in the area of monitoring operations and/or related activities
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:
Prior experience in border security and management related fields such as international customs practices and procedures, law enforcement, military observation;
Extensive work experience in senior level leadership positions in any of the following environments: border security and management agencies, training and education institutions;
Management and leadership qualities including ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national, cultural and religious backgrounds, different genders, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
Served/serving as senior manager in a national training institute that engages in instruction for border-related issues, to include budget and personnel management duties, as well as public presentation of the institution or entity;
Experience in results-based programme management;
Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines;
Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e- mail ;
Professional fluency in English language, oral and written.
Knowledge of the OSCE principles and commitments;
Working knowledge of Russian, Tajik, Dari languages would be an asset;
Experience in cooperative initiatives in partnership with international organizations, non-governmental organizations or private implementing partners.
Experience in capacity building.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Head of the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe, the Director of Border Management Staff College (BMSC) will:
1) Management and oversight
Manageing the day-to-day operations of the Border Management Staff College, in line with OSCE rules and regulations, inter alia, extra- budgetary projects and the good practices of project management and accountability (including overseeing the budget, monitoring of pledges, and facility maintenance, supervising financial and administrative tasks including IRMA transactions);
Managing the BMSC staff (i.a. technical specialists, project officers, support staff, consultants) leading the project team in the development of annual project delivery targets; monitoring the progress on agreed results and performance indicators; performing project oversight, quality assurance, monitoring, reporting, audits, evaluations, providing day-to-day guidance and taking action as needed;
Providing intellectual and strategic guidance to BMSC staff, setting direction for the BMSC team, including on roles and responsibilities, accountability and reporting, performance management;
Briefing and consulting with POiD Senior Management on project progress and providing information and advice as required;
Instructing during training events and serving as a mentor to visiting officials conducting research as required;
Directly supervising seconded staff member/s and one national programme officer in the performance of their duties and serving as a second level supervisor for the remaining BMSC staff of the College;
Supervising the establishment of the necessary resource tools (e.g. databases of external consultants, training resources, international assistance on borders) to enable the College to respond to project objectives and opportunities;
2) Representation, partnerships and resources mobilization
Serving as an ex-officio member of the BMSC Board of Governors;
Serving as a member of the BMSC Academic Advisory Board;
In consultation and close coordination with Head of Mission, establishing and maintaining close contacts with the OSCE Chairmanship and the delegations of the participating States, as well as relevant OSCE offices to ensure co-ordination of BMSC-related activities, facilitating the distribution of BMSC event announcements and receiving expert advice and assistance in line with the project objectives;
Supporting sustainable inter-agency co-operation between the BMSC and other relevant training institutions within the framework of existing and new international training programmes on border security and management-related issues;
In consultation and close coordination with Head of Mission, seeking and identifying additional partnership and funding opportunities, and overseeing the preparation of funding proposals, donor briefings and presentations in support of resource mobilization;
Representng BMSC and establishing strong ties with national authorities participating in BMSC activities;
Performing other duties as assigned by Head of Mission.
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. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.
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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