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Director of Security Co-operation


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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
Senior 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 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:


  • Senior defence or security policy expert, military or civilian, of at least Brigadier General rank or civilian equivalent
  • Extensive experience in the field of security policy and politico-military affairs with appointments in national and international high-level agencies
  • Comprehensive understanding of defence and security matters both within European and Euro-Atlantic Security and Defence Structures
  • Thorough knowledge of Dayton Peace Accords, BiH Defence Reform issues and key OSCE politico-military documents
  • Experience in preparing concept and position papers and in delivering briefings and presentations to diverse groups, including top-level audiences
  • Good interpersonal and diplomatic skills, including a strong impetus on objectivity and impartiality in a complex political and cultural environment
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both written and oral
  • Demonstrated ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing, spreadsheet and e-mail
  • Willingness to work extra hours and to travel frequently within Bosnia and Herzegovina and abroad


  • Experience in defence conversion issues (e.g. demobilisation, base and/or defence industry conversion)
  • Knowledge of the local language or the most common lingua franca spoken in the Mission area
Tasks and Responsibilities

The Director of the Department of Security Co-operation (DSC) directs all defence and security activities carried out by the Department of Security Co-operation with the BiH (Bosnia and Herzegovina)authorities, with the International Community and with the Office of the Personal Representative of the Chairman-in-Office for Article IV in Vienna. He/she also advises the Head of Mission (HoM), Mission departments, other senior Mission officials, and other organizations as required, on all relevant defence and security policy issues. Specific duties include:

  1. Directs and supervises work of DSC staff to ensure that the outputs are in accordance with the Mission and Department Implementation Plans;
  2. Ensures that Security Co-operation Program assists and supports BiH authorities in their efforts to comply with the OSCE politico-military commitments and in the implementation of defence and security sector reforms;
  3. Supports the Defence Reform process as appropriate;
  4. Provides expert defence and security policy advice to the Head of Mission and represents him as necessary at related forums in the BiH and abroad;
  5. Provides expert advice to Mission departments, senior Mission officials, and other organizations as required on military and politico-military matters;
  6. Ensures that the instructions in respect of Article IV (of Annex 1b of the Dayton Peace Accords) of the Personal Representative of the Chairman-in-Office for Article IV are carried out effectively; and provides assistance and support to the Personal Representative in other areas within capabilities;
  7. As the Security Co-operation Programme manager oversees all personnel, training and budgetary matters within that Department;
  8. Supervises 7 international and 11 local staff;
  9. Performs other duties 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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