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Head of Arms Control Section


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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:   Mandatory:

  • Serving or retired military officer of at least Lt.Colonel (OF4) rank, or civilian with equivalent qualifications with advanced university education
  • 6 years of relevant professional experience, including experience from international organizations and/or multinational formations
  • Significant experience in the management of politico/military issues in an international environment
  • Experience in project management
  • Sound experience in the implementation of any arms control regime would be an asset
  • Proven ability to compile and analyze reports of politico-military nature
  • Excellent knowledge of OSCE documents with politico-military dimension and of the General Framework Agreement on Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina (GFAP)
  • Good knowledge of politico-military situation and of governmental and military structures in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Good inter-personal skills with the ability to work with objectivity and impartiality in a complex political and cultural environment
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and email
  • Professional fluency in oral and written English;
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Director of the Department of Security Cooperation (DSC) as well as the Personal Representative of the Chairman-in-Office for Article IV (PERSREP) and the supervision of the Director DSC, the Head of Arms Control Section (ACS) serves as co-ordinator and supervisor for all arms control issues. The Head of Arms Control Section  develops, co-ordinates and executes programmes and projects, which assist the Bosnia and Herzegovina (BaH) authorities in the implementation of their commitments within the OSCE politico-military dimension and the implementation and monitoring of all Confidence and Security Building Measures (CSBMs). Specific duties include:

  1. Provides guidance, co-ordinates and supervises all activities of the Section;
  2. Assists the DSC Director in formulating and implementing Department plans to BiH compliance with OSCE politico-military commitments and CSBMs;
  3. Assists and advises the DSC Director on all matters pertaining to arms control and compliance assistance;
  4. Plans the execution of technical support to the PERSREP;
  5. Liaises with EUFOR as required concerning inspection matters related to Annex 1-A and 1-B;
  6. Liaises with EUFOR, NATO-HQ Sarajevo, EU Delegation and UNDP Office in BaH regarding arms control matters as well as with embassies of the participating States in Sarajevo as required;
  7. Co-ordinates the activities of the staff in the Arms Control Section under the instruction of the DSC Director;
  8. Supervises the co-ordination and facilitation of various seminars, conferences, working groups, etc. as assigned by the DSC Director and/or the PERSREP;
  9. Upon request from official bodies of Bosnia and Herzegovina, assists in drafting the exchanges of information between BaH and OSCE participating States;
  10. Conducts review of all ACS documents being forwarded to the Director;
  11. Counsels and provides recommended written evaluations on ACS personnel to the Director;
  12. Prepares Section inputs into all programme management documentation;
  13. Supervises 1 seconded and 3 national staff
  14. 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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