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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
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 maintain constructive relations with local population and officials
  • Significant experience of working with senior 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 and policing history and recent developments in the area of responsibility


  • Fluency Russian and/or Kyrgyz language
  • 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 security 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 the 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 mediators and local programmatic and administrative staff.

The CSI Project is envisaged to run until 31 of December 2012 (pending approval).

The Head of the Community Security Initiative (CSI) Project is tasked to manage the OSCE Community Security Initiative Project in Kyrgyzstan. Under the direction of the Head of the OSCE Centre in Bishkek (CiB) and in co-ordination with the OSCE Police Reform Adviser (PRP) for Kyrgyzstan , the Head of the CSI Project:

  1. Acts as the representative of the Head of the CiB and the Police Reform Adviser for contact with government officials of the Ministry of Interior and other relevant Ministries and government agencies, police officials and others dealing with police issues;
  2. Conveys the policy and strategy of the CSI Project to the above officials;
  3. Liaises with the Kyrgyz Ministry of Interior and its territorial units at the highest level to become familiar with their command, management, and administration structures, and actively develops with them a good working relationship/environment;
  4. Advises the Kyrgyz Ministry of Interior and its territorial units on international policing principles/good practices and issues relating to policing in a post-conflict environment as well as policing in a democracy, including police-public partnerships at the local level;
  5. Provides direction to the Project's staff on the implementation of project activities;
  6. Leads the Strategic Planning activities of the CSI Project;
  7. Co-ordinates the CSI Project's activities with the other projects of the CiB Police Reform Programme (PRP);
  8. Supervises and manages the staff of the CSI project;
  9. Ensures the effective management, supervision and control of OSCE funds related to the CSI Project. The incumbent is also responsible for budget revisions and preparation of new budget admissions;
  10. Closely liaises with the Strategic Police Matters Unit (SPMU) in relation to the planning and implementation of the CSI Project's activities;
  11. Assists the Head of the CiB in providing regular reports to the OSCE Chairmanship, participating States, and Secretariat on the development of the situation in the Area of Responsibility and activities of the CSI Project. In the process of compiling reports, takes into consideration all relevant documents, including those from the authorised representative of the Ministry of Interior of the Kyrgyz Republic;
  12. Reports regularly on the progress of the Project;
  13. 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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