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Head Law Enforcement


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Serbia
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Civilian Police
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:

  • 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:


Police administrative courses on human resources management and general police management


Minimum 10 years of diversified and progressively responsible police experience including at least 12 months at management level relevant to the actual post

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Proven relevant supervisory and senior strategic management experience in an operational/active national police environment
  • Familiarity with change management, quality control and audit/review in the context of a police organisation
  • Proven relevant experience in the police reform process in a national police service or at the international level
  • Experience in the development and management of projects
  • Familiarity with political developments in the region
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds and diverse views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities
  • Ability to operate Windows applications including word-processing and e-mail


  • Advanced training and high level of expertise in at least one area of policing, such as criminal investigations, community policing and/or police education and training
  • Previous liaison experience with non-law enforcement organizations, (e. g. local and/or national governmental agencies, social service bodies or non-governmental organizations)
  • Knowledge of OSCE structures, institutions and field activities
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head of Mission (HoM) and Deputy Head of Mission (DHoM), and in accordance with the mandate of the OSCE Mission to Serbia, the Head of the Law Enforcement Department is responsible for the development and implementation of the Mission's police affairs programme and more specifically:

  1. Acts as the representative of the HoM and DHoM for contacts with senior officials of the Ministry of Interior, police officials and other officials dealing with police issues, and articulates Mission policy on police matters to the above mentioned officials;
  2. Provides advice and assistance to the Serbian Ministry of Interior ensuring a holistic approach to the police reform process in line with the Mission's mandate;
  3. Provides strategic guidance to senior management (HoM, DHoM) and Law Enforcement Department staff on accomplishing needed law enforcement reforms, as well as an analytical approach to the Department¿s future;
  4. Supervises the development, implementation and evaluation of reform activities/projects in all of the police reform priority areas agreed upon by the Mission and the Serbian Ministry of Interior;
  5. Identifies problems and weaknesses in the Law Enforcement Department's activities and ensures that lessons learnt are addressed in all of the Department's activities;
  6. Fosters interdepartmental co-operation within the Mission;
  7. Ensures that human rights standards and police accountability are integrated as norms into all police reform programmes;
  8. Supervises 11 international and 19 local staff in the Law Enforcement Department;
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

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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