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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
Rule of Law
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:

  • University education in law or significant work experience in criminal justice and/or law enforcement (the latter required for police corrections officer training)
  • Experience in the practice of law, e.g. judges, prosecutors, lawyers, etc.
  • Knowledge of courtroom proceedings and criminal law and procedure
  • Knowledge of international legal procedure standards and instruments
  • Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
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:


  • Experience in criminal justice, administration of justice or a related field would be a strong asset and may substitute for some of the minimum Field of Expertise Requirements, such as knowledge of courtroom proceedings
  • Proven relevant supervisory and senior strategic management experience in the field of justice and/or home affairs
  • Familiarity with change management, quality control and audit/review in the context of a justice-related organisation
  • Proven relevant experience in reform processes concerning justice and/or home affairs at the national or international level
  • Operational experience in project and personnel management, administration and budget procedures
  • 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


  • Previous professional liaison experience with both law enforcement agencies and civilian organizations/services
  • 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 sustainable 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. Reviews the Department's capacity, recommends appropriate modifications to achieve sustainable democratic police reform, and adjusts/streamlines the Department's priorities, activities and staffing accordingly;
  5. Supervises the development, implementation and critical evaluation of reform activities/projects in all of the police reform priority areas agreed upon by the Mission and the Serbian Ministry of Interior;
  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. 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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