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Head of Police Affairs


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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
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:


  • High level command or management operational position in a national police environment and/or significant work experience with law enforcement bodies
  • Proven ability to work with high-level government officials and institutions, as well as the ability to establish contact and develop confident relations with civil society
  • Project management experience
  • Extensive experience with police system reform, legal reform and/or public administration reform
  • Law enforcement development experience within the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
  • Knowledge of regional political developments, legislative and police reform issues in Central Asia
  • Strong analytical, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; ability to compile and analyze relevant information
  • Ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Professional fluency of the English language
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Previous international work experience and/or experience in field missions
  • Working knowledge of the Russian and/or Kyrgyz languages
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head and Deputy Head of Centre, the Head of Police Affairs performs the following duties:

  1. Provides analysis and advice to the Head of Centre and Deputy Head of Centre on all policing-related issues, with a particular emphasis on those related to the police reform process;
  2. Liaises at the highest level with the Ministry of Interior and its territorial units, and actively develops with them a good working relationship/environment;
  3. Advises the Office of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Interior and Parliamentarians on international policing principles/good practices and issues relating to police reform;
  4. Defines the strategy and necessary resources for the Police Reform Programme;
  5. Oversees and directs the development, co-ordination and implementation of Police Reform Programme projects, ensuring they are adequately monitored, controlled, evaluated and reported on;
  6. Assists in arranging OSCE regional events, inter alia, regional seminars and visits to the area by OSCE delegations, as well as other events with OSCE participation;
  7. Supervises the work of all staff in the Police Reform Programme;
  8. 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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