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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 issue
General Minimum Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:

  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving licence 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 the following specific requirements:


  • Candidates should have held a high-level command or operational management 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 in police system and 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 within 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

The OSCE Centre in Bishkek was established in late 1998 and seeks to have a lasting effect within five strategic priority areas: strengthening of relations between communities; fostering good governance and combating corruption; fighting against terrorism; promoting human rights protection and the rule of law; and furthering gender equality.

The Centre assists the authorities in reforming policing in Kyrgyzstan, in particular through the introduction of community-based policing principles. The goal is to turn the police from a force into a service, and to build trust, confidence, and inter-communal tolerance. The Centre's activities include technical as well as methodological assistance.

Under the supervision of the Head of the Politico-Military Dimension, the Head of Police Affairs will perform the following duties:

  1. Defines the strategy and necessary resources for all police-related programmatic activities;
  2. Oversees and directs the development, co-ordination and implementation of all police-related programmatic activities, ensuring they are adequately monitored, controlled, evaluated and reported on;
  3. Provides analysis and advice to the Head of Politico-Military Dimension on all policing-related issues, with a particular emphasis on those related to the police reform process;
  4. Liaises at the highest level with the Ministry of Interior and its territorial units, and actively develops a good working relationship/environment with them;
  5. 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;
  6. Liaises with the Head of the Community Security Initiative (CSI) extra-budgetary funded project being implemented in selected local police stations in certain provinces during the remainder of the project;
  7. 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;
  8. Supervises the work of seven subordinate staff;
  9. Performs other duties as required.

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds. 

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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