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Head of Police Development Department


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Skopje
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:


  • Graduate of Police Academy equivalent to a university degree, supplemented by postgraduate degree in Advanced Police Management and Supervision, or in lieu of the degree, extensive formal and senior training in other related fields
  • Significant experience in planning and controlling large scale international police operations/deployments
  • Prior field experience in international police operations, particularly those dealing with training, democratic policing and other aspects of police reforms
  • Extensive managerial experience
  • Senior police experience in human resource management and proven record of effective operational leadership
  • Good communication, analytical, and planning skills
  • 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
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames


  • Knowledge of the historical and current political situation of the region
  • Practical experience at managerial level in implementing projects related to police reform, democratic policing and human resources systems in police services
  • Previous mission experience of similar function in an international environment.
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Head of the OSCE Spillover Mission to Skopje, the incumbent will be the overall manager for the Police Development Department and will manage the entire police programme. The Head of Police Development Department:

  1. Is responsible for planning, writing and implementation of the OSCE Mission's Police Development Programme in accordance with the Mission's mandate and the Ohrid Framework Agreement;
  2. Ensures an effective management, supervision and control of OSCE funds, including extra-budgetary, related to the Police Development Programme. He/she should also be responsible for budget revisions and preparation of new budget admissions;
  3. Advises senior management on strategic issues related to police affairs;
  4. Directs and guides the implementation of the Police Development Programme by close liaison with and direction to the Chief of Police Affairs and the Chief of Training;
  5. Liaises with the Ministry of Interior and key senior police officers and develops a good working relationship with them;
  6. Establishes and maintains appropriate links with other international organizations, to ensure best use of OSCE resources, compatibility of projects and avoidance of duplication;
  7. Functions as the main contact in all policy matters related to policing;
  8. Ensures that the police component of the mission is fully assimilated with other aspects of the OSCE mission in the country;
  9. Performs other tasks 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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