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Head, Politico-Military Unit


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Baku (closed)
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
General Staff / Monitoring Functions
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 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:

  • Demonstrable organizational skills
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills and documented experience in negotiations
  • Depending on the field activity's mandate, significant prior experience in relevant fields such as international customs practices and procedures, law enforcement, and military observations and arms control may also be required
  • Negotiating experience, preferably in the area of monitoring operations and/or related activities
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:


  • Minimum of six years of progressively responsible professional experience in a recognized law enforcement agency with a broad background in policing roles
  • Demonstrated experience for a minimum of three years in managing an office, unit or other staff
  • Experience in project management, preferably in line with performance based programme budgeting
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and supervise the preparation of project documents, reports, and policy notes
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise, co-ordinate and establish effective partnerships with relevant stakeholders, including State, non-State actors, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations
  • Advanced problem solving and decision making skills and ability to work on his/her own initiative and with the minimum of supervision
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited time-frames
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds, different gender and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and email


  • Working knowledge of Azerbaijani, Turkish or Russian language
  • Experience of working with international organizations in the development and delivery of security and defence initiatives
  • Significant experience in developing and implementing capacity building activities
  • Knowledge of regional political developments and transnational threats in the south Caucasus
  • Understanding of the concepts and working practices associated with policing component of the security sector, such as counter terrorism, fighting organized crime, trafficking in human beings, democratic policing, police accountability and police training and development
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Project Co-ordinator and in accordance with the mandate of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Baku, the Head of the Politico-Military Unit performs the following tasks:

  1. Manages the Politico-Military Unit, including strategic planning, programming and budgeting, administration, and co-ordinating and supervising the work of the Unit's staff;
  2. Identifies, develops, implements, monitors and evaluates programmatic activities and projects on security issues which take account of the needs and priorities of the host Government, correspond to the implementation of OSCE commitments and other internationally recognized standards, and are within the frame of the Project Co-ordinator's mandate and available resources. Such security issues may include counter terrorism and combating organized crime, cybercrime and trafficking in human beings, and democratic policing;
  3. Provides advice and support to the host country's security sector, with a security-related focus on co-operation within and between national authorities, as well as co-operation with relevant civil society and international stakeholders;
  4. Establishes and maintains regular contacts with senior government officials of the relevant Ministries, the border guards and other national and local officials, as well as with the private sector, universities, research institutions and non-governmental bodies dealing with policing, security and defence issues. In this context, acts as the representative of the Project Co-ordinator and advises on the Project Co-ordinator's programme/strategy on security matters when and as necessary;
  5. Liaises with international organizations and agencies and other donors on programmatic activities in the politico-military dimension;
  6. Establishes and maintains regular contacts with other OSCE executive structures dealing with politico-military issues, co-ordinating with them the implementation of programmatic activities involving the host country when and as necessary;
  7. Advises the Project Co-ordinator on issues in the Politico-Military Dimension in such areas as the development of policies, programmes and projects as well as in management and administration;
  8. Represents the OSCE at external events in connection with the Politico-Military Dimension programmatic work;
  9. Serves as the Project Co-ordinator in Baku's Security Focal Point;
  10. 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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