14 November 2017
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty
16 December 2017
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:
Second level University degree/certified training course in relevant field. Advanced degree in a management discipline an asset
Minimum 10 years relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 5 years at the management level relevant to the actual position
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
Second level University degree in political sciences, social sciences, international relations, public policy, law or police academy;
Previous work experience in an international environment or within field missions;
Strong managerial, diplomatic and organizational skills;
Experience with capacity building of institutions, field work and monitoring, security and early warning mechanisms;
Experience in managing a large variety of staff, including senior international mission members and national professional officers with different fields of expertise;
Demonstrated ability and willingness to lead and 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;
Cultural sensitivity and sound judgment, highest professional and ethical standards;
Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames;
Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail.
Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the Mission area.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Head of Mission (HoM) and the Deputy Head of Mission (D/HoM), and in close co-operation with the Chiefs of Units within the Department, the Head of Public Safety and Community Outreach Department (PSCOD) will be:
Having overall responsibility for the PSCOD, including its two Units: Police Development Unit and Monitoring Unit (in total 40+ staff), in relation to all aspects of management, programming, staffing and administration;
Leading the development and implementation of all PSCOD policies, strategies and methodologies and overseeing annual and strategic planning, including budgets;
Supervising and providing policy guidance in all areas of intervention of Public Safety and Community Outreach related issues, with special attention to the relation with Ministry of Internal Affairs and other government institutions, local authorities and civil society interlocutors, and general public at local and central level;
Overseeing and prioritizing field tasks, identifying and analyzing trends in the Department's issues and developing strategic plans to ensure that all activities are in line with and contributing to the fulfillment of the Mission's mandate;
Coordinating project activity with the Head of the Human Dimension Department in areas in which both Departments are engaged and coordinating and communicating with other Mission units as necessary;
Is responsible for the overall supervision and clearance of reporting, publications and public outreach; representing the Department, delivering speeches, attending conferences and giving presentations on Mission's activities;
Supervising directly the Chiefs of Units within the Department and as a second-level supervisor the Department's other Mission Members as agreed, and leads Department's contribution in briefings and updates to HoM and D/HoM;
Liaising with the OSCE Institutions and the Secretariat's specialized offices/units in all matters of relevance for the Department;
Liaising with senior government and officials, international organizations, the diplomatic community, NGOs, and other Mission departments on all matters falling under the competencies of the Department;
Overseeing the coordination and approval of Department's internal training programs, seminars and projects;
Performing other tasks as assigned.
For more detailed information on the work of OSCE Mission to Skopje, please see www.osce.org/skopje
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. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply
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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