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Head of the Security Co-operation Department


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Presence in Albania
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Functional level
Middle management
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:

  • University education in a field related to security and safety matters or evidence of specialised training or proven experience in law enforcement, security and safety matters in a civilian or military environment
  • Ability to identify and analyse emerging security problems and propose solutions





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:


  • Proven managerial experience;
  • Strong familiarity with the themes and challenges for security/law enforcement in countries in transition;
  • Significant professional credibility in security sector management, security sector reform, law enforcement, or international security sector/law enforcement co-operation;
  • The ability to communicate clearly and concisely in English, and demonstrable organisational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated ability 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;
  • Ability to operate MS Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail.


  • Progressively senior managerial experience;
  • Previous international/field mission experience;
  • Experience in programme/project development and management in the field(s) of security sector reform, security sector capacity-building, law enforcement, international security/law enforcement co-operation, and/or countering radicalization/extremism;
  • Knowledge of the context and current issues for the mission area.





Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the general direction and supervision of the Head of Presence and Deputy Head of Presence, the Head of the Security Co-operation Department is responsible for developing and implementing a distinctive and impactful programme of support and capacity building to help Albania tackle her highest priority security challenges. The Head of the Security Co-operation Department is also the senior internal advisor on mission security and will be tasked with:

1. Overall responsibility for and management of the staff and performance of the Security Co-operation Department, including its policy and strategy development, planning, reporting and budgeting;

2. Working with the Head of Presence and top level national interlocutors in the sector to develop and implement a programme of work that distinctively and effectively addresses Albanian and OSCE priorities;

3. Advising the Head of Presence in the effective advocacy of the department's goals and accomplishments and liaising with other key personnel in the Presence, the Secretariat and OSCE institutions;

4. Maintaining the Presence's Security Plan including continuous assessment and revision as required, maintaining staff security awareness and preparedness, and acting as a member of the Presence Security Management Team;

5. Developing and maintaining active contacts with national and international partners in the sector to sustain our role, reputation, influence and awareness;

6. Fund-raising from international partners for additional Department projects;

7. Other duties as assigned by the Head of Presence and Deputy Head of Presence.

For more detailed information on the work of OSCE Presence in Albania, please see





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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