22 February 2018
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
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:
Officer / Warrant Officer training and/or university degree in a relevant technical field
Significant experience in arms control, peace-keeping operations and/or other relevant areas of military-related affairs
Experience in negotiations and liaison with governmental and military authorities
Ability to compile and analyse information of a political-military nature
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:
Advanced university degree in security studies, or a related discipline;
Senior serving or retired police, military or security agency officer or suitable qualified civilian;
Minimum 6 years of relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience. Extensive experience in the field of security policy and politico-military affairs with appointments in relevant national and international agencies;
Good understanding of both the security sector situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in particular its institutions and bodies, and the overall political situation;
Comprehensive understanding of policy matters both within European and Euro-Atlantic Security and Defence Structures;
Demonstrated understanding and experience of the comprehensive approach to security and the concept of inclusive security;
Experience in Programme planning and management;
Knowledge of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in BiH and key OSCE politico-military documents;
Professional fluency in English, both oral and written. Experience of memorandum and report writing;
The ability to operate Microsoft Office applications, including word processing and email;
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.
Expertise or formal training in Counter-terrorism would be an asset;
Working knowledge of the local languages is desirable.
Tasks and Responsibilities
The Security Cooperation Unit is the focal point in the Mission for activities and support in developing the BiH National capacity in the Security Sector. The Head of the Security Cooperation Unit leads and supervises the work of the section on all security sector activities. He/she advises the Head of Mission (HoM), Deputy Head of Mission (DHoM) and other senior Mission officials, and other organisations as required, on all relevant security policy issues. He/she is responsible for the effective operational and administrative running of the Unit. He/she ensures that activities are implemented in line with project objectives and priorities, and in adherence to the OSCE Project Cycle Management System. The incumbent engages in long-term planning, in developing policy, programmes and projects and in budget and personnel matters.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Developing, implementing and evaluating Policy, Projects and Activities related to the Mission’s Security Sector work;
Directing and supervising the work of the Security Cooperation Unit to ensure that programmed activities are carried out in a timely, efficient and effective manner;
Providing expert security sector advice to the Head of Mission, Deputy Head of Mission, Mission Senior Staff and other organisations as required. This advice is required in relation to all areas of the security sector with particular focus on counter-terrorism, security sector governance and reform and arms control;
Representing the Head of Mission and Deputy Head of Mission as necessary at related forums in BiH and abroad;
Maintaining appropriate liaison with relevant International Organizations, domestic Institutions including Security and Defence related bodies, relevant embassies and other groups as required;
Providing guidance to all staff of the unit to facilitate achievement of established goals; facilitating or initiating formulation and dissemination of guidelines and other tools to set standards for Security Sector activities. Ensuring Unit’s compliance with organisational policies and principles;
Providing appropriate input for unit’s budget and personnel planning;
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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