The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:
- Second-level university degree in law or significant work experience in criminal justice and/or law enforcement (the latter required for police corrections officer training)
- Experience in the practice of law, e.g. judges, prosecutors, lawyers, etc.
- Knowledge of courtroom proceedings and criminal law and procedure
- Knowledge of international legal procedure standards and instruments
- Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
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
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
- Proven relevant supervisory and senior strategic management experience in the field of justice or security sector;
- Familiarity with change management, quality control and audit/review in the context of a security sector organization;
- Proven relevant experience in reform processes concerning justice and security sector reform at the national or international level;
- Operational experience in project and personnel management, administration and budget procedures;
- Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written;
- Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds and diverse views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
- Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
- Ability to operate Windows applications including word-processing and e-mail.
- Previous professional liaison experience with both law enforcement agencies and civilian organizations/services;
- Knowledge of OSCE structures, institutions and field activities.
Under the supervision of the Head of Mission (HoM) and Deputy Head of Mission (DHoM), and in accordance with the mandate of the OSCE Mission to Serbia, the Head of Security Co operation is responsible for the management of the Mission's security co-operation programme in relation to policy formulation, strategic development, planning and reporting. Specifically, the Head of Security Co-operation is responsible for:
- Managing the Mission's Security Co-operation Department, including its constituent units (Security Sector Governance, Legal Analysis, Community Policing and Organized Crime) in relation to all aspects of management, programming, staffing and administration;
- Leading the development, implementation and evaluation of relevant strategies, policies and methodologies, and overseeing annual and strategic planning, including all budgetary and extra-budgetary programmes and projects;
- Providing advice and assistance to relevant ministries and other institutions and ensuring a sustainable approach to the security sector reform process;
- Representing the HoM and DHoM in contacts with senior government officials, representatives of international organizations, diplomatic community and civil society on all matters falling under the competencies of the Department;
- Reviewing the Department's capacity, recommending appropriate modifications to achieve a sustainable security sector reform, and adjusting/streamlining the Department's priorities, activities and staffing accordingly;
- Identifying risks in all areas falling under the Department's competencies and developing mitigating measures and early warning mechanisms;
- Overseeing and managing the reporting, publications and public outreach initiatives;
- Supervising the chiefs of units and acting as the second-level supervisor for other staff in the Department;
- Representing the Department, delivering speeches, attending conferences and giving presentations;
- Liaising with the OSCE Secretariat and Institutions specialized offices/units on all matters of relevance for the Department;
- Supervising 3 international and 15 national mission members as either first- or second-level supervisor;
- Performing other duties as assigned.
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Mission to Serbia, please see www.osce.org/serbia
The OSCE subscribes to the following core values: Commitment, Diversity, Integrity and Accountability. It seeks to foster the following core competencies in all its staff: Communication, Collaboration, Analysis and Decision-Making, Planning, Initiative-Taking and Flexibility. It further promotes the following managerial competencies for posts with managerial responsibilities: Leadership, Strategic Thinking and Managing Performance. Candidates are therefore encouraged to familiarize themselves with these principles by studying the OSCE Competency Model available at: https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/our-competency-model.
The OSCE retains the discretion to cancel the recruitment, to re-advertise the vacancy, to offer an assignment at a lower level or to offer an assignment with modified tasks and responsibilities or for a different duration.
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.