Please note that this is a consultancy assignment of a temporary nature, with an expected duration not exceeding 5 months 29 working days.
The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental and human aspects. It, therefore, addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counterterrorism, and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis.
Over the past few years the Government of Kazakhstan announced set of measures towards improving police-community relations and building public trust in the police. In conjunction with this a working group of senior managers to devise options for the systemic transformation of the police into an accountable, service-oriented and effective law enforcement agency was established within the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) in 2017. The working group recommendations underpinned a reform programme, which began in July 2018 with the launch of the first two projects on establishing front offices in police stations and balancing working time. The working group was later supplemented by establishment of a Project Management Office responsible for drafting the reform’s strategic and performance plans, as well as coordinating, monitoring and verifying its implementation.
The OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan has been working closely with the MIA in all three Dimensions to build capacity and promote best practices. This work, inter alia, includes providing support to the ongoing modernization of police forces. In this context, the Programme Office together with the MIA has been implementing Extra-Budgetary Project to Support Police Reform (hereinafter – Extra-Budgetary Project) aimed at improving efficiency and public responsiveness of the police in host country. This project designed to integrate the lessons learned in the OSCE’s extensive experience in supporting police reform processes.
Some of the Extra-Budgetary Project tasks include components on rationalization of internal management processes, development of service orientation of the police and strengthening the effectiveness of human resources management. Among other tasks, the above-mentioned work involves providing international expertise to advise the MIA in its change management processes and exposure to the international best practices.
In the framework of the Extra-Budgetary project, the OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan, therefore, invites applications from highly qualified, energetic and experienced international professionals to provide consultancy and share best practices in police change processes.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance and direction of the Human Dimension (HD) Officer, the Expert/Consultant will be tasked with all or parts of the following:
1) Advising on best international practices on Community policing approaches by:
a) providing in-house training, individual tutoring sessions, and consultancy for the MIA decision-makers on Community policing procedures, especially on building and interaction of interagency partnerships,
b) advising the work of the Karaganda regional working group (WG), including providing in-house training, individual tutoring sessions and hold training and consultancy for the members of WG on community policing problem-oriented approach covering the following topics:
• exploring the situation,
• formulating problems,
• selecting a specific problem for action,
• collecting and processing data,
• analyzing causes for the problem,
• developing a solution plan,
• testing the solution,
• evaluating the test results,
• implementing the solution widely,
• accessing the outcomes.
c) providing capacity-building assistance through the Training of Trainers (TOT) program on Community policing and Problem-oriented methods for MIA Academies;
2) Supporting enhancement of police capacity on proper ethical behavior of its employees by:
d) sharing international expertise on police Use of force and Early prevention system,
e) providing capacity-building assistance through TOT program on ethical behavior and effective communication with citizens for MIA Academies;
3) Sharing the best international police practices on effective police performance assessment methods by:
f) providing recommendations on improvement of existing police performance measurement system in Kazakhstan.
Remuneration will depend on the selected consultant’s/expert’s qualifications and experience and in accordance with the OSCE established consultancy rates. The OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan will cover travel related expenses for the Expert/Consultant. The Consultant shall be responsible for arranging, at his/her own expense, appropriate health insurance and pension coverage during the period of his/her service with the OSCE.
How to Apply
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies.
If you have difficulties with the system, you can apply by submitting an offline application form which can be found under https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/offline-application-form. Please forward the completed offline form (together with cover letter), quoting the job title and the VN number by e-mail Recruitment.POiN@osce.org. Please note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form or in other languages than the English language will not be considered.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
Please note that this vacancy is open only for the nationals of the OSCE participating States (https://www.osce.org/participating-states) and Partners for Co-operation (https://www.osce.org/partners-for-cooperation).
Only those applicants who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.