Background In recent years, the nature and magnitude of disasters have increased drastically, including terrorism attacks, earthquakes, floods and pandemic. The immediate and far reaching impacts of these disasters highlight the need for rapid and effective response and crisis management. Therefore, the role of the institutions dealing with crisis management is paramount in assessing the risks and taking steps to mitigate them, and effectively respond should the crisis situation occur. Training of the state police officials is a very important step to ensure conditions for adequate response in case of disasters and other emergencies. Conditions for successful solutions can be created by acquiring professional knowledge and skills, and having mastered technical and technological readiness to manage critical crisis situations.
In this regard, based on the request of the Ministry of Interior (MoI) of Albania, the Security Cooperation Department of OSCE Presence in Albania will engage an international external expert to prepare a curriculum on Crisis Management for the Albanian Police Security Academy, in line with EU best practices in providing effective Crisis Management and response to disasters, focused on the role of the police. The curriculum will serve for the capacity building of Albanian State Police officials, aiming to increase their abilities to: - Communicate effectively During Crisis Situations; - Plan Before Emergencies Occur; - Prepare and Respond in Emergencies; - Handle Hazardous Materials; - Operate Technology for Emergency Situations. Objectives
The Presence will engage an external international expert to develop a curriculum on Crisis Management for the Security Academy. The Security Academy will establish a working group to support the expert and to allow an access to relevant documents. The methodology of the work will consist of two major tasks: analysis of the current Crisis Management curriculum used by the Security Academy and respective gap analysis; and developing a new Crisis Management curriculum. The curriculum will be adapted for two levels: mid-level (Vice Commissars and Commissars) and strategic level officials of the Albanian State Police. The purpose of this process will be to increase capacities of police in effective preparedness and response to crisis and disasters situations in line with EU best practices, through dedicated training programmes offered by the Security Academy.
Tasks and responsibilities:
In close co-operation with the working group from the Security Academy and in co-ordination with the Project Manager, the expert will perform the following tasks and responsibilities:
1. Analysis of current Crisis Management curriculum used by the Security Academy and evaluation of gaps, through revision of relevant documents, including CM curriculum and respective materials, national legislation and EU best practices on CM.
The analysis should be focused on these three primary components: - the content of the current curriculum; - the organization of the curriculum, including structure, format, and sequencing; - the training methods used.
2. Development of Crisis Management curriculum. The full package should consist of two curriculums for mid-level and strategic-level officials, including: - SMART learning objectives; - Training methodology; - Delivery method; - Content; - Practical exercises; - Timelines; - Learning evaluation.
1- Report on analysis of current Crisis Management curriculum of the Security Academy, with respective recommendations. - The report should be submitted one week after the SSA signing.
2- Draft of Crisis Management Curriculums for mid-level and strategic-level police officials. – Should be provided by the third week of the SSA signing.
3- Final Crisis Management Curriculums for mid-level and strategic-level police officials. - Should be provided by the fourth week of the SSA signing.
• Master degree in security studies. • At least 5 years professional experience in the area of security, academia, international institutions and/or government agencies. • Previous work in topics related to crisis management. • Previous experience in designing training curriculum and providing training. • Knowledge on legal framework and EU best practices related to crisis management. • Fluency in spoken and written English is required. • Ability to work under tight deadlines.
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