14 June 2019
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
In 2008, the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan decided to launch a comprehensive police reform for the benefit of the people of Tajikistan. The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe (POiD) was requested by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan (MIA) to facilitate the reforming process through provision of consultative assistance on the basis of its cross-dimensional approach to security.
As a follow-up to the request, the Office employed an OSCE Needs Assessment Mission to conduct a scrutinized research of the MIA status quo on policing and needs to be fulfilled for its improvement. The Needs Assessment Mission was carried out by OSCE officials mainly originating from the OSCE Secretariat. Upon completion of the needs assessment, the parties (OSCE respectively MIA) agreed on signing the Memorandum of Understanding in 2011 (MoU) between the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the OSCE on police reform issues, and developing the Police Reform Strategy.
The MoU serves as a legal framework which clarifies the tasks and responsibilities for each party. One of the key responsibilities of the Office was to provide advisory and consultative assistance to the MIA and engaging Civil Society Assistance Group in the development of the police reform strategy. The fundamental findings of the needs assessment served as a key reference in developing the Police Reform Strategy and were reflected in its first draft by an OSCE international expert. Further, the Strategy was initially reviewed and revised by the Civil Society Advisory Group and the members of the Police Reform Steering Group, as well as by relevant Working Group members, comprised of various representatives of law enforcement, civil society and Human Rights activists and other governmental bodies. The Police Reform Strategy was adopted in 2013 by Decree of the President of Tajikistan and will serve as a road map in outlining the strategic state policies in furthering a community-based police development throughout 2013-2020. The implementation modalities of the Strategy are outlined both in the Police Reform Program and Action Plan for 2014-2020, which were developed by MIA and adopted by the Government of Tajikistan.
The ability of development partners to implement their project interventions is dependent on their access to donor funding. Access to these funds requires submission of proposals for consideration by the potential donors. Project results should be effectively communicated and shared through good reports. For sustainable and effective implementation of project interventions, it is essential that government bodies like Ministry of Internal Affairs have the capacity to design, write and deliver high quality project proposals and reports.
The Office will recruit one international expert for the period of 20 working days to conduct comprehensive practical training course on project development and proposal writing for the officers of Ministry of Internal Affairs. In addition to this hired expert will be responsible for practical assistance in drafting project proposals as well as for guiding MIA officers on the same subject.
This course aims to equip participants with skills in writing and presenting effective and successful project proposals. The participants will also acquire skills in writing quality reports which can engage the audience.
The assignment aims at building capacity of MIA relevant departments to draft project proposals related to Police Reform issues and enabling fundraising towards implementation of the Police Reform, Police Reform Programme and Action plan with identification of challenges and obstacles, priorities and areas for improvement in the context of the police reform implementation, as well as lessons learned.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Working closely with the Office of National Coordinator on Police Reform from MIA, the International expert will report to the POiD Advisor on Counter Terrorism and Police Issues, National Police Assistance Officer and be responsible for the following:
Get insight of Police Reform Strategy, Police Reform Programme and its Action plan;
Develop training course modules by placing a particular focus on the:
- Project Rationale
- Project Overview
- Project Design
- Strategies for Winning a Proposal
- Building Blocks of a Proposal
- Submitting the Proposal
- Proposal Review
- Proposal and Report writing Best practices
Conduct 15-days comprehensive practical training course throughout 15 July - 2 August 2019 in Dushanbe city for up to 10 nominated officers from Ministry of Interior;
Act as facilitator and guide during training sessions as well as to contribute actively to the exchange of views and practical experiences with participants;
Training sessions must incorporate interactive methods of learning through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies for better understanding of ordinary MIA officers who never developed any project proposals;
Presentations should be delivered comprehensively laying stress on the all aspects of effective project proposal and reports writing, with focus on the latest developments and modern approaches used in other countries;
Presentations should include practical experience and interaction to stimulate critical discussion and thinking;
Submit the draft agenda for preview of the OSCE staff within ten days prior to the start of the training course;
Submit the presentations for preview of the OSCE staff within five days prior to the start of the training course;
Share theoretical and practical knowledge and guide assigned MIA officers on developing and writing all the elements and blocks of project proposals;
In coordination with MIA, receive list of first hand needs and current priorities in implementation of Police Reform Programme and Action Plan in Tajikistan;
Based on received list, assist nominated MIA officers to develop and deliver final project proposals in each area of development within Police Reform addressing its Programme and Action Plan implementation;
Draft a final report, which shall include the outcomes of the training course and recommendations based on the participants feedback within maximum ten days after the completion of the final activity.
Prepare up to ten trained specialists from assigned MIA officers who will be able to write and develop project proposals;
Provide up to ten project proposals in each area of development within Police Reform addressing Police Reform Programme and Action Plan implementation.
Design training course materials (module, presentations, hand-outs, etc.);
Draft and finalize detailed agenda of the training course including all practical sessions and exercises;
Final report, which shall include the outcomes of the workshop and recommendations based on the participants feedback.
University degree in project management, business administration preferably combined with experience in security and/or military services, or equivalent education and minimum seven years of relevant experience;
Strong programme design skills, including capacity to prepare logical, coherent, and consistent documents including budgets;
Capacity to work in a multi-sector team including coordinating technical input into the proposal;
Prior demonstrated experience developing proposals for international donors;
Ability to integrate different experiences, methodologies, and approaches from a diverse range of stakeholders, organisations, and technical experts from multiple sectors;
Knowledge of police reform activities in Tajikistan and relevant national legislation is a distinct advantage;
Demonstrates 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;
Professional fluency in Russian language is required, working knowledge of English is an asset;
Experience in conducting legal, policy and political analysis and trainings, especially in the areas related to raising capacities of law enforcement representatives;
Excellent communication and negotiation skills;
Excellent research, analytical and reporting skills.
Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
The consultant will be remunerated commensurate with consultant’s experience and qualifications in accordance with OSCE established rates. Applicants should indicate whether they wish to be included in the OSCE Roster of Consultants for similar assignments.
The completed application form along cover letter with detailed explanation of the reasons to apply and recommendation letters should be submitted by e-mail to POiD-Recruitment@osce.org quoting the job title in the subject line. Applicants who do not submit a completed OSCE's format application form will not be considered.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the organization.
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