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Mission Security Officer *


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Skopje
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Civilian Police
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of entry on duty
Date of issue


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:

  • University education in a field related to security and safety matters or evidence of specialised training or proven experience in law enforcement, security and safety matters in a civilian or military environment
  • Ability to identify and analyse emerging security problems and propose solutions
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Advanced degree in a relevant field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • University education in law, political or social sciences, or to be graduated of Police/Military Academy equivalent to university degree
  • Good management skills in a multi-cultural environment
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited timeframes as well as the ability to solve problems effectively and efficiently
  • 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
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Previous experience in South East Europe
  • Previous experience working in post conflict environment
  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the guidance and direction of the Head/Deputy Head of Mission, the Mission Security Officer:

  1. Assists the Head/Deputy Head of Mission in the execution of responsibilities with regard to the security of Mission staff and Property;
  2. Maintains and updates security plans, contingency plans and security listings of Mission staff. Ensures that plans for relocation and evacuation to safe havens are current and implemental;
  3. Conducts regular appropriate exercise (such as fire drills, communication tests, evacuation) to ensure staff preparedness for other emergencies (e.g. earthquakes);
  4. Conducts security surveys of residents and Mission premises, puts in place appropriate arrangements to secure them. Ensures good state of repair of all security and communication equipment in close co-operation with ITC;
  5. Selects, trains, and supervises security guards. Ensures that good health and practices are followed as well as implementing laid down procedures;
  6. Ensures that Mission Members are kept informed on matters affecting their security and that appropriate arrangements are made for briefing of newly hired staff;
  7. Co-operates closely on security issues with other organizations operating on duty station, develops good contacts with the national law enforcement agencies with a view to obtain the best possible protection for Mission staff and property;
  8. Reports on all cases in which Mission staff have been the victim of criminal acts and initiate follow up action. Ensures that the appropriate level of confidentiality is maintained with regard to security matters;
  9. Supervises the work of 17 mission members;
  10. Performs other tasks as assigned.

*  subject to 2012 Unified Budget approval


The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. The nomination of female candidates is particularly encouraged.

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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