5 August 2020
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty
7 September 2020
The vacancy is open only for persons with the citizenship of or permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia.
The successful candidate will receive a one-year fixed-term Letter of Appointment, which will be subject to satisfactory completion of a 6-month probationary period. The incumbent will work in the OSCE Mission to Serbia’s Community Policing Unit of the Security Co-operation Department.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the National Community Policing Officer, the incumbent provides advice on the implementation of sustainable and effective strategies and practices related to police-public partnerships within the community policing concept, promotes the OSCE's efforts to assess and enhance the application of internationally recognised best practices concerning the community policing concept and approach, and develops and implements programmatic activities to promote these practices.
Developing, implementing and monitoring activities with governmental agencies, independent bodies and non-governmental organisations mandated to develop and implement police-public partnerships within the community policing concept. Project monitoring includes drafting financial and narrative reports as required;
Providing advice on the roles and responsibilities of local self-government and other societal actors in the development of police-public partnerships with an understanding of the methods relevant for the priorities of the Department. Following topical community policing and police-public partnership building issues and briefs the supervisor, Head of Department and Mission leadership as required. Following the practical implementation of the security sector reform and police-public partnership building initiatives in the host country;
Reviewing draft strategies and action plans prepared by the host country's institutions, and providing advice and recommendations to ensure that new government policies comply with international best practices and contributing to strengthening the existing framework to promote the involvement of the police service, local self-government and civil society in the community policing initiatives. Drafting reports, memos and analyses on community policing issues upon request and recommends adjustment of priorities of the Department's portfolio accordingly;
Liaising with the OSCE institutions and field operations to contribute to horizontal co-operation in the context of police-public partnership building. Participating in related events organised by the OSCE, represents the Department and contributes to the subject-matter discussions. Drafting talking points, background papers memos and other documents as appropriate;
Delivering or facilitating training in partnership-building for local self-government, civil society and other actors within the police-public partnership mechanism, particularly to enhance their capacity to actively engage in the community policing initiatives;
Performing other duties as required.
Citizenship of or permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia;
University degree in police studies, political/social sciences, humanities or law;
Courses in human security and/or security sector reform would be an asset;
Minimum two years of professional-level experience in the field of police reform, preferably in relation to community policing and/or police-public partnership;
Experience in project development, implementation and evaluation;
Knowledge of the best practices regarding community involvement in solving safety problems;
Knowledge of the work of international organisations and CSOs in the field of police reform;
Holding a valid driving licence;
Ability and willingness to work with people of different nationalities, cultural and religious backgrounds and diverse political 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.
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
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
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 incumbent will receive a one-year fixed-term Letter of Appointment, which will be subject to satisfactory completion of a 6-month probationary period, and which will be renewable annually, subject to satisfactory performance and continuing need for the post.
Appointments are normally made at Step 1 of the applicable salary scales.
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions, is approx. EUR 2,159.25. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.
How To Apply
Please apply online through the OSCE website (https://jobs.osce.org) no later than 5 August 2020. Only online applications will be considered; applications received by email, post etc. will not be accepted.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who have not been contacted by 15 September 2020 should consider there will be no follow up to their application.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, cancel the recruitment, offer an appointment at a lower grade or offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
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