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Police Adviser


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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:

  • Graduation from a recognized police training school
  • Negotiating and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to read and utilise maps
  • Ability to perform first aid
  • Regular, active police service experience
  • Very good oral and written English communication skills
  • Knowledge of International Police Standards and human rights
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Police administrative courses in relevant field and specialized subject area


Minimum 10 years of diversified police experience including at least 12 months operational experience in the relevant field and specialized subject area

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Experience in working as a manager for a recognized law enforcement agency with a broad background in policing roles including "Community/Uniform Policing", Criminal Investigations, Human Resources Management and Police Training
  • Full understanding and experience of implementing business change programmes within a police organization
  • Extensive experience in project management, in particular researching, developing, implementing and monitoring community based projects and outreach activities. Proven facilitation, coaching, mentoring and mediation skills
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written
  • Effective oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment
  • Advanced problem solving and decision making skills and ability to work with own initiative and minimum supervision
  • Flexibility and ability to "multi-task" - working under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds, different gender and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing, e-mail, and presentation software (e.g. PowerPoint)


  • Previous work experience with an international organization and/or experience in field missions within the reform of police and democratic policing
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Police Development Unit and direct supervision of the Senior Police Adviser, the Police Advisor will be responsible for activities within  Host Country Police Sectors for Internal Affairs and will:

  1. Provides recommendations to the department's and unit's leadership, Ministry of Internal Affairs and other partners in the analysis, development, implementation and evaluation of policing programmes including police reform, training, police/public partnership and fighting organised crimes approaches;
  2. Implements or assists in the implementation of other Police Development Unit projects and initiatives that respond to identified needs from the OSCE, national and international partners, within the frame of mission's mandate and available resources;
  3. Assists counterparts in identifying and analysing emerging security issues. Prepares mission early warning reports and assists counterparts in devising and implementing appropriate action plans, projects and outreach programmes to address them;
  4. Monitors and  mentors national counterparts in the implementation of new police legislation and reform strategies;
  5. Organises, facilitates or participates in various meetings or working groups aimed at improving inter-ethnic relations within the Host Country in partnership with national and international players, reports on the same through established channels, following the mission's standard procedures and guidelines;
  6. Ensures that human rights standards, proportionate representation of police staff, principles of police ethics, gender equality and other internationally recognized standards are integrated at a  decentralized level within the police service;
  7. Supervises the work of one national mission member;
  8. At the discretion of the Head of Department will serve in any of the field locations, and perform other related work as assigned.

For more detailed information on the work of OSCE Mission to Skopje, please see


The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply

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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