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Police Affairs Officer Adviser on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Secretariat
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Political Affairs
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of issue

This position is open for secondment only and participating States are kindly reminded that all costs in relation to assignment at the Secretariat must be borne by their authorities.

Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered. Seconded staff members in the OSCE Secretariat and Institutions are not entitled to a Board and Lodging Allowance payable by the Organization.

The Transnational Threats Department (TNTD) was created in the OSCE Secretariat as per Ministerial Council Decision MC.DEC/9/11 with a view to ensuring better co-ordination, strengthened coherence of action and more efficient use of OSCE's resources in addressing transnational threats. It supports the Secretary General in functioning as the focal point of the Organization-wide programmatic activities that relate to countering transnational threats and in ensuring coordination and coherence of action across all three dimensions and among all OSCE executive structures, while respecting their mandates.  

Tasks and Responsibilities

The incumbent is responsible for OSCE policies regarding strategic law enforcement matters relating to crime prevention, investigation and prosecution of traffickers and victim identification, in the field of trafficking in human beings as form of organized crime. Special focus is on women and children, as part of the OSCE 'Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings' and the Ministerial Decision on Child Sexual Exploitation and in line with the OSCE Strategic Framework for Police-Related Activities (PC DEC 1049).

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Strategic Police Matters Unit (H/SPMU), the Police Affairs Officer, Adviser on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (THB) will perform the following duties:

  1. Co-ordinates, plans and implements the mandates related to the law enforcement aspects of the OSCE Action Plan on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and the Ministerial Decisions on Sexual Exploitation of Children (SEC) on the Internet;
  2. Develops policy, strategic guidance and advice to the participating States and OSCE executive structures;
  3. Makes recommendations to law-enforcement agencies on developing complementary strategies, including strategic recommendations to enhance criminal investigations with full respect of the victims' rights;
  4. Provides expert advice to the staff of the OSCE Field Operations in the relevant areas;
  5. Develops policies and strategic guidance in regard to cases of domestic violence in participating States (pS) and organizes training for law-enforcement officials and judicial authorities from pS on the subject matter;
  6. Integrates a more balanced and visible gender perspective into Transnational Threats Department (TNTD)/SPMU projects and activities; advises other team members in this area;
  7. Develops training materials for judges, prosecutors, police and other law enforcement senior and middle management officers on investigation of trafficking and SEC investigation; identifies trainers to conduct training sessions for law enforcement authorities in OSCE participating States; 
  8. Plans, designs, develops and manages relevant projects to enhance the law enforcement capacity in investigating human trafficking proactively; is responsible for mainstreaming anti-trafficking activities in the implementation of the TNTD/SPMU projects;
  9. Serves as focal point for international organizations dealing with anti-trafficking initiatives; develops new contacts and strengthen the existing ones. Responsibilities include discussions of new initiatives and projects with relevant representatives of these organizations;
  10. When required by the Head of Unit (HoU) or Deputy HoU, represents the TNTD/SPMU and the HoU in meetings related to their areas of expertise or responsibility; 
  11. Serves as focal point for the Field Operations in an OSCE region and collaborates with the Heads of Mission (HoM) or Police Program Managers on policing needs in the respective region; 
  12. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Necessary Qualifications
  • Advanced university degree in law or political science or graduation from a police academy equivalent to an advanced university degree
  • Minimum of eight years of progressively responsible professional experience in law enforcement
  • Minimum of five years of experience in working for a recognized law enforcement agency, either as a police officer or a policing expert dealing with investigations in THB and/or any other THB-related issues
  • Three years of international experience in illegal migration, diplomatic affairs and/or human rights
  • Experience in project management
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; knowledge of another OSCE official language would be an asset
  • Ability to operate Windows applications including word processing and email 

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

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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 be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.

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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