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Police Affairs Officer, Planning and Project Co-ordination


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Archived vacancy details

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 Police Affairs Officer, Planning and Project Co-ordination, will perform all tasks related to the co-ordination and planning of projects and programmes in the Unit, under the supervision of the Head of the Strategic Police Matters Unit (H/SPMU). Furthermore, the incumbent, through her/his assistance to the other Police Affairs Officers of the Transnational Threats Department/Strategic Police MattersUnit (TNTD/SPMU), will ensure a more efficient and effective planning and implementation process of TNTD/SPMU's police-related activities.

Specifically, the Police Affairs Officer, Planning and Project Co-ordination:

  1. Manages the internal and external political matters related to the TNTD/SPMU activities;
  2. Conceives and plans, at very short notice, police-related activities in response to any possible request from the H/SPMU and Deputy Head (DH)/SPMU;
  3. Drafts brief concept papers, as a potential basis for more elaborated papers at a later stage;
  4. Co-ordinates horizontally any possible projects targeting similar or closely related issues within the TNTD/SPMU and the other units of the TNTD;
  5. Assists and supports the H/SPMU and DH/SPMU in their fundraising activities;
  6. Assists and helps Field Operations and other OSCE executive structures in the organization of their respective project activities/events;
  7. Initiates, proposes, organizes and conducts training activities and supports other TNTD/SPMU members on training aspects, including the assessments of training needs in the preparatory stages of project development and implementation;
  8. Co-ordinates and advises the TNTD/SPMU Police Affairs Officers on project issues related to their work;
  9. Liaises with relevant contacts persons in co-ordinating project proposals and ideas, and takes part in any co-ordination meeting at various levels upon request;
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Necessary Qualifications
  • An advanced university degree in international affairs or related fields
  • Expertise or formal training in a law enforcement or police-related academy
  • Minimum of ten years of progressively responsible professional experience in an international environment in relation to law enforcement and international affairs
  • Minimum of three years of field experience in international police training missions
  • Proven experience as a trainer at a police training centre
  • Proven experience in project management
  • Proven record of success in working for or with international organizations
  • Established liaison and negotiation skills
  • Experience in public speaking is desirable
  • Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Other language skills will be a distinct asset
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities
  • 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 achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. The nomination of female candidates is particularly encouraged.

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

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