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Police Education and Development Adviser


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek
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:


  • Extensive experience in the areas associated with police system reform, risk and security management, legal reform and/or public administration reform
  • Project management experience, including development, implementation and monitoring, preferably of law enforcement project activities
  • Knowledge of regional political developments, legislative and police reform issues in Central Asia
  • Ability to work with government officials and institutions, as well as the ability to establish contact and develop confident relations with civil society
  • Strong analytical, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; ability to compile and analyze relevant information
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited time frames
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment
  • 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
  • Knowledge of OSCE principles and commitments
  • Professional fluency in the English language both oral and written and working knowledge of the Russian language
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and email


  • Law enforcement development experience within the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
Tasks and Responsibilities

The Police Education and Development Adviser advises and supports the Head of Police Affairs in promoting the implementation of comprehensive police reform in the country. the incumbent also supports the implementation of a police educational strategy and develops strategic initiatives accordingly. Specifically, the Police Education and Development Adviser:

  1. Assesses and reports on policing-related issues, as well as drafts relevant background reports, food-for-thought papers and input to the Centre's regular reporting;
  2. Provides analysis and advice to the Head of Police Affairs on policing-related issues, with a particular emphasis on those related to the police reform process;
  3. Provides advice and guidance to the Ministry of Interior on a comprehensive police reform with a special focus on staff development and change management;
  4. Provides subject matter expertise to the police training institutions such as Police Academy and Special Police Secondary School on the application of modern training methods and techniques;
  5. Develops and implements projects (sourced internally or externally), and co-ordinates all the stages of the project management cycle (planning, designing, budgeting, management and evaluation);
  6. Liaises with the local, international and government agencies to assist agreed joint strategies and action plans on police professional development;
  7. As requested by the Head of Police Affairs, represents the OSCE and the Centre in Bishkek on advocating for the fulfilment of OSCE commitments related to policing practices, behaviour and structures to external audiences;
  8. Supervises the work of two Programme staff as directed;
  9. Performs other duties as required.

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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