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Programme Manager (Police Affairs)


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Montenegro
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:


  • Demonstrated extensive managerial experience in one or more areas: senior law enforcement management and administration, planning and/or implementation of the security sector reform; strategic development of police, including capacity building, development and implementation of policies, regulations, projects and/or programmes, assessment and analysis of police institutional deficiencies
  • Middle ranking or senior police officials with extensive command experience
  • Demonstrated experience of policing skills and concepts, including crime detection, crime and criminal intelligence systems, crime prevention, police training and personnel management, road traffic policing and community problem-solving methods
  • 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
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment
  • Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to democratic policing
  • Strong organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate, and monitor the work of others
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing, e-mail, and presentation software (e.g. PowerPoint)
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames



  • Previous experience in peace operations or international policing
  • Good knowledge of the conditions prevailing in Montenegro and mission mandate
  • Practical experience in advising, coaching, mentoring local police in post-conflict environment
  • Good knowledge of international organizations and networks co-operating to tackle cross border crime
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Head of Mission, and in co-ordination with the Transnational Threats Department / Strategic Police Matters Unit in the OSCE Secretariat, the Programme Manager is required to develop close working relationships of trust and confidence with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Police Directorate in order to sustain the process of police reform and modernization in Montenegro. The Programme Manager performs the following tasks:

  1. Provides advice and assessments to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Police Directorate on individual and institutional capacity and integrity building requirements, and on strategic planning and prioritization issues concerning all areas of policing;
  2. In co-operation with the local authorities, draws up programmes for the police development and training consistent with democratic policing principles and international standards. In addition provides advice on the co-ordination of bilateral policing assistance programmes, ensuring that all programmes of reform and re-training are consistent with the policing culture and state of development in the area of responsibility;
  3. Provides advice and training on contemporary police methods and concepts, through the provision of comparative models, as requested by local police partners;
  4. Provides expertise and information on the planning and project presentation issues to help maximise funding and support from the international community;
  5. Assists the local authorities in countering new international and cross-border security challenges, such as organized crime, terrorism and trafficking in human beings, through the provision and co-ordination of specialist police advice and training;
  6. Maintains regular contact with the office of the OSCE Senior Police Adviser in OSCE Secretariat to ensure consistency of method and approach and to provide information and reports as required;
  7. Builds and maintains a database related to the local policing and ensures that information, reports and correspondence on policing matters are systematically filed as part of the Office's organizational memory;
  8. Establishes and liaises with the Agency for Anticorruption, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Defence, State Prosecutors Office, international organizations operating in the mission area and local NGO's;
  9. Organizes, manages and plans the work of the OSCE Police Affairs Section (PAS); prepares the budget of OSCE PAS and directs the programme implementation;
  10. 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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