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Regional Security Officer *


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Functional level
Middle management
Number of posts
Duty station
Mitrovice / Mitrovica
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:

  • University education in a field related to security and safety matters or evidence of specialised training or proven experience in law enforcement, security and safety matters in a civilian or military environment
  • Ability to identify and analyse emerging security problems and propose solutions
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Advanced education/certified training course in a relevant field desirable


Minimum 6 years of relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 3 years at the management level relevant to the actual position

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Strong Police/Military/Security/Risk Management background with sound experience of working with Security Plans and Warden System
  • Proven investigative skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Thorough understanding of security management policy, principles and practices in particular of contingency planning, warden systems, medical emergencies, fire protection/fighting measures, as well as organizational and general management concepts
  • Excellent communication and liaison skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people from different backgrounds
  • 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 judgement
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Possession of a valid driver's license and ability to drive standard Mission 4x4 vehicles
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Knowledge of the local language or the most common lingua franca
  • Previous experience as an international Mission Security Officer
  • Previous international experience, particularly in post conflict areas with multinational and international organizations
  • Knowledge of OSCE security policies and procedures
  • A good understanding of the political, cultural and security situation of South Eastern Europe
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Chief Division of Security and Safety, the Regional Security Officer is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe environment for staff and visitors of the OSCE Regional Centre in Mitrovicë/Mitrovica and for safeguarding the premises and assets of the Organization both at the Regional Centre (RC) Offices and throughout the regional area of operations in northern Kosovo. The incumbent is expected to live in Mitrovicë/Mitrovica. To this end, the Regional Security Officer:

  1. Plans work assignments, approves duty rosters, monthly schedules and overtime; assigns work and supervises the implementation of instructions to security guards/assistants working at the OSCE RC Mitrovicë/Mitrovica and sub-Offices (covering a determined geographical area) to ensure 24-hour security protection, seven days a week; calls regular meetings to brief staff on duties and performance standards to be adhered to; evaluates performance, endorses routine and specialized training, leads investigations of minor incidents and initiates action for major incidents;
  2. Based on detailed instructions from the supervisor and on the provisions of the OSCE Mission-Wide Security Plan (OSCE MWSP), contributes to expanding the concept provided by UN Security applying to the segment of the geographical region covered by the OSCE RC Mitrovicë/Mitrovica, sub-Offices and programming areas of operation, including the evacuation of staff in emergency cases; arranges weekly meetings with International security interlocutors (UN Security, KFOR, EULEX and other international organizations established in the geographical area) for contingency planning purposes, situational awareness, information sharing and to review and update the Security Plan; discusses/evaluates and updates communication back-up systems if established communications systems fail; evaluates movement procedures; approves staff security clearances, trains Security Wardens and establishes quantities of essential supplies stored in the OSCE Office or a small warehouse in the geographical area;
  3. Co-ordinates with the Fire and Safety Officer in the OSCE Headquarter (HQ) for the preparation of the annual schedule for fire inspections; studies the guidelines and briefs staff for fire evacuation; writes reports on fire incidents;
  4. Performs management reporting tasks including, but not limited to, daily and weekly security situational reports, analytical and technical input provided in support of Security Risk Assessments conducted both regionally and Kosovo-wide;
  5. Supervises 15 staff;
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.

* Please note that this position is subject to the 2015 Unified Budget approval


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.

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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