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Security Co-operation Adviser


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Serbia
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Military Affairs
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
Duty station
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:

  • Officer / Warrant Officer training and/or university degree in a relevant technical field
  • Significant experience in arms control, peace-keeping operations and/or other relevant areas of military-related affairs
  • Experience in negotiations and liaison with governmental and military authorities
  • Ability to compile and analyse information of a political-military nature
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Advanced degree in a relevant field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Educational background in the politico-military field (military academy or civilian equivalent) or related fields
  • Significant experience in the management of politico-military issues in an international environment
  • Proven experience in the management of large-scale projects
  • Proven ability to compile and analyze reports of politico-military nature
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities


  • Knowledge of the OSCE documents in the politico-military dimension
  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the Mission area
  • Good knowledge of the politico-military situation and of governmental and military structures in South-Eastern Europe
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head of the Law Enforcement Department, the Security Co-operation Adviser serves as an expert on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and Stockpiles of Conventional Ammunition (SCA), as well as on the broader aspects of hard security matters. Also under the supervision of the Head of the Law Enforcement Department, the Security Co-operation Adviser reports to the CSBM/Projects Officer in the Secretariat in relation to co-ordinating the assistance to the OSCE participating States in South Eastern Europe as part of the implementation of their OSCE and UN commitments on SALW and SCA.

Specifically, the Security Co-operation Adviser:

  1. Assists the Mission leadership in observing and assessing the politico-military developments in Serbia and the region of South-Eastern Europe;
  2. Analyzes the implementation of the OSCE commitments, including the OSCE Forum for Security Co-operation (FSC) decisions, pertaining to SALW and ammunition;
  3. Co-operates with other OSCE field operations in the region on policy and implementation issues in respect to relevant OSCE and UN documents, in accordance with their mandates;
  4. Liaises with security sector experts from other OSCE field operations in South-East Europe in fostering co-operation among the participating States regarding the SALW and SCA as well as the broader co-operation in security matters;
  5. Acts as a project manager for projects pertaining to SALW and SCA, as well as to the regional security co-operation, in co-ordination with the Forum for Security and Co-operation;
  6. Supports SALW and SCA project managers within the OSCE missions in the region and other international organizations;
  7. Facilitates and participates in monitoring the process of surplus weapons and ammunition destruction, as well as drafts corresponding reports for the FSC and field operations;
  8. Participates in relevant working groups, seminars, meetings, etc.;
  9. Assists in the organization of seminars, workshops, courses and training for relevant security sector personnel in Serbia and the region;
  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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