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Security Sector Development Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Presence in Albania
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
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:

  • 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 degree in a relevant field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Proven project management experience, including planning and strategic development, budgeting and evaluation of effectiveness techniques, audit and review
  • Extensive experience in the areas of education/training development, policy implementation and capacity building
  • Experience in liaising with specialized local and international agencies and bilateral donors
  • Excellent drafting and analytical skills
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds and diverse 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
  • Ability to operate Windows applications including word-processing and e-mail


  • Prior international experience in security sector or public sector development and reform
  • Previous police/military background
  • Knowledge of regional political developments and the legislative and security sector reform issues in Albania (or the region)
  • Experience from a management position in a national education/training development environment
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Security Co-operation Department, the Security Sector Development Officer is responsible for liaising with Ministries of Defence and Interior Affairs, State Police, and Fire and Rescue Service officials to offer strategic and tactical standards development, policy advice/assistance and performs the following specific responsibilities:

  1. Carries out needs assessment programmes to ascertain Armed Forces, State Police, and Fire and Rescue Service and other security sector assistance requirements and then assists in designing and implementing sustainable development strategies in line with international standards;
  2. Sets priorities for, and develops with others, policy guidelines for all Presence related Security Sector assistance activities;
  3. Provides reports on relevant security sector development matters to the Head of the Department;
  4. Co-ordinates with other Departments in the OSCE Presence in Albania to ensure coherent cross-dimension project development and activity;
  5. Liaises with other Missions and other relevant partners on security sector issues as required;
  6. Develops contacts with senior representatives from the Ministries of Defence and Interior Affairs, State Police, Fire and Rescue Service; international police missions and the wider international community and NGOs in order to co-ordinate security sector, police and public safety assistance programmes;
  7. Develops, carries out or assists the implementation and monitoring of other training projects/initiatives that respond to identified needs from the OSCE, national and international partners, within the frame of the Presence's mandate and its available resources;
  8. Ensures that local security sector accountability and gender aspects are included in the advice offered and projects developed within the OSCE Presence in Albania's assistance programme;
  9. Performs other related duties as assigned.

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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