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Senior Community Policing Adviser


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Serbia
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
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:

  • 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:


  • Substantial knowledge of contemporary community policing and community safety methodology
  • Experience in developing multi-agency approaches to community issues, especially with regard to the integration of civil society organizations and citizens into policing processes
  • Experience in policy formulation, project/programme management and co-ordination with donors and implementing agencies
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • Good drafting skills and the ability to tailor the reports and presentations to the needs of specific audience
  • Ability to operate windows applications including word processing and email
  • 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
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities


  • Police background
Tasks and Responsibilities

The Community Policing Unit of the Mission's Police Affairs Department works on strengthening the community policing concept so as to support effective and accountable relationship between the community and the police service in the host country. Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Police Affairs Department, the Senior Community Policing Adviser provides advice on the community policing and community safety policies and practices, as well as on their application to strengthening partnership between the police, local self-government, civil society and vulnerable groups in society. Specifically, the Senior Community Policing Adviser performs the following duties:

  1. Plans, develops and implements the Community Policing Unit's programme and projects in accordance with the Mission's mandate and Department's objectives;
  2. Ensures effective management, supervision and control of the OSCE funds, including extra-budgetary funds related to the Community Policing Unit's programme;
  3. Advises the Head of the Department and the Mission's management on the Mission's priorities, policies and interventions in the area of the Unit's competencies, including through regular reporting and analysis;
  4. Directs and guides the implementation of the Community Policing Unit's programme; establishes mechanisms for effective monitoring and self-evaluation of projects and activities;
  5. Supervises the reporting, analyses, publication and public outreach; delivers speeches, briefings and presentations; attends and represents the Unit at various events;
  6. Ensures the Unit's compliance with OSCE project and programmatic guidelines and administrative regulatory framework;
  7. Liaises and maintains effective relations with the Unit's interlocutors, government and police service officials, international organizations and civil society representatives to ensure the best use of OSCE resources, compatibility of projects and a co-ordinated approach;
  8. Ensures that the community safety component is synergetic with other interventions of the Mission; co-ordinates the work of the Unit with other Units/Departments in the Mission;
  9. Supervises the work of five national staff;
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Mission to Serbia, please see

The OSCE subscribes to the following core values: Commitment, Diversity, Integrity and Accountability. It seeks to foster the following core competencies in all its staff: Communication, Collaboration, Analysis and Decision-Making, Planning, Initiative-Taking and Flexibility. It further promotes the following managerial competencies for posts with managerial responsibilities: Leadership, Strategic Thinking and Managing Performance. Candidates are therefore encouraged to familiarize themselves with these principles by studying the OSCE Competency Model available at:

The OSCE retains the discretion to cancel the recruitment, to re-advertise the vacancy, to offer an assignment at a lower level or to offer an assignment with modified tasks and responsibilities or for a different duration.


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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