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Senior Organized Crime Adviser (Drug Trafficking)


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Civilian Police
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
Duty station
Prishtine / Pristina
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:


  • Proven working experience in the field of combating organized crime with experience in the area of drug trafficking
  • Very good knowledge of organized crime as a phenomenon and experiences in interview techniques, crime case documentation and supervision of drug trafficking investigations
  • Proven experience in the management of drug trafficking training courses for capacity building purposes and evaluation of their effectiveness
  • Ability to provide high quality technical advice in the development of programmes, methodologies and policies with a view to improving the practical implementation of drug trafficking training courses
  • Evidence of training supervision, both as a certified police trainer/instructor and as a manager of training
  • Proven experience in project management (planning, designing, budgeting, management, evaluation)
  • Ability to design, co-ordinate and implement drug trafficking strategies, training plans and support for police
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited time frames
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different national, cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Professional analytical, drafting, report writing, and presentational skills
  • Ability to operate Windows applications including word processing and email


  • Previous liaison experience with non-law enforcement organizations (e.g. local and/or central governmental agencies, social service bodies, non-governmental organizations, etc.)
  • Knowledge of broader regional political history and developments
  • Knowledge of regional and/or local languages
  • Practical experience and/or working knowledge of the OSCE, UN, NATO, and EU, as well as authority mechanisms and local authorities
  • Previous experience working in a capacity building role in South Eastern Europe
  • Knowledge of OSCE principles, structures, institutions, field activities and commitment
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Organized Crime Advisory Section (S3), the Senior Organized Crime Adviser (Drug Trafficking)  performs the following duties:

  1. Oversees, analyses and reports on systemic drug trafficking training aspects and provides assistance and advice, utilizing on-site visits and analysis of reports/records (e.g. court records, inspectorate reports, assessment reports, existing strategies, etc.);
  2. Supervises, assesses  and evaluates (reaction level, training level and performance level) all aspects of the Trainer Development Training as well as drug trafficking training, ensuring high quality of instruction and interpretation;
  3. Takes remedial action with regards to training materials, lesson plans, train the trainers and curriculum development;
  4. Arranges the design and delivery of new programmes (sourced internally or externally) on a project management basis;
  5. Provides subjects matter expertise to be used in drafting relevant curricula according to the training needs of the beneficiaries;
  6. Assists in the co-ordination of donor efforts in developing the drug trafficking training;
  7. Provides advice and assistance on development of local and regional strategies to deal with drug trafficking using contemporary investigation methods;
  8. Liaises closely with the responsible counterparts in OSCE Headquarters Vienna and neighboring OSCE field missions, as well as local and international stakeholders to assist in the further development of effective drug trafficking training;
  9. Attends training seminars and courses relevant to her/his post as required by the Mission;
  10. Drafts thematic, analytical and performance reports;
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

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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