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Senior Organized Crime Adviser


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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
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 and transnational threats
  • Very good knowledge of organized crime as a phenomenon and practical experiences in conducting  and supervision of serious and organized crime investigations
  • Proven experience in the management of serious and organized crime 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 serious and organized crime strategies, action plans and training courses
  • Proven experience in project management (planning, designing, budgeting, management, evaluation)
  • Ability to design, co-ordinate and implement serious and organized crime developmental strategies, action plans and training plans to  support  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 analysing, drafting, reporting and presentation skills
  • Professional knowledge in using windows applications (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Access) and e-mail


  • Previous liaison experience with non-law enforcement organizations (e.g. local and/or central governmental agencies, social service bodies, non-governmental organizations)
  • Proven experience in delivery of train the trainer courses on specialized subject area
  • Proven experiences in financial investigations including fighting corruption and economic crimes
  • Knowledge of regional political history and developments
  • Practical experience and/or working knowledge of the OSCE, UN, NATO and EU, 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 Serious and Organized Crime  Section (S3), the Senior Organized Crime Adviser, performs the following duties:

  1. Conducts analysis of information, statistics and data to identify needs of Kosovo Police (KP) in the field of combating organized crime and transnational threats, recommends the course of action to be taken and implements the action, when required;
  2. Oversees, analyses and reports on systemic serious and organized crime 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.); 
  3. Provides subject matter expertise, advice and assistance on developing of local and regional strategies, action plans and training plans to deal with countering organized crime and terrorism by using contemporary investigation methods;
  4. Supports KP and liaises with the local, international and government agencies to assist in the implementation of agreed joint strategies and action plans through governance and a delivery model;
  5. Drafts project documents and implements projects (sourced internally or externally) through all the stages of the project management cycle, based on the OSCE Project Management Tool Kit;
  6. Supervises, assesses  and evaluates the project implementation to ensure efficiency and effectiveness ;
  7. Liaises closely with the responsible counterparts in OSCE Headquarters Vienna and neighbouring OSCE field missions, external donors as well as local and international stakeholders to assist in the further development of effective serious and organized crime programs ;
  8. Attends conferences, workshops training seminars and courses relevant to her/his post as required by the Mission;
  9. Drafts thematic, analytical and performance reports;
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, please see


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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