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Senior Police Adviser


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Skopje
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Civilian Police
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:

  • 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:


  • A minimum of two years experience with a national or international organisation on police reform issues including human resources management and development systems
  • Working experience at mid-management level within national institutions and/or international organizations
  • Experience in project management, planning and evaluation including the organization of police training courses
  • Professional fluency in English
  • Demonstrated analytical skills as well as maturity of judgement
  • Knowledge of communication techniques and integration of system communication
  • Knowledge of international policing standards and human rights conventions associated with anti organised crime, terrorism, human trafficking and other cross border crimes
  • 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
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Knowledge of the historical and current political situation of the Mission Area
  • Previous field experience of similar function in an international environment in areas of management of training and organized crime issues
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Head of Public Safety and Community Outreach and direct supervision of the Chief of Police Development Unit (PDU), the incumbent:

  1. Acts as focal point on police reform issues including human resources management, effective law implementation, border security/management and fight against organized crime with national and international authorities;
  2. Provides advice and technical assistance to the Host Country's Ministry of Internal Affairs on police reform issues within Mission's Mandate, Performance-Based Programme Budget (PBPB) and other official agreements; 
  3. Provides advice and guidance to the Chief of the PDU on strategies related to police reform and other police related activities;
  4. Prepares, implements and evaluates activities in line with Performance-Based Programme Budget (PBPB), Mission's Mandate and other official agreements with Host Country (HC);
  5. Carries out continuous assessments and analytical reports within respective field of work, informing timely the Chief of PDU;
  6. Monitors the border security and management situation in the HC on police related issues considering organised crime issues and the co-operation with neighbouring states and within the framework of the Mission's mandate;
  7. Assists the Ministry of Interior officials in analyzing training needs, development, implementation and evaluation of police training strategies in line with Mission's mandate and its available resources;
  8. Provides recommendations to the Ministry of Interior officials in developing, managing and evaluating police training projects related to policing including fight against terrorism and/or fight against organized crime;
  9. Acts as first and second level supervisor to a total of 11 mission members, five internationals and six nationals, ensuring effective workflow in compliance with the OSCE Staff Rules, Regulations and other Mission Instructions;
  10. Supports the overall implementation of the Mission and Department/Unit's activities;
  11. Ensures proper coordination of activities with other international stakeholders, responsible for police reform, border management and fight against organized crime issues in order to complement efforts and increase cost effectives;
  12. Undertakes duties of the Chief of PDU whenever necessary;
  13. Performs other related work duties as required.

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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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