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Training Officer, Tactical Patrolling and Surveillance *


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Military Affairs
Functional level
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:

  • Officer / Warrant Officer training and/or university degree in a relevant technical field
  • Significant experience in arms control, peace-keeping operations and/or other relevant areas of military-related affairs
  • Experience in negotiations and liaison with governmental and military authorities
  • Ability to compile and analyse information of a political-military nature
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


First level university degree or equivalent experience


Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience including minimum 1 year in a relevant field strongly preferred

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Experience in relevant areas of militarized border guards, military related affairs, in particular training delivery, patrolling and surveillance
  • Experience of working and liaising with security sector authorities of host states
  • Qualified in one or more of the following specific areas:

- Specialist Dismounted Infantry Reconnaissance

- Long Range Reconnaissance Patrolling

- Close Rural Observation Patrolling

- Border Management Strategy

  • Minimum of 2 years serving in a unit trained to conduct patrols and surveillance/observation missions
  • Experience in creating modular lesson plans and delivering theoretical, practical and field based training
  • Ability to teach the following subjects:

- Map reading and tactical navigation

- Personal hygiene in the field

- "Hard Routine' (extreme tactical discipline)

- Reporting procedures

- Use of surveillance logs

- Patrol techniques, planning and routine

- Construction of covert Observation Posts

- Tactical movement and field craft

- Terrain analysis

- Survival techniques

- Prevention and detection of smuggling

- Operational planning, principles

- Risk assessment at borders

- Transnational organized crime

- Combating and identification of narcotics

  • Working knowledge of English language, both oral and written
  • 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 work under pressure
  • Ability to operate Windows applications including word processing and e-mail


  • Knowledge of the Russian and Dari languages
  • Previous experience of working in the region and/or knowledge of the region's political history
Tasks and Responsibilities

Patrol Programming and Management project has been designed and developed by the OSCE Office in Tajikistan (OiT) to strengthen the skills and knowledge of the Tajik border and Afghan Border Police authorities to enable them to increase the number of illegal cross border movement detections and seizures of illegal commodities, including narcotics and SALW, on the Tajik/Afghan border.

Under the supervision of the Project Manager, the Training Officer, Tactical Patrolling and Surveillance:

  1. Develops and delivers a course programme, using theoretical, practical and field training techniques and exercises to train students to plan and conduct long range tactical patrolling and covert human surveillance (observation) patrols in difficult terrain and under extreme climatic conditions for extended periods (up to 7 days at a time);
  2. Designs theoretical and practical training courses in accordance with the curriculum agreed by the OSCE OIT and Tajikistan Main Directorate of Border Troops;
  3. Provides training using surveillance, communications, survival and other equipment required to conduct long range surveillance patrols;
  4. Assists other specialist trainers employed on the project (winter skills, patrol management, medical support, etc.) as required;
  5. Produces written reports as required;
  6. Supervises three Training Assistants;
  7. Performs other duties as required.

*Please note that this post is extra-budgetary funded.  The initial assignment will therefore be for 12 months with a possible 12 month extension of the assignment, pending funding availability.


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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