Expert in Management of Investigations

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International Expert in Management of Investigations

ISSUED BY OSCE Mission in Kosovo
VACANCY TYPE Experts/Consultants
DUTY STATION Prishtine / Pristina
DATE OF ISSUE 1 October 2020
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION 7 October 2020 - 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)


In response to a Kosovo Police request, the Department for Security and Public Safety (DSPS) at the OSCE Mission in Kosovo will organize a two-day cross-institutional training on “Management of Investigations” as a comprehensive capacity building endeavour based on the needs identified in Kosovo. The participants will include members of Kosovo Police entrusted with the supervision and management of investigations, Prosecution Service and the judiciary. The attendees will be inter alia familiarized with essential components of successful investigative work necessitating joining forces. Moreover, both prosecutors and judges dealing with Serious and Organized Crime in their day-to-day work will take part in simulation of real life case scenarios. The aim of the training is  to also improve the cross-divisional interaction amongst the aforementioned entities.


The objective of the training detailed above is to increase the level of knowledge in relation to management of demanding criminal investigations of   serious and organized crime. Moreover, the participants will be familiarized with how to take effective cross-divisional approach. The training aims to strengthen the co-operation of the main main entities involved in criminal prosecution, and optimise the working processes in the future day-to-day work.

Tasks and Responsibilities  

Under the supervision of the Activity Manager, the international expert will familiarize the participants in which fashion the management of investigations in close cooperation between police, prosecution and judiciary can take place. The expert is expected to use real-life scenarios taking into consideration the context in Kosovo.   The training will be organized  from 2 to 3 November 2020,  on an online platform.

The international expert will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop a presentation on successful management of investigations into serious and orgainzed crime in his/her home administration. He/she should do this in consultation with the activity manager and deliver the agenda and presentation prior to the training;
  • Depict the essential components such as commissioning of an investigation, command and control of sensitive operations, multi-agency approach, determining an investigative strategy including the appliance of covert measures;
  • Communicate to the participants the importance/need of cross-institional cooperation.


  • By 30 October 2020, finalize the presentation, agenda and corresponding materials and submit them to the Activity Manager;
  • From 2 to 3 November 2020 deliver a two-day  online presentation to 15 training participants, covering, but not limited to the following areas:
    • Management of serious and organized crime investigations, covering all aspects, including preventative measures, commissioning of an investigation, covert methods (Intelligence gathering, Surveillance     techniques, Covert entry), investigative strategy (Use of CCTV, Role of Analysts, Financial Investigator, Use of Media etc), with a focus on organised crime groups involved in high-profile cases.
    • Importance of analysis results, intelligence and predictive policing in conjunction with serious and organized crime.
    • Requirements of prosecution and the judiciary in the given context (particulary in regard to covert measures).
    • Real-life cases being successfully investigated by the lecturer and simulated in interactive practical exercises.
    • The importance of an Investigative Plan.
    • Pros and Cons of centralized and decentralized investigations.
  • By 5 November to deliver a final report mirroring the observations made by the expert during the seminar.

Performance Indicators:

  • Final presentation and agenda are submitted on time;
  • Presentation delivered as scheduled and planned in the requested format and meeting the requirements of the Activity Manager;
  • Positive feedback from the training participants (verbally and written) is received.

Necessary Qualifications; 

  • A bachelor degree from a University of Applied Sciences or equivalent from another public education institute in law enforcement or a similar discipline such as jurisprudence;
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in investigating serious and organized crime at managerial level;
  • Investigative experience in supervisory capacity of at least (5) years;
  • Proven experience in delivering specialized training courses in the context of serious and organized crime;
  • Cultural sensitivity and sound professional judgment;
  • Excellent spoken and written English language is essential.

Remuneration Package  

Remuneration will depend on the qualifications and experience of individual experts as well as the detailed work plan to be agreed upon and will be based on the current OSCE consultancy rates.

How To Apply  

In order to apply for this position you must complete the OSCE's online application form, found under Applicants are encouraged to use the online recruitment and only fully completed OSCEapplications will be accepted. However, if you have technical difficulties with the system you may use the offline application form found under and forward the completed form quoting the vacancy number by e-mail to: In line with yourqualifications please indicate preference to one or more field of expertise listed above (while using the onlineapplication the field of expertise preference can be indicated in the cover letter part). Kindly note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form or in other languages than the English language would not be considered. The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and socialbackgrounds to apply

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