ISSUED BY OSCE Mission in Kosovo
VACANCY NUMBER VNKOSS02319
VACANCY TYPE International Seconded
FIELD OF EXPERTISE Security
FUNCTIONAL LEVEL Senior professional
DUTY STATION Vushtrri / Vucitrn
DATE OF ISSUE 24 February 2021
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION 18 March 2021 - 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
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:
Ability to identify and analyse emerging security problems and propose solutions
Proven experience in law enforcement, security and safety matters in a civilian or military environment
Level of Professional Competence Requirements
Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following
First-level university degree in a field related to security and safety matters or evidence of specialised trainin
Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
Proven experience providing supervision and guidance to staff;
Proven experience in the implementation and management of community policing and community safety training courses for capacity building purposes and evaluation of their effectiveness;
Proven experience in developing, managing and implementing training as well as analysis of training needs and evaluation;
Clear understanding of International Human Rights standards together with their implications, with regards to public security and safety operations and development;
Proven experience in project management (planning, designing, budgeting, management and evaluation);
Ability to design, co-ordinate and implement developmental strategies and training plans to support community safety agencies/platforms and related security service partners;
Professional fluency in English, including very good oral and written communication skills;
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 analyzing, drafting, reporting and presentation skills;
Professional knowledge in using windows applications (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Access) and e-mail.
Previous liaison experience with non-law enforcement organizations (e.g. governmental agencies, social service bodies, and non-governmental organizations); Knowledge of regional political history and development;
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 and field activities and commitment.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Community Safety Development Section (S3), the incumbent will be responsible for:
Representing the Department in all forums related to community policing to ensure co-operation, communication and implementation of the best practice on community safety initiatives throughout Kosovo;
Providing oversight and guidance to the CSDS Team as they provide capacity-building and advisory support to Kosovo Community Safety Forums (CSFs) to include: preparing and facilitating regular field visits and community meetings; designing and delivering skills-based training in partnership-building, problem-solving, communication and facilitation, conflict resolution, and project planning; facilitating dialogue between community safety forums throughout Kosovo;
Implementing the field activities to include conducting informal interviews and discussions with municipal, police and community leaders to assess current community conditions, attitudes, and relationships relating to police and readiness for community policing;
Developing and implementing comprehensive community-policing training programs for police officers assigned to community policing throughout Kosovo to strengthen their skills in establishing effective partnerships with their communities in order to identify and address problems related to safety, security and liveability;
Building community policing capacity for mid-level ranking police officers by developing and delivering training courses on community oriented policing and problem solving and increasing their awareness of the existing community safety forums and assisting them in making connections and partnerships with these forums.
Developing, monitoring and/or modifying Community Safety courses to build sustainability for the various community safety forums in order to ensure their continued development and capacity to conduct professional training to various audiences;
Liaising closely with the responsible counterparts in OSCE Secretariat in Vienna and neighbouring OSCE field missions as well as local and international stakeholders;
Drafting thematic, analytical and performance reports;
Performing other duties as assigned.
For more information on the work of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, please see http://www.osce.org/mission-in-kosovo
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. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the duty station are not eligible to apply.
Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/our-competency-model.
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 well in advance of the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered. The OSCE can only process Secondment applications that have been nominated by participating States. For queries relating to your application, please refer to the respective delegation as listed here: https://www.osce.org/contacts/delegations.