Chief of Mission Security

Pristina, Kosovo
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
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Chief of Mission Security

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ISSUED BY: OSCE Mission in Kosovo


VACANCY TYPE: International Seconded


FUNCTIONAL LEVEL: Senior management



DUTY STATION: Prishtine / Pristina

DATE OF ISSUE: 1 March 2019

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 26 March 2019 – 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)


This vacancy is part of a pilot project with a number of participating States to assess a new sequence of applications for select secondment opportunities. If you are applying as a national of one of the following countries:

Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Republic of North Macedonia, United Kingdom

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, 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:

  • Second-level university education in a field related to security and safety matters
  • Ability to identify and analyse emerging security problems and propose solutions

Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Second-level university degree in a relevant field.


Minimum 10 years relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 5 years at the management level relevant to the actual position

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Experience in the field of Security Management;
  • Evidence of specialised training or proven experience in law enforcement, security and safety matters in a civilian or military environment;
  • Experience with drafting security plans, Standard Operating Procedures and conducting security assessments;
  • Experience of managing a security warden System and/or Emergency Communication System
  • Professional fluency in oral and written English
  • Proven leadership and staff management skills
  • 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
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgement
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure within limited time frames
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Police or Military background
  • Experience in working with an International Organization field Mission
  • Experience with working in Database Management
  • Holder of a ‘C’ category driving licence
  • Working knowledge of the local language(s) in the Mission area
  • Contextual knowledge of the region

Tasks and Responsibilities

In close co-operation with the Head of Security Management at the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna, the selected candidate will be responsible for:

  1. Planning, developing views and approving or proposing for approval, security strategies, concepts, policies, adapted to the specific needs of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo in order to ensure appropriate security arrangements for the Mission. This includes: a) The Risk Assessment and Preparedness Plan, b) The Emergency Evacuation Plan, and c) Revision of Mission’ security plans and policies;
  2. Supervising, coordinating and assigning investigation tasks for violation of security matters and illegal activities, as per Head of Mission decisions;
  3. Providing strategic and operational advice and guidance to ensure the safety and security of the Mission and its staff;
  4. Monitoring and evaluating office physical security measures, and conducting security surveys of installations and facilities;
  5. Co-ordinating implementation of security arrangements, as recommended by the security risk assessment and approved by Senior Management Team;
  6. Ensuring oversight over the work of all security personnel working in specialized teams (protection team, security control room team) and 24-hour shift teams both at Mission Headquarters and the Regional Centres;
  7. Acting as a second-level approver of the monthly 24-hour coverage plans for the security force protecting Mission’s Headquarters and related buildings in Prishtinë/ Priština and for the Security Operations Room;
  8. Establishing human resources requirements and managing the staffing table;
  9. Identifying areas for additional trainings and redeployment of staff in line with special skills acquired;
  10. Co-ordinating all IT, financial and administrative issues, with the technical and substantive departments in the Mission on behalf of the security division;
  11. Supervising, providing guidance to, and co-ordinating all important aspects of work performed by the Deputy Chief of Security and the Regional Safety and Security Officer;
  12. Co-operating closely with the security information centres of UNMIK, EULEX, KP and KFOR to be aware of all security issues relevant to the Mission area and neighbouring States;
  13. Managing the Mission’s Risk Management Register;
  14. Initiating meetings and facilitating the work of the Security Management Team and implementing its conclusions and recommendations;
  15. Performing related duties as required.
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