Chief of Section/Deputy Director

Vucitrn, Kosovo
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
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Chief of Section/Deputy Director

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ISSUED BY: OSCE Mission in Kosovo


VACANCY TYPE: International Seconded


FUNCTIONAL LEVEL: Middle management



DUTY STATION: Vushtrri / Vucitrn

DATE OF ISSUE: 11 February 2019

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 18 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, The Former Yugoslav Republic of 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 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:

  • 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:


Graduation from a recognized police training school with police administrative courses on general police management


Minimum 10 years of diversified and progressively responsible police experience including at least 12 months at management level relevant to the actual post

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Second-level university degree in international studies, public policy, political science, law or related fields;
  • Demonstrated experience and comprehensive understanding of security and public safety matters both in the Mission area and in the region;
  • Ability to identify and analyse emerging security and public safety problems and propose sustainable solutions within civilian and/or military environment;
  • Experience in working with international organizations or governments, particularly in a post conflict and/or developing regions;
  • Proven experience in drafting programme outlines and budget proposals;
  • Experience in project management including large scale, multiple-issue projects, as well as in fundraising and project promotion;
  • Experience in preparing analytical reports, concept and position papers and in delivering briefings and presentations to diverse groups, including top level audiences;
  • Organizational, interpersonal, negotiating and diplomatic skills, as well as the ability and flexibility to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks within limited time frames;
  • Leadership qualities and demonstrated ability and willingness to work with and manage people of different ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Proven working experience in the field of training and management development in community safety, community policing as well as security and public safety matters;
  • Ability to design, co-ordinate and implement community policing training plans and support to police;
  • Knowledge and understanding of security sector reviews and their impact/relation to community safety development and community policing;
  • Professional knowledge to operate windows applications (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Access,) and e-mail.


  • Knowledge of the local languages, knowledge of the local/regional political history and developments;
  • Additional education in related fields;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the development of security safety standards and regulations, as well as security sector reviews and their impact/relation to security and public safety; Development, and European Convention on Human
  • Rights (ECHR) and its impact upon security development and functions;
  • Knowledge of the OSCE principles, structures, institutions, field activities and commitment.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Department for Security and Public Safety (S4), the incumbent performs the following duties:

  1. Acting as the Director of the Department in the absence of the Director;
  2. Being responsible for the operational implementation of the department’s projects;
  3. Co-ordinating and communicate the implementation of department’s projects inside the department;
  4. Co-ordinating and communicate the department’s projects with other departments and units in the Mission;
  5. Interacting with international and national counterparts regarding operational implementation of department’s projects;
  6. Ensuring efficient operational implementation of the department’s projects;
  7. Representing the department on behalf of the Director;
  8. Managing all staff within the section;
  9. Supporting the development and implementation of community policing policies in co-operation with relevant local and international stakeholders;
  10. Representing the Department in various inter-institutional steering and working groups and other forums to ensure co-operation, communication and best practice on community safety initiatives throughout Kosovo;
  11. Acting as the departmental focal point on community safety sector development issues at Mission level in relation to other OSCE Mission in Kosovo departments, neighbouring field missions and to OSCE Headquarters in Vienna;
  12. Working together with the senior-level leadership of the Kosovo Police and the Ministry of Internal Affairs to promote community safety and community policing;
  13. Assisting in co-ordination of donor efforts regarding the community safety sector;
  14. Performing other management duties as assigned by the Director.
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