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International consultant to deliver a Training of Trainers for the Kosovo Police on first responders to active shooter incidents

Pristina (Kosovo)


In recent years, the Department for Security and Public Safety (DSPS) of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo (OMiK) has been proactively participating in the development of the security and public safety sector in Kosovo. In order to facilitate the sustainability of progress made by the Kosovo Police (KP) and the Kosovo Agency on Forensic (KAF) the DSPS Police Development and Monitoring Section (PDMS) will continue to support the implementation of activities envisioned in the KP Strategic Development Plan 2016-2020 and the KP Human Resources Strategy 2016-2020, KAF Development Strategy 2016-2020, and the Police Inspectorate of Kosovo Strategy 2014-2018.

The beneficiaries of this project will have the possibility to improve capacities and their expertise through different trainings and activities which will be based on best practices of European countries. The activities planned in this project will focus on areas related to gender mainstreamed human resource policies within the KP; improved skills and accredited practices and procedures within the KAF; greater understanding of the recording, investigation and prosecution of potential hate crimes by law enforcement entities; further development of the KP distance learning capacities; and improvement of co-operation at the international level by the KP. All activities will be developed and implemented in close co-operation and co-ordination with, inter alia, the staff of both the KP and the KAF.

In order to measure the impact of these activities and to embed progress which has been achieved related to the reduction of human rights violations, the PDMS will continue to proactively monitor human rights compliance and the quality of the training delivered. Activity managers will also proactively advocate with beneficiaries to encourage the participation of women and non-majority communities.

To ensure the objectives of the project, from 6 – 17 August 2018, 20 instructors/trainers of the KP will attend ten-day training on training of trainers in relation to the active shooter and/or lone wolf attacks. The training will be conducted by a qualified international consultant hired by OMIK, at the KP facilities. It will be implemented through a range of practices, group discussions/debriefings and scenario based exercises with non-lethal ammunition.

Topics to be covered during the training include:

  • Relevant human rights provisions related to this type of incident.
  • The most common methods used by active shooters.
  • Explain lessons-learned, training and equipment implications.
  • Handle both, primary and secondary weapon systems under stress.
  • Threats in less than a three-second time frame.
  • Officer survival skills throughout the exercises.
  • Work in couples and/or diamond formation/four men teams.
  • Learn how to end an active shooter incident when such incident occurs.
  • Design a similar training programme based on what they have learned.

The programme will engage participants interactively and will provide conditions for their involvement in the learning and/or designing process, by applying adult learning principles. The target audience for this training programme may be required to take part in a selection process on the first day. The participants who successfully pass this evaluation will then attend the actual training programme.


The objective of this activity is to provide twenty (20) KP trainers with ToT programme on first responders to active shooter situations. It also aims to develop the participant’s assessment on different situation and enhance their skills when responding in the active shooter situations, in order to effectively protect basics human rights, with the aim of cascading the knowledge gained to the KP peers.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Chief of PDMS, the international expert shall:

  • Draft  the training methodology and materials in consultation with PDMS and deliver the agenda, presentations, exercises and case studies to the Chief of PDMS prior to the training of trainers (ToT);
  • Conduct  ten (10) days of training of trainers for the KP on first responders to active shooter incidents (20) KP trainers from 6 to 17 August 2018.
  • Assist participants to cope with the challenges that they meet during the training;
  • Provide advice on the sustainability of the specialized training programme in the relevant area to the PDMS;
  • Produce the final consultancy report and recommendations for further action.


  • On 30 July 2018 submit the final training plan satisfactorily incorporating the PDMS comments, if applicable, to the Chief of PDMS in electronic form
  • On   30 July 2018 prepare in the agreed format the final training agenda, video presentations, PowerPoint presentations, practical exercises and case studies, a pre course evaluation test and a training evaluation questionnaire satisfactorily incorporating the PDMS comments and submit to the Chief of PDMS and in electronic form/as agreed with the PDMS Chief
  • From 6 to 17 August 2018 deliver ten (10) days of training of trainers for the KP on first responders to active shooter incidents (20) KP trainers. The training will last from 9am until 4pm each day 
  • By 30 August 2018 submit to the Chief of PDMS the final consultancy report including assessment of the participants, the effectiveness of the training materials/methodology, recommendations for further action and the sustainability of the specialized training programme in the relevant area, etc.

Performance Indicators:

  • Final training plan, agenda, presentations, exercises, case studies and training evaluation questionnaire incorporating the PDMS comments submitted to the Chief of PDMS on time, in the agreed form and of quality satisfactory to the Chief of PDMS;
  • Training delivered as scheduled/planned in a requested format and to the satisfaction of the PDMS Chief;
  • Positive feedback from the training participants;
  • The completed pre course evaluation test and the training evaluation questionnaire;
  • The final consultancy report is submitted to the Chief of PDMS on time and of quality satisfactory to the Chief of PDMS.


  • University degree in Criminology, Sociology or social sciences;
  • Graduated from a Police Academy, police college or university;
  • Minimum ten (10) years of relevant professional experience in operational policing.
  • At least five (5)years of training experience as a trainer in the area of police training or special police and  law enforcement personnel;
  • Professional fluency in English;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds and different gender;
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames.

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 are encouraged to use the online recruitment and only fully completed OSCE applications 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 your qualifications please indicate preference to one or more field of expertise listed above (while using the online application 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 social backgrounds to apply.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Pristina (Kosovo)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Criminology, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2018-06-26

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