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  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Skopje
  • Grade: S-2, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Criminology, Extremism, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2019-03-25

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Police Training Adviser

Skopje (Macedonia)

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:

  • Graduation from a recognized police training school
  • 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:


Police administrative courses in relevant field and specialized subject area


Minimum 10 years of diversified police experience including at least 12 months operational experience in the relevant field and specialized subject area

Mission Specific Requirements    

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Experience in working for a recognized law enforcement agency in training needs analysis, curriculum development, implementation and evaluation of police training courses;
  • Formal education or training in Adult Learning Theories and Adult Learning Strategies and their application in police environment;
  • Experience with implementation and management of community policing in the wider field of community safety programs;
  • Facilitation, coaching, mentoring and mediation skills; problem solving capacity;
  • Effective oral and written communication and presentation skills;
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing, e-mail, and presentation software (e.g. PowerPoint);
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds, different gender and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.


  • Previous working experience with an international organization and/or experience in field missions within the reform of police education and/or training systems;
  • Previous experience in management of police training.
Tasks and Responsibilities    

Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Senior Police Adviser responsible for Training, the incumbent will be tasked with:

  1. Providing recommendations to the department's and unit's leadership, Ministry of Internal Affairs and other partners in the analysis, development, implementation and evaluation of the police training programs;
  2. Implementing or assisting in the implementation of other training initiatives that respond to identified needs from the OSCE, national and international partners, within the frame of mission's mandate and available resources;
  3. Delivering training, co-training, coaching and mentoring to national police trainers using Adult Learning Strategies consistent with the OSCE principles and methodologies;
  4. Monitoring, mentoring and guiding the national counterparts on implementation of the training programmes  in the regions  of the Host Country; 
  5. Organizing, facilitating and participating in various meetings or working groups with national and international partners, reporting through the established channels, following the mission's standard procedures and guidelines;
  6. Ensuring that human rights standards, police ethics and gender equality and other internationally recognized principles are integrated into decentralized applied police training and democratic policing;
  7. Performing other related work as assigned.

For more detailed information on the work of the OSCE Mission to Skopje, please see


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 country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.

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 several days prior to the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered.



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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
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