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Police Matters Adviser

Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Grade: S-2, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Criminology, Extremism, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
  • Closing Date: 2021-02-09

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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:


First-level university degree in relevant field(s)


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:


  • Project management experience, including in development, implementation and monitoring of project activities;
  • Extensive experience in the areas associated with police system reform, legal reform and/or public administration reform;
  • Law enforcement development experience within the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS);
  • Knowledge of regional political developments, legislative and police reform issues in Central Asia;
  • Ability to establish contact and develop confident relations with civil society, as well as the ability to work with government officials and institutions;
  • Strong analytical, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; ability to compile and analyze relevant information;
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited time frames;
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment;
  • 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;
  • Knowledge of OSCE principles and commitments;
  • Fluency in English to at least C.1 level;
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing, e-mail and to use the internet.


  • Working knowledge of Russian and/or Kyrgyz strongly desirable.
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head of Politico-Military Department (PMD) the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  1. Assessing and reporting on policing-related issues, including through the drafting of relevant background reports, food-for-thought papers and input to the Programme Offices regular reporting;
  2. Providing analysis and advice to the Head of PMD on policing-related issues, with a particular emphasis on those related to organized crime and community policing;
  3. Liaising with the Ministry of Interior and its territorial units at the highest level to become familiar with their command, management, and administration structures, and actively developing with them a good working relationship/environment;
  4. Advising the Office of the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Interior and parliamentarians on international policing principles/good practices and issues relating to methodological and structural police reform, democratic policing and policing in a post-conflict environment, all with the aim of furthering police reform and community policing;
  5. Defining the strategy and necessary resources for the Law Enforcement Cooperation subunit of PMD through the Programme Budgeting process;
  6. Overseeing and directing the development, co-ordination and implementation of projects of PMDs Law Enforcement Cooperation sub-unit;
  7. Ensuring the full implementation of the activities of the Law Enforcement Cooperation sub-unit of PMD in compliance with the OSCEs Common Regulatory Management System (CRMS);
  8. Ensuring that all projects in the Law Enforcement Cooperation sub-unit of PMD are adequately monitored, controlled and reported on;
  9. Assisting in arranging OSCE regional events, inter alia, regional seminars and visits to the area by OSCE delegations, as well as other events with OSCE participation;
  10. Through the Head of PMD, ensuring close cooperation with the Senior Planning and Co-ordination Officer on all issues relevant to programming, coordination of programming, budgeting, reporting, and compliance with OSCE Rules and Regulations in these fields;
  11. Supervising the work of all staff in the Law Enforcement Cooperation sub-unit of PMD;
  12. Identifying key local and international decision-makers and opinion formers relevant for the fulfilment of the objectives set by activities focused on policing and maintains regular communication with them;
  13. Representing the OSCE and the Programme Office in Bishkek in advocating for the fulfilment of OSCE commitments related to policing practices, behaviour and structures to external audiences, including Government officials and civil society representatives;
  14. Performing other duties as required.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek, 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.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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