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Police Training Adviser (S2)

Skopje (Macedonia)

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Skopje (Macedonia)
  • 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: 2021-09-21

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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 utilize 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 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; 
  • Professional fluency in English and effective oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • 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; 
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities
  • 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;
  • Experience with hybrid forms of learning;
  • Understanding of the core functions of policing: Operations, Investigations, Community Engagement & Communications & Policy.


Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Police Development Unit and direct supervision of the Senior Police Adviser responsible for training, the incumbent will be responsible for:


  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. Proposing, developing and implementing the Mission’s  activities/projects in the field of Police Training, in close co-operation with other Police Advisors of the Public Safety Community Outreach Department;
  3. 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;
  4. Delivering training, co-training, coaching and mentoring to national police trainers using modern Adult Learning Strategies consistent with the OSCE principles and methodologies;
  5. Monitoring, mentoring and guiding the national counterparts on implementation of the training programmes in the Ministry of Internal Affairs  training system;  
  6. Organizing, facilitating and participating in various meetings or working groups with national and international partners, reporting through the established channels, in line with the mission's standard procedures and guidelines; 
  7. 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;
  8. Supervising the work of one national mission member;
  9. Performing other related work as assigned.

For more detailed information on the work of 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 duty station are not eligible to apply.

Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see

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 well in advance of the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered. The OSCE can only process Secondment applications that have been nominated by participating States. For queries relating to your application, please refer to the respective delegation as listed here: 

Additional Information
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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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