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National Consultant on Development of Training Manual on Information Exchange (SSA)

Skopje (Macedonia)

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Skopje (Macedonia)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-31

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The OSCE Mission to Skopje (OMSk) is implementing the Extra Budgetary (ExB) project “Assisting the National Authorities of the Republic of North Macedonia to Decrease the Risk of Weapon Proliferation and Misuse of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW)” (hereafter “the project”). The project aims to support the country’s efforts to implement international commitments in the field of preventing and combating SALW proliferation and by this to contribute to security and stability in the country.

A Project Coordinator leads the Project Implementation Team (PIT) with the professional support and assistance of consultants. With the aim to strengthen the PIT’s capacity related to the project, the OMSk seeks to engage one National Consultant, to support the development of the Training Manual (TM) on SALW related information exchange (IEx) particularly by providing advice and guidance to the working group members in the process of TM development and by drafting the TM.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Under the guidance of the Project Coordinator (PC), in cooperation with the members of the PIT, an international consultant and the established Working Group (WG), the National Consultant will be responsible for carrying out a range of tasks related to the development of a Training Manual (TM) on Information Exchange at the MoIA. More specifically, the National Consultant will be tasked to:


  1. Become familiar with the project objectives, detailed tasks and relevant documents (regulative framework) required for performing the tasks successfully;
  2. Participate in WG meetings, provide advice and guidance to the WG members in the process of Training Manual development using national and international best practises;
  3. Elaborate the draft agendas for all events, gather discussion points and develop recommended methodology for the WG meetings, and take notes about the discussions and the outcomes of the sessions;
  4. Based on the discussions and recommendations of the WG, elaborate and develop the Training Manual in Macedonian and English language within the indicated timeframe;
  5. Draft the provisions of the Training Manual related to international standards and practices and provide inputs for harmonization of the draft Training Manual with the international best practices;
  6. During the drafting the Training Manual, cooperate closely with the PIT, the International Consultant and the established WG and share the elaborated material on regular basis. 

*Activities are to be performed predominantly home-based, with a percentage of time on the PIT premises. The WG meetings will be held outside of Skopje.  

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Citizenship of or permanent residence in the Republic of North Macedonia;
  • First-level university degree in police, security, military, legal science or related field;
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience as a law enforcement officer; 
  • Strong knowledge and comprehension of international and national regulations and best practices related to law enforcement information exchange; 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Macedonian and in English;
  • Computer literate with practical experience with Microsoft applications; 
  • Ability to gather and interpret information from various sources;
  • Proven record of working with minimal direct supervision, exercising independent judgment and taking initiative in a number of complex and sensitive areas. Strong analytical and interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge about Information Exchange activities at the MoIA is an advantage;
  • Relevant experience in developing TM, developing regulations, rulebooks, guidance with national and/or with international organization is an asset;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • 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.


Remuneration Package:

For the services provided, the National Consultant will be remunerated at the rate of 100 Euro per day, for a total of up to 40 working days. 

Payment will be made in two instalments, upon successful completion of tasks and responsibilities as per the Terms of Reference.

In-country travel required to fulfil the terms of the agreement will be covered by the Mission according to the OSCE travel policy. 

The foreseen period of engagement is from April to November 2022, with the possibility for extension, if necessary, not exceeding the number of working days foreseen. 

The appointment to the post will be subject to a successful security check by the Ministry of Internal Affairs.


If you wish to apply, please use the OSCE's online application link found under 

Please note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Online Application Form or in other languages than the English language would not be considered.

The recruitment procedure may take up to two months and we will be in further contact with you only if you are selected for an interview. The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, or offer the position with modified terms of reference or a different duration.

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.

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 

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.

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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