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Adviser on Integrated Border Management (S2)


  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Skopje
  • Grade: Mid level - S-2, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Border and Customs
    • Migration
  • Closing Date: Closed

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
  • Regular, active police service experience
  • Very good oral and written English communication skills
  • Negotiating and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of International Police Standards and human rights
  • Ability to read and utilise maps
  • Ability to perform first aid 


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:


  • Proven experience in working for a recognized law enforcement agency in diverse roles including uniformed policing, border policing and criminal investigations (with particular emphasis on transnational threats, cross-border issues and organized crime), border security and border management;
  • Proven work experience in project management, in particular researching, identifying, designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating specific projects and/or activities with a focus on transnational threat mitigations to include integrated border management;
  • Professional fluency in English and effective oral and written communication and presentation skills;
  • Proven experience in exercising of risk and needs analysis of border security, including those applying to tactical and strategic levels as well as to cross-border frames;
  • Proven experience with liaison and collaboration with international and regional Intergovernmental Organisations, Non-Government Organisations and independent experts related to preventing and combating transnational threats, cross-border and organized crime and countering terrorism;
  • Advanced problem solving and decision-making skills and ability to work with own initiative and minimum supervision, including proven facilitation, coaching, mentoring and mediation skills;
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment with ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing, e-mail, and presentation software;
  • Flexibility and ability to “multi-task”, work under pressure and within limited timescale.



  • Previous working experience within an international organization and/or field mission working on the reform of the police or other state instruments of security, particularly in implementation and management of policing in the wider field of security programs with a focus on transnational threats to include border policing and border management capacities;
  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area.


Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Chief of the Police Development Unit and direct supervision of the Senior Police Adviser (Transnational Threats), the incumbent is responsible for:

  1. Providing recommendations to the Mission’s, Department’s and Unit’s leadership on the analysis, development, and implementation of  policing or other law enforcement capacity building programs/projects in the area of transnational threats to include border security, organised crime and integrated border management responses.
  2. Assisting the Ministry of the Internal Affairs and other national counterparts in identifying and analyzing problems/needs/risks, as well as improving strategies, policies and practices in the area of transnational threats with a focus on Integrated Border Management, proposing appropriate initiatives, plans, projects and course of activities to address them.
  3. Promoting and facilitating national and international coordination and cooperation among all the relevant authorities and agencies involved in border security and trade facilitation to establish effective, efficient and integrated Border Management systems, in order to reach the objective of open, but well controlled and secure borders.
  4. Ensuring the core pillars of the Integrated Border Management concept are applied or implemented at all relevant levels (intra-service, inter-agency and international cooperation).
  5. Participating in the delivery of training, coaching and mentoring to national law enforcement trainers or other relevant staff on Integrated Border Management related subjects.
  6. Where relevant to the subject of migration/refugee security, assisting counterparts in identifying and analyzing emerging security issues; preparing early warning reports; and assisting counterparts, in developing and implementing appropriate action plans, projects and outreach programs, including monitoring and mentoring.
  7. Organizing, facilitating or participating/representing the Mission in various events aimed at improving capacities to address existing transnational threat mitigations with an emphasis on Integrated Border Management related problems and challenges.
  8. Coordinating activities with relevant international partners to prevent duplication and overlapping; cooperating with neighboring OSCE missions for promoting the regional approach while providing assistance in Integrated Border Management sphere.
  9. Ensuring human rights standards, principles of police ethics, gender mainstreaming and other internationally recognized standards are considered and incorporated in all his/her activities.
  10. Supervising the work of one national Mission Member.
  11. Performing any 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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