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Chief, Serious and Organized Crime Section (S3)

Kos | Pristina

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Kos | Pristina
  • Grade: Mid level - S-3, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Criminology, Extremism, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
    • Managerial positions
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
  • 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 with the OSCE are:


  • Graduation from a recognized police training school
  • Negotiating and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to read and utilize maps
  • 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 on human resources management and general police management.




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:



  • Previous experience in training and management, preferably within a post-conflict environment
  • Proven experience in supervising organized crime investigations, complex case management and case project development, and programs implementation
  • Solid experience in project management (planning, designing, budgeting, management, evaluation)
  • Strong analytical and drafting skills as well as presentation skills 
  • Ability to design, co-ordinate and implement developmental strategies/training plans and support in the field of policing
  • Knowledge and understanding of security sector reviews and their impacts
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • 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
  • Ability to operate windows applications including word processing and e-mail
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and the ability to drive using manual transmission is a requirement for  this post. New hires will be required to pass an OMIK administered driving test using a manual transmission vehicle within six months of assuming the post and be able to confidently self drive. 




  • Previous liaison experience with non-law enforcement organizations (e.g. local and/or governmental agencies, social service bodies, non-governmental organizations)
  • Knowledge of regional political history and developments
  • Practical experience and/or working knowledge of the OSCE, local institutions, UN, NATO and EU authority mechanisms and structure
  • Previous experience of working in a capacity-building role in South Eastern Europe


Tasks and Responsibilities


Under the direct supervision of the Director/Deputy Director of the Department for Security and Public Safety, the Chief of Serious and Organized Crime Section performs the following duties:


  1. Managing directly the Serious and Organized Crime Section; 
  2. Recommending  courses of action and activities for the department in the field of combating serious and organized crime;
  3. Advising  Kosovo Police on matters related to transnational threat and combating serious and organized crime, reviewing and commenting on legislation and related policies;
  4. Maintaining  awareness of the security sector development process in Kosovo and the region;
  5. Ensuring the effective flow of information between other relevant actors within the field of internal security sector development and the OSCE, together with other contributors identified;
  6. Providing assistance on developing; criminal intelligence strategy to combat organized crime and transnational crime, strategy to combat terrorism , strategy regarding to countering  Violent Extremism and Radicalization that Lead to Terrorism;
  7. Assisting the broader security and public safety arena in developing capacities to sustain security awareness initiatives in the longer term;
  8. Drafting thematic and performance reports;
  9. Performing other duties as assigned.


For more information on the work of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, 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.


The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.


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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