Head of Public Safety and Community Outreach Department

Organization for Security and Co-opereation in Europe(OSCE), Skopje, Macedonia

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and CampaignProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
18th June, 2015

Job Description

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Head of Mission (HoM) and the Deputy Head of Mission (D/HoM), and in close co-operation with the Chiefs of Units within the Department, the Head of Public Safety and Community Outreach Department (PSCOD):

  • Has overall responsibility for the PSCOD, including its two constitutive Units: Police Development Unit and Monitoring Unit (up to 40 staff), in relation to all aspects of management, programming, staffing and administration;
  • Leads the development and implementation of all PSCO policies, strategies and methodologies, oversees annual and strategic planning, including all budgets;
  • Supervises, and provides policy guidance in all areas of intervention of Public Safety and Community Outreach related issues, with special attention to: relation with Ministry of Internal Affairs, local authorities and civil society interlocutors; general public at local and central level;
  • Oversees and prioritizes field tasks, identifies and analyzes trends in the Department issues and develops strategic plans to ensure that all activities are in line with and contributing to the fulfillment of the Mission's mandate;
  • Overall supervision and clearance of reporting, publications, and public outreach; represents the Department, delivers speeches, attends conferences, and gives presentations, etc. for all Departmental activities;
  • Supervises the Chiefs of Units within the Department and represents them internally for briefings and updates to HoM and D/HoM;
  • Liaises with the OSCE Institutions and Secretariat specialized offices/units in all matters of relevance for the Department;
  • Liaises with senior government and officials, international organizations, the diplomatic community, NGOs, and other Mission departments on all matters falling under the competencies of the Department;
  • Oversees the co-ordination and approval of internal training programs, seminars and department projects;
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by Head of Mission.
  • 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.
  • 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

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:

  • Demonstrable organizational skills
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills and documented experience in negotiations
  • Depending on the field activity's mandate, significant prior experience in relevant fields such as international customs practices and procedures, law enforcement, and military observations and arms control may also be required
  • Negotiating experience, preferably in the area of monitoring operations and/or related activities


  • Advanced education/certified training course in relevant field. Advanced degree in a management discipline an asset


  • Minimum 10 years relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 5 years at the management level relevant to the actual position

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Advanced degree in political sciences, social sciences, international relations, public policy, law or police academy
  • Previous work experience in an international environment or within field missions
  • Strong managerial, diplomatic and organizational skills
  • Experience with capacity building of institutions, field work and monitoring, security and early warning mechanisms
  • Experience in managing a large variety of staff, including senior international mission members and national professional officers with different fields of expertise
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to lead and 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
  • Cultural sensitivity and sound judgment, highest professional and ethical standards
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the Mission area


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