Counter-Terrorism And Police Issues Advisor

Employer: OSCE (Organization For Security & Cooperation In Europe)
Location: Dushanbe, Districts of Republican Subordination, Tajikistan
Vacancy number: VNTAJS00399
Field of expertise: Civilian Police
Date of issue: 11 June 2015

Deadline : 30 June 2015
General Minimum Requirements
The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:

Excellent physical condition
Possession of a valid automobile driving licence 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 utilise 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:Education:

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:Mandatory:
Proven working experience in project management, including planning/development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation/ controlling and reporting
Relevant experience in police reform development and implementation
Relevant professional experience in the field of counter-terrorism and police issues
Professional fluency in oral and written English and the ability to draft documents clearly and concisely
Previous working experience in a programmatic/strategic planning role
Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
Experience of working in international organizations and/or experience in field missions
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

Advanced education in community-policing relations, crime prevention or any other related fields
Experience in security sector reform
Ability to provide leadership and motivation with strong supervisory skills
Working knowledge of the Russian and/or Tajik languages
Experience in negotiation/mediation
Experience of working in the Central Asian region and/or knowledge of the region

Tasks and Responsibilities
As one of the largest OSCE field operations, the Office in Tajikistan is involved in a wide range of activities, ranging from arms control, counter-terrorism and border management projects to supporting cross-border markets and free economic zones, human rights, media development, and legal reform initiatives.

The Office helps the country implement a structural reform package and develop new, modern policing techniques to deal with organized crime, drug trafficking, and terrorist activity. This includes legislative reform; training; and the introduction of democratic standards and community policing methods. The Office also assists with the implementation of a national anti-drug strategy and runs projects to combat violent extremism and radicalization.Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Politico-Military Department (PMD), the Counter Terrorism and Police Issues Adviser:
Oversees the development and implementation of all relevant police reform initiatives;
Establishes and maintains effective working relations with official Tajik authorities dealing with the prevention, investigation, detection and prosecution of serious criminal offences, such as terrorism and organized crime;
Establishes co-operation and co-ordinates activities with other international partners in Tajikistan;
Organizes, co-ordinates, implements and monitors anti-terrorism, police assistance and organized crime-related projects;
Participates in working groups to support the strengthening of the national counter-terrorism response, including through the formulation of counter-terrorism strategies, improved intelligence sharing and relevant law enforcement initiatives
Actively supports the Anti Terrorism Unit and the Strategic Police Matters Unit of the Secretariat in Vienna, to identify, develop, co-ordinate, implement and monitor OSCE activities in the field of anti-terrorism/police assistance/organized crime;
Determines current status of organized crime and police legislation in Tajikistan;
Produces analytical reports on developments in Tajikistan, as assigned;
Supervises 11 staff members (3 international and 8 national);
Performs other duties as required.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization. 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.

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