Organized Crime Adviser, Belgrade, Serbia

Organization: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Country: Serbia

City: Belgrade, Serbia

Office: OSCE Mission to Serbia, Belgrade

Closing date: Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Issued by: OSCE Mission to Serbia

Vacancy number: VNSRMS00671

Vacancy type: International Seconded

Field of expertise: Civilian Police

Functional level: Senior professional

Grade: S2

Number of posts: 1

Duty station: Belgrade

Date of issue: 7 April 2021

Deadline for application: 4 May 2021 - 23: 59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)

Date of entry on duty: 1 July 2021

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

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:


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:


Substantial, recent experience in combating transnational, organized and serious crimes

Knowledge of the standards and practices of modern criminal justice systems, as well as of systems in transition

Experience in prosecution-led criminal investigations

Experience in the development, management and implementation of capacity-building activities

Experience in project management: planning, budgeting, implementation and evaluation, preferably in an international environment

Excellent drafting and presentation skills

Professional fluency in English, both oral and written

Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, gender and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity

Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities

Flexibility to work under pressure and with limited time frames

Professional knowledge in using windows applications (MS Word, MS excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Access) and e-mail


Experience in dealing with issues related to illicit trafficking of small arms and light weapons (SALW)

Experience in organizational change management

Previous experience in international setting and in reform project is a strong asset

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Senior Organised Crime Adviser in the Security Co-operation Department, the Organized Crime Adviser is responsible for:

Providing advice and assistance to the Ministry of Interior and other relevant national interlocutors on implementation of local and national strategies to deal with serious and organized crime investigation including corruption offences, and especially illicit trafficking of small arms and light weapons (SALW) and other forms of transnational organized crime; Providing advice and assistance to the Ministry of Interior and other relevant national interlocutors on prosecutorial cooperation in combatting trans-national crime; Initiate and maintain partnerships at the working level with development partners, government institutions, private sector, civil society and other stakeholders to contribute to the achievement of programme objectives; Preparing and managing formal project proposals identifying areas of needs, including technical equipment, crime investigation training and/or specialist assistance; Co-ordinating the selection of international police specialists for consulting purposes; Assessing training needs; developing, managing and evaluating crime training programmes relating to combatting organized and transnational crime; Liaising with international police liaison officers as appropriate; Preparing project presentation material and makes presentations on project development and modern crime investigation strategies; Ensuring that accountability aspects and human rights norms are included in the advice and assistance provided by the Department; Supervising assigned project staff of the Departments Organised Crime Unit; Drafting high quality thematic, analytical and performance reports, as well as other job related inputs; Assisting in the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the programme by collecting relevant data on project implementation, drafting reports and supporting follow-up activities; Deputizing for the Senior Organized Crime Adviser; Performing other duties as required.

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The OSCE retains the discretion to cancel the recruitment, to re-advertise the vacancy, to offer an assignment at a lower level or to offer an assignment with modified tasks and responsibilities or for 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. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country 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 //">

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Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered.

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