Organized Crime Police Adviser, Podgorica

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

Country: Montenegro

City: Podgorica

Office: OSCE Podgorica, Montenegro

Closing date: Wednesday, 27 July 2022

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:

First-level university degree in security studies, law or political science, or police and/or military equivalent;
Knowledge of International Police Standards and human rights;
Good drafting skills and the ability to tailor reports and presentations to the needs of a specific audience and ability to compile and analyse information;
Negotiating and interpersonal skills;
Professional fluency in English including excellent oral and written communication skills; knowledge of other OSCE official working languages would be an asset.

Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following: Education:

First-level university degree in security studies, law or political science, or police and/or military equivalent.


Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible professional experience in the criminal justice system, law enforcement and/or working with security sector reform and experience in international development, international relations or project management, including planning, budgeting, implementation and evaluation.

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements: Mandatory:

Extensive experience in the field of security sector governance and reform and politico-military affairs in relevant national and international agencies;
Experience in the following areas: strategic development and planning; programme management, staff supervision, monitoring and evaluation; Comprehensive understanding of both the security sector situation in Montenegro, in particular its institutions and bodies, and the overall political situation;
Good understanding of policy matters in relation to the security sector reform agenda of the host country;
Demonstrated understanding and experience of the comprehensive approach to security and the concept of inclusive security;
Professional fluency in English, both spoken and written;
Experience of memorandum and report writing;
The ability to operate Microsoft Office applications, including word processing and email;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
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.


Previous international policing experience in the areas of Advance Passenger Information (API) and Passenger Name Records (PNR), cybersecurity, combatting illegal migration and police training and development;
Experience in working with host country authorities, civil society and other relevant international partners;
Knowledge of political developments within the region, including the legislative framework as it applies to police reform issues in Montenegro;
Knowledge of the key OSCE commitments in the "Politico-military dimension";
Working knowledge of the local languages is desirable.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Security Co-operation and Governance Programme Manager, the successful candidate will be tasked with the following duties:

Managing all needs assessment exercises designed to assess local law enforcement requirements and developing and implementing technical assistance in terms of developing and implementing national strategies in co-operation with the Mission’s partners and in line with international standards and best practices;
Setting priorities and helping to develop guidelines for all Mission related law enforcement project activities and proactively contributing to the Mission’s cross-cutting mechanisms for cross-programmatic co-operation;
Making recommendations to law-enforcement agencies and criminal justice institutions on developing and implementing national strategies and annual action plans;
Managing all relevant training activities and/or specialized assistance provided to local partners in the security sector;
In support of the supervisor and the team, identifying and addressing structural needs in the performance and accountability of the Montenegrin counterparts through strategies, organizational change processes, legislation and institutional development; analysing the implementation of the Mission’s Security Co-operation and Governance programme;
Ensuring timely reporting on activities in accordance with planning documents, in particular progress and/or lack of progress and providing regular reporting to the Programme Manager on relevant policing matters;
Developing and maintaining strong working relations with senior officials from: the government and other relevant national authorities, representatives from NGOS and wider civil society, and the international community, in order to co- ordinate assistance programmes;
Ensuring that all aspects relating to gender mainstreaming are included in the advice provided to local partners and in the delivery of projects developed and implemented within the programme;
Directly supervising three (3) staff members and acting on behalf of the Security Co-Operation and Governance Programme Manager in his/her absence;
Performing all other related duties as assigned.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Mission to Montenegro, please see:

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under

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.

Only those candidates who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.

Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, 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 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

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.

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

Issued by: OSCE Mission to Montenegro

Requisition ID: SEC000017

Contract Type: International Secondment

Grade: S2

Job Level: Senior Professional

Job Type: Seconded

Number of posts: 1

Location: OSCE Mission to Montenegro, Podgorica

Issue Date: May 19, 2022

Closing Date: Jul 27, 2022

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First-level university degree or equivalent)

Job Field: Civilian Police

Target Start Date: As soon as possible

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