Senior Organized Crime Adviser, Prishtine / Pristina

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

Country: Kosovo

City: Prishtinë/Priština

Office: OSCE Prishtine

Closing date: Wednesday, 8 March 2023

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: Education: Police administrative courses in relevant field and specialized subject area;
Experience: 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 the field of combating serious and organized crime and transnational threats;
Very good knowledge of organized crime as a phenomenon and practical experiences in conducting and supervision of complex serious and organized crime investigations;
Proven experience in the management of serious and organized crime training courses for capacity building purposes and evaluation of their effectiveness;
Ability to provide high quality technical advice in the development of programmes, methodologies and policies with a view to enhance the relevant capacities to tackle serious and organized crime and transnational threats;
Ability to design, co-ordinate and implement serious and organized crime developmental strategies, action plans and training plans;
Ability to write high quality thematic, analytic and performance reports;
Proven experience in project management (planning, designing, budgeting, management, evaluation);
Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within 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;
Professional analysing, drafting, reporting and presentation skills;
Professional knowledge in using windows applications and e-mail.


Proven experience in serious crime investigations;
Proven experience in delivery of train the trainer courses on specialized subject area;
Previous experience working in a capacity building role in South Eastern Europe;
Previous liaison experience with non-law enforcement organizations (e.g. municipal and/or governmental agencies, social service bodies, non-governmental organizations);
Practical experience and/or working knowledge of the OSCE, UN, NATO and EU, authority mechanisms and local authorities;
Knowledge of OSCE principles, structures, institutions, field activities and commitment;
Knowledge of regional political history and developments.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Serious and Organized Crime Section, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

Overseeing analyses and reports on systemic serious and organized crime aspects and provides advice and assistance;
Conducting analysis of information, statistics and data to identify needs of Kosovo Police (KP) and other responsible institutions in the field of combating serious and organized crime and transnational threats, recommending the course of action to be taken and implementing the action, when required;
Drafting high quality thematic, analytical and performance reports, as well as other job related inputs;
Providing subject matter expertise, advice and assistance on developing of strategies, action plans and training plans to deal with countering serious and organized crime and transnational threats by using contemporary investigation methods;
Supporting the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MoIA) and liaising with the local, international and government agencies to assist in the implementation of agreed joint strategies and action plans through governance and a delivery model;
Drafting project related documents and implementing projects (sourced internally or externally) through all the stages of the project management cycle, based on the OSCE Project Management Tool Kit;
Supervising, assessing and evaluating the project implementation to ensure efficiency and effectiveness;
Liaising closely with the responsible counterparts in OSCE Headquarters Vienna and OSCE field missions in the region, external donors as well as local and international stakeholders to assist in the further development of effective serious and organized crime programs;
Attending conferences, workshops training seminars and courses relevant to her/his post as required by the Mission;
Performing other related duties as assigned.

For more detailed information on the structure and 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.

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

Issued by: OSCE Mission in Kosovo

Requisition ID: KOS000015

Contract Type: International Secondment

Grade: S2

Job Level: Senior Professional

Job Type: Seconded

Number of posts: 1

Location: KOS - OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Prishtine / Pristina

Issue Date: Jan 27, 2023

Closing Date: Mar 8, 2023

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Schedule: Full-time

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

Target Start Date: As soon as possible

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