National Security Co-operation Officer (NP1)

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The OSCE Mission to Montenegro (Mission) provides assistance to the host country to institute reforms, and in further strengthening democratic development in line with the OSCE’s commitments and principles. In line with its mandate, the Mission works with the national and local authorities, civil society and the media in the following areas: election administration reform, parliamentary reform, combatting corruption and organized crime, law enforcement and security sector reform, building media professionalism, promoting economic development and environmental protection. The Mission is seeking for highly qualified, motivated and experienced candidates for the position of National Security Co-operation Officer (NP1) to support the Security Co-operation and Governance Programme (SCOG).

The SCOG Programme focuses its work in the domain of strengthening a transparent, responsive and accountable security and public safety sector, in line with OSCE politico-military commitments, in close co-operation with the Ministry of Interior (MoI), Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Police Directorate (PD). The Programme supports the Ministry of Internal Affairs in implementing Security Sector legislation and strategies in line with international standards. Further, the Programme focuses its work on combatting serious organized crime and corruption, Police professionalization, fighting Trafficking in Human Beings (THB) and Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW).

Tasks and Responsibilities:

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

  1. Develop, draft and implement activities of the SCOG Programme’s unified budget projects and possible extra budgetary projects, focusing on the Programmes’s core areas, by proactively anticipating needs, identifying opportunities, and taking initiative before being asked, making sure that all project activities are adapted to local conditions with a coherent approach to the geographical area, according to established performance indicators and time-frames, thus achieving accountability for project results and long-term sustainability, provide regular written and verbal feedback, in particular written progress reports during the implementation phase of the assigned activities and contributes to the preparation of the final self-evaluation reports at the conclusion of the projects.
  2. Conduct research on topics/issues related to the portfolio of SCOG Programme, particularly those impacting Montenegro and the South-Eastern Europe region, by collecting relevant data in order to compile background information for the project activities and write summaries of latest trends pertaining to respective areas of Programme’s focus.
  3. Draft policy papers, summaries, and recommendations or conclusions derived from international and local reports and recommendations/results from past SCOG Programme’s projects, furthermore, derived from its project activities and outcomes.
  4. Prepare periodic Analyses and Reports related to Police Reform in general, including: provision of inputs for the Mission’s Monthly Activity Report, drafting, screening and /or reviewing interim and final narrative reports on project implementation as well as financial expenditure reports, providing input and drafting the annual Police Report, drafting and maintaining official correspondence in both English and the local language, drafting briefing notes, inputs to various Mission’s tasks and compiling the summaries of meetings and project activities.
  5. Establish and maintain communication with internal (TNTD, CTHB and FSC) and/or external contacts to receive and/or share the information, in order to expand project ideas and to formulate projects.
  6. Arrange co-ordination meetings, workshops, training, discussion fora, sessions, briefings, visits, publications, and related activities for visitors, missions, and counterparts, including providing guidance and arrangements on related administrative matters.    

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

Necessary Qualifications:

  • First-level university degree in security, law, social science, management or another related field;
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in project management, specifically managing and implementing projects related to security governance, security sector reforms and/or rule of law, including initiation, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, as well as reporting on the project performance, preferably in an international organization;
  • Proven experience with security/police reform programmes;
  • Demonstrated planning, analytical and organizational skills;
  • Strong communication, presentation, public speaking and drafting skills including the ability to draft concise reports;
  • Experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems such as Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS), Integrated Resource Management Application System, or similar;
  • Computer literate with practical experience with Microsoft applications;
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of relationship building and fostering co-ordination among stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability and willingness to work as a member of team, with people of different cultural, and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English and local languages.

OSCE core values:
Commitment. Diversity. Integrity. Accountability.
OSCE core competencies:
Communication. Collaboration. Analysis & decision-making. Planning. Initiative-taking. Flexibility.
OSCE managerial competencies: [if applicable]
Leadership. Strategic thinking. Managing performance.

Remuneration Package:

Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions, is EUR 1,969.67. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.

Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale. At the discretion of the appointing authority a higher step may be approved up to a maximum of step 3 subject to specific conditions.

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 at a lower grade or 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 qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.

 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 note that for this position the OSCE does not reimburse expenses such as travel in connection with interviews, tests, visas and relocation.

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

The mandatory retirement age at the OSCE is 65 years for contracted positions at the general service, professional and director level. The Organization shall apply an age limit of 63 years at the time of appointment as the incumbent selected is normally expected to carry out the contractual obligation of two years. 

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