Job Description

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: 

  • A first-level university degree in police administrative courses in relevant field and specialized subject areas
  • Negotiating and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to read and utilize 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:



A first-level university degree in police administrative courses in relevant field and specialized subject areas



Minimum 6 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:


  • Relevant and proven professional experience in Security Sector Governance and Reform (SSG/R), preferably in emerging democracies;
  • Relevant policy-level experience in Police Reform, with particular focus on human rights-based and democratic policing, including a sound understanding of community policing concepts;
  • Proven working experience in Project Management, including planning/development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation/controlling and reporting;
  • Previous working experience in a programmatic/Strategic Planning role and budgeting;
  • Professional fluency in oral and written English and the ability to draft documents clearly and concisely;
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames;
  • Working experience in Fundraising, donor Coordination, and ability to maintain an active relationship with national counterparts (governmental and non-governmental) as well as other international organizations;
  • Relevant working experience in field missions;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail;
  • 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.



  • Ability to provide leadership and motivation with strong supervisory skills;
  • Working knowledge of the Russian and/or Tajik languages would be a strong asset;
  • Experience in negotiation/mediation;
  • Experience of working in the Central Asian region and/or knowledge of the region.


Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Politico-Military Department, the successful candidate will be tasked with the following duties:

  1. Overseeing the development and implementation of the Police Reform process in the country;
  2. Ensuring that all activities under his/her portfolio are under strict compliance with the standards of the organization, universal standards and best practices on human rights;
  3. Establishing and maintaining effective working relations with the respective state authorities and other non-state actors in the host country;
  4. Establishing co-operation and co-ordinates activities with other international partners in Tajikistan;
  5. Organizing, co-ordinating, implementing and monitoring all projects under his/her portfolio related to police assistance and organized crime-related activities;
  6. Assisting the relevant authorities of the host country in strengthening the democratic control of Law enforcement agencies and rule of law standards in line with applicable OSCE commitments and best practice;
  7. Actively supporting the Strategic Police Matters Unit of the Secretariat in Vienna to identify, develop, co-ordinate, implement and monitor OSCE activities in the field of police assistance and organized crime;
  8. Evaluating current status of organized crime and police legislation in Tajikistan;
  9. Producing analytical reports on developments in Tajikistan, as assigned; 
  10. Supervising seven national staff members and consultants as required;
  11. Performing other duties as required.    

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe, 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.


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.


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:

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