Law Enforcement Development Officer, Tirana, Albania 188 views

Issued by: OSCE Presence in Albania

Vacancy number: VNALBS00489

Vacancy type: International Seconded

Functional level: Senior professional

Duty station: Tirana

Date of issue: 18 November 2019

Deadline for application: 7 January 2020 – 23: 59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)


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

Tasks and Responsibilities

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


Extensive experience in serious and organised crime investigations and preferably intelligence management; Experience in project management, planning and strategic development, including evaluation of effectiveness, audit and review; Excellent drafting and analytical skills; Experience from a command or management operational position in a national police environment; Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written; Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities; Excellent communication skills; Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames; Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds and diverse views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity; Ability to operate Windows applications including word-processing and e-mail.


Prior international policing experience in the areas of law enforcement training and development; Experience in International Police Co-operation on strategic and executive level; Experience in working with non-governmental organizations and agencies; Knowledge of regional political developments and the legislative and police reform issues in Albania.

Necessary Qualifications

The mandate of the OSCE Presence in Albania is to promote democratization, the rule of law, and human rights as well as to consolidate democratic institutions in line with OSCE principles, standards and commitments.

Originally established in 1997, today, the Presence’s activities range from arms control and the fight against trafficking to electoral assistance; anti-corruption initiatives; gender mainstreaming and environmental projects; human rights protection; legislative, judicial, and media reform; and the capacity-building of law enforcement officials.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Security Cooperation Department, the Law Enforcement Development Officer is responsible for working with all Albanian law enforcement bodies to offer strategic and tactical law enforcement advice/assistance. Specifically, if you will be selected for this position, you will be responsible for:

1. Carrying out needs assessment programmes to ascertain local law enforcement requirements and then assisting in developing and implementing strategies in line with international standards;

2. Setting priorities, and developing with others policy guidelines for all Presence-related law enforcement development activities;

3. Developing and implementing projects in line with the Presence’s priorities (Mandate, Program Outline) and the OSCE’s project cycle;

4. Providing reports on relevant policing matters to the Head of the Department;

5. Liaising with other Missions and other relevant partners on law enforcement issues as required;

6. Developing close working partnerships with senior representatives from: the Ministry of the Interior Affairs, local law enforcement agencies; international police missions and the wider international community and NGOs in order to co-ordinate police assistance and development programmes;

7. Ensuring that law enforcement accountability and gender aspects are included in the advice offered and projects developed within the Law Enforcement Development Programme;

8. Performing other related duties as assigned.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Presence in Albania please see: //’>https: //


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, 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 several days prior to the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered.

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