Job: Head of Security Cooperation, OSCE (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Deadline for Applications: August 10, 2016

PAE Government Services, under contract for the U.S. Department of State, is seeking applications from well-qualified U.S. citizens for the following position within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE):

Head of Security Cooperation
Level: Middle Management
Area of Expertise: Military Affairs
Vacancy Number: VNBAHS00774
Duty Station: Bosnia and Herzegovina

View the job description:

In order to receive full consideration, interested parties should create an online application and enter the relevant vacancy number at: by August 10. Only finalists will be contacted.  PAE-REACT will interview short-listed candidates in order to make nominations by the OSCE deadline.

Requirements include, but are not limited to:

– Advanced university degree in security studies, or a related discipline. Expertise or formal training in counter-terrorism is an asset.

– A minimum of 6 years of relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 3 years at the management level relevant to the actual position. Extensive experience in the field of security policy and politico-military affairs with appointments in relevant national and international agencies.

– Senior serving or retired police, military or security agency officer or suitably qualified civilian;

– Strong understanding of both the security sector situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), particularly its institutions and bodies, and the overall political situation;

– Comprehensive understanding of policy matters both within European and Euro-Atlantic security and defence structures;

– Demonstrated understanding and experience of the comprehensive approach to security and the concept of inclusive security;

– Experience in programme planning and management; managerial experience;

– Knowledge of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in BiH and key OSCE politico-military documents;

– Considerable experience in memorandum and report writing;

– Working knowledge of the local languages is desirable.

Tasks and Responsibilities

The Security Co-operation Unit is the focal point in the Mission for activities and support in developing the BiH National capacity in the security sector. The Head of the Security Co-operation Unit leads and supervises the work of the section on all security sector activities. He/she advises the Head of Mission (HoM), Deputy Head of Mission (DHoM) and other senior mission officials, and other organizations as required, on all relevant security policy issues. He/she is responsible for the effective operational and administrative running of the Unit. He/she ensures that activities are implemented in line with project objectives and priorities, and in adherence to the OSCE Project Cycle Management System. The Head of Security Co-operation Unit engages in long-term planning, in developing policy, programmes and projects and in budget and personnel matters. The incumbent reports to the Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Mission. Specific duties include:

– Developing, implementing and evaluating policy, projects and activities related to the Mission’s security sector work;

– Directing and supervising the work of the Security Co-operation Unit to ensure that programmed activities are carried out in a timely, efficient and effective manner;

– Providing expert security sector advice to the Head of Mission, Deputy Head of Mission, mission senior staff and other organizations as required; providing advice in relation to all areas of the security sector with particular focus on counter-terrorism, security sector governance and reform and arms control;

– Representing the Head of Mission and Deputy Head of Mission, as necessary, at related forums in BiH and abroad;

– Maintaining appropriate liaison with relevant international organizations and domestic institutions, including security and defence related bodies, relevant embassies and other groups, as required;

– Providing guidance to all staff of the Unit to facilitate achievement of established goals; facilitating or initiating formulation and dissemination of guidelines and other tools to set standards for security sector activities; ensuring the Unit’s compliance with organizational policies and principles; supervising six staff members;

– Providing appropriate input for the Unit’s budget and personnel planning;

– Performing other duties as required.