National Consultant, SALW Deactivation Facilities, ExB DSC

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In co-operation with the BiH SALW Control Co-ordination Board (CCB), the ExB Project “Addressing Security and Safety Risks of Illegal Possession, Misuse and Trafficking of SALW and their Ammunition in Bosnia and Herzegovina” supports the establishment of improved deactivation standards across BiH through the advancement of the relevant by-laws at all levels of authority; supporting the establishment of the necessary centres for deactivation, inspection, marking, registration and certification of deactivated SALW (i.e., at least two deactivation centres meeting international standards); and the provision of training and certification of BiH deactivation experts. Results will be measured and reported in line with the Key Performance Indicators endorsed by the authorities in the BiH SALW Control Strategy.

The BiH SALW CCB identified a lack of capacity among law enforcement agencies (LEAs) in BiH to oversee and certify SALW deactivation caused by inadequate infrastructure and equipment.


Objective of Assignment: 

The Mission to BiH would like to engage a National Consultant to assist with the co-ordination and management of works on upgrading the SALW deactivation facilities sites and with the co-ordination, monitoring and inspection of construction works at the sites.

Duration of Assignment:

This is a consultancy assignment with an expected duration of approximately 40 working days.


Tasks and Responsibilities:

Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager, the successful candidate will be tasked with the following duties:


  1. Monitoring the usage of construction materials and equipment;

  2. Regularly reporting to the Project Manager on the construction and installation of equipment as per the project technical project documentation;

  3. Managing, monitoring and co-ordinating construction works in their entirety, i.e., until handover to beneficiaries;

  4. Scheduling deliverables and estimating costs related to construction works and the installation of SALW deactivation equipment;

  5. Overseeing all on- and off-site construction to monitor compliance with building and safety regulations;

  6. Performing regular inspections related to the quality of the construction works required as per the project designs/specifications for all works on- and off-site, including the installation of SALW deactivation equipment;

  7. Co-ordinating with the quality control companies’ representatives, organize regular inspections of all quality-related procedures, and monitor the activities/works as per the approved method statement and the inspection test plan;

  8. Co-ordinating the drafting and delivery of quality assurance/control documents (i.e., certificates, calibration, test results, inspection requests, non-compliance reports and site instruction/observations, etc.);

  9. Co-ordinating with the Project Architects/construction engineer on quality control implementation.

The National Consultant/Construction Expert (CE) is expected to visit each beneficiary site at regular intervals and to hold meetings with Mission members and with the representatives of the company executing the works.

Important note: The CE is not authorized to approve unforeseen/additional works, nor to increase or decrease the quantity or quality of works, without prior approval by the Project Manager.


1.    Progress report    

The completed report contains the required information on the progress of works and any challenges encountered and also outlines any needed adjustments to initial plans, Monthly.

2.    Exception report    

The completed report contains needed additional works and any urgent challenges encountered and also outlines any urgent adjustments to initial plans, As needed.

3.    Final report    

The completed report effectively summarizes all conducted activities, in a manner that also provides for the effective handover of results, Upon conclusion of works and installation of SALW deactivation equipment for each of the two (2) SALW deactivation facilities sites (Banja Luka and Tuzla).

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


Necessary Qualifications:

  • A first-level university degree in the area of construction/mechanical engineering, with experience in the design or managing of security infrastructure;
  • A minimum of six (6) years of professional experience in the design, construction and supervision of construction works related to security;
  • A demonstrated capacity for analysis of engineering processes related to safety and security planning;
  • An ability to provide high-quality written assessment based on official sources and inputs;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with a pronounced report-writing ability;
  • Punctuality and ability to effectively multi-task and deliver results under tight deadlines;
  • Professional fluency in English and in B/C/S with excellent communication (both oral and written) skills;
  • Computer literate with practical experience using Microsoft applications.


  • Prior experience in the application of safety and security standards for infrastructure upgrades at military and/or LEAs would be a distinct advantage.

Remuneration Package:

Remuneration will be based on the selected consultant’s/expert’s qualifications, experience, the tasks and deliverables for this position and in accordance with the OSCE established rates.

NOTE: The applicants are encouraged to submit their 1. financial proposals for the foreseen services and 2. the number of days required to complete the task. The financial proposals shall include the total amount for a daily consultancy fee including all associated costs.

This position is open to citizens and permanent residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina only.

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 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.


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

Additional Information
  • Issued by: OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Requisition ID: BAH000097
  • Contract Type: Special Service Agreement (SSA) / Consultant
  • Grade: No grade
  • Job Level: Professional
  • Job Type: Consultant
  • Number of posts: 1
  • Location: BAH – OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo
  • Issue Date: Jun 25, 2024
  • Closing Date: Jul 16, 2024
  • Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First-level university degree or equivalent)
  • Job Field: Security
  • Target Start Date: Sep 20, 2024

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