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Manasvi Raj Mehta

Fundamental Competencies for INTERPOL Staff


Competency
Definition + Behavioral Indicators
name
1. Dedication to Demonstrate respect for and
Police commitment to the police profession
Profession
• Anticipate and represent first and

foremost the interest and needs of


international law enforcement
• Provide the best possible service

to the police with a view towards


meeting law enforcement
objectives, taking into account
urgency and immediacy
• Recognise that police exist to

protect the public and to preserve


law and order and that the
Organisation exists to serve the
needs of the law enforcement
community
• Demonstrate commitment to and

support for the prevention,


detection, investigation and
prosecution of crime as well as the
protection of police officers and
the public
• Be able to work effectively in an

Organization that requires


decision making, teamwork,
discretion, judgment often under
adverse conditions or imperfect
circumstances”
• Uphold the standards and ethics
of INTERPOL in the delivery of
its services to the law enforcement
community
• Demonstrate familiarity with and
commitment to the missions,
functions and values of the
Organisation

2. Integrity Strong belief and practice in personal


and corporate integrity, impartiality
and objectivity
• Demonstrate INTERPOL values
in daily activities, attitude and
behaviour
• Demonstrate absolute honesty
• Demonstrate respect for
INTERPOL’s neutrality and
independence from any
government and loyalty to the
Organisation
• Work in full functional
transparency and accountability
• Act without consideration of
personal interest (e.g. abuse use of
INTERPOL credentials)
• Demonstrate impartiality and
neutrality in organisational
decision making
• Do not abuse power or authority
• Stand by decisions that are in the
Organisation’s interest,
regardless of your personal point
of view. .
• Take prompt action in cases of
unprofessional or unethical
behaviour, in the most adequate
manner
3. Respect Respect for and commitment to
universal human rights and cultural
diversity in an international context
• Demonstrate genuine
commitment to fundamental
human rights
• Demonstrate genuine
commitment to equality in
diversity, such as race, religion
and belief, age, gender, disability
and sexual orientation, etc.
• Treat colleagues of a variety of
backgrounds, cultures and
experiences with dignity and
respect
• Conduct themselves in a manner
that is in accordance with their
status as international civil
servantsand show multicultural
adaptability
• Show respect for and
understanding of diverse points of
view and demonstrate this
understanding
• Be self-critical to avoid
stereotypical responses in daily
work and decision-making
4. Teamwork The ability to work cooperatively and
effectively in multi-cultural and multi-
disciplinary teams and to build
partnership and networks
• Encourage the sharing of
knowledge and participate in an
environment in which all team
members are committed to
continual learning and
development
• Foster team spirit across all levels
and among people from different
backgrounds and cultures,
internally and externally
• Initiate and maintain good co-
operative working relationships
with others in an international
and multicultural environment
• Employ negotiating and
consensus building skills to create
coalitions
• Have a welcoming and empathetic
manner
• Always be willing to help others
and to be helped, to ensure
quality work and team success
• Display behaviours characterised
by sharing, participating and
working in effective links with
each other and with their clients,
keeping open communication
through hierarchical channels.
• Not see colleagues as competitors
5. Dedication to A demonstrated commitment to a
improvement continuous learning through personal
and corporate improvement,exhibiting
drive, creativity, and energy directed
towards achieving goals and
continually increasing the efficiency of
work while consistently focusing on
the task in hand
• Strive for continuous
improvement and encourage
other to do likewise
• Demonstrate an openness and
willingness to embrace and as
necessary develop new
procedures, practices and policies
of the Organisation and its
personnel in an effort to
continually improve the
Organisation and its services to
police throughout the world
• Be result oriented: perform all
work with the desired results in
mind and work towards the
desired result rather than process,
maintaining a sense of urgency
and purpose while working under
pressure
• Demonstrates a strong sense of
responsibility and accountability
• Commitment to delivering
practical and achievable outputs
• When results are not achieved,
consciously seek to establish the
necessary lessons learned and to
apply them in the future
• Actively seek and apply
information on best practices
from outside and inside the
Organisation
•Embrace technological
development
6. Ability to An ability to speak, write and interact
communicate clearly and persuasively to attract
well attention, establish credibility and gain
influence using interpersonal skills,
influential abilities, linguistic abilities
and ability to use technical
communication tools
• Demonstrate ability to
communicate fluently in at least
one official language and show
willingness and ability to acquire
another official language
• Speak and write clearly,
effectively and persuasively
• Listen and understand others, by
showing interest and asking
questions as necessary
• Encourage the open expression of
ideas and opinions
• Always communicate with the
audience in mind (language used,
style, etc.)
• Be assertive and always able to
communicate effectively and
tactfully with colleagues of all
nationalities and in all situations
internally and externally
• Always be tactful and polite
• Demonstrate ability to use
appropriately communication
technology tools (Word, Outlook,
PowerPoint, etc.).
How to apply

Applications for seconded positions


Seconded positions are positions that are reserved to
persons working in their country as law enforcement
officials or in national administrations that have the
possibility to second their staff members to INTERPOL
for a specific period. The national administration will
bear the seconded officials’ emoluments.
If you have any question about your eligibility to a
seconded position please contact the INTERPOL
National Central Bureau (NCB) in your country of
nationality.
Applications including the INTERPOL Application
Form and a covering letter should be sent to the
INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) in your
country of nationality. Once the National Central
Bureau (NCB) decides to endorse your application, it
will send it with a covering note to INTERPOL HR
Sub-Directorate.
Please note that:
• Applicants shall be selected without distinction as
to race, religion or sex.
• You will be requested to supply documentary
evidence which supports the statements you have
made above.
• All applications must be received before the
deadline as stated on the vacancy notice.
Applications received after the deadline will not be
considered.

Current Positions
Please read carefully the conditions of secondment
attached in the vacancy announcement and the
employment conditions for seconded officials in our
recruitment website at the following address:
Employment conditions for seconded officials
INTERPOL General Secretariat is not involved in any
way in the recruitment of staff for National Central
Bureaus; such recruitment is the direct responsibility of
member countries' national administrations.

Application for contracted positions


Contracted positions are positions for persons who will
be directly employed by INTERPOL.
Please note that:
• Applications should be filled directly via Internet
• Do not attach copies of qualifications or supporting
materials as these are not required at this stage.
• All applications must be received before the
deadline as stated on the vacancy notice.
Applications received after the deadline will not be
considered.
• If you wish to apply for more than one vacancy,
please apply separately for each position.
• Applications will be kept in our roster only if the
candidates update their CV regularly in their own
career center (at least every 6 months).
Current positions
Employment conditions for contracted officials

General requirements
Applicants must:
• Be nationals of one of the Organization's member
countries;
• Be 18 years of age or older;
• Meet the requirements for the post as defined in
the vacancy notice;
• Have a relevant degree, diploma or appropriate
training (for the majority of posts, this should be at
the university level);
• Have previous relevant professional experience;
• Have an excellent command of English; a good
knowledge of French is desirable and sometimes
essential for certain posts; some knowledge of the
Organization's other working languages (Spanish
or Arabic) is often helpful;
• Indicate the level of command of each language
when filling out the Application Form:
A.Mother Tongue
B.Professional Fluency: Able to converse
actively at high level of fluency and prepare
reports and papers.
C.Working Knowledge: Able to follow work-
related discussions, use the telephone, and
understand documents (grammar may be
uncertain).
D.Limited Knowledge: Able to understand
simple conversations and written texts.
E.Basic: Some knowledge, but unable to work in
the language.
F. No skills
• Be able to use modern computer technology;
• Be able to adapt to a multicultural and
multilingual working environment;
• Have the ability to work as a member of a team.
Main job profiles:
• Processing criminal information: compiling and
entering data communicated by the official law
enforcement departments, drafting replies to
countries, etc.;
• Drafting and publishing notices;
• Crime analysis;
• Language services: one department for each of the
official languages (Arabic, English, French and
Spanish);
• Office of Legal Affairs;
• Information technology and telecommunications
(systems management, research and development);
• Secretarial services
• Support services (general services, human
resources, finance and accounts, security,
document production, etc.).

Employment conditions for seconded


officials

All seconded officials are subject to the INTERPOL


Staff Regulations and Rules.
INTERPOL has four categories of posts: non-classified
posts, senior management posts (Grades 1 and 2),
executive posts (Grades 3 to 5) and administrative posts
(Grades 6 to 10).
Initial secondments shall normally be for a period of
three years. The Secretary General may extend the
secondment, provided the respective national
administration agrees to it. The total length of
secondment should normally not exceed six years.
By proposing to second one of its officials, the national
administration commits itself to paying his/her
remuneration. The level of remuneration should be high
enough to enable the official and his/her family
members to live in appropriate conditions at the duty
station. In exceptional circumstances, INTERPOL can
assist the national administration in financing part of
the official’s remuneration.
The national administration also has to arrange for
appropriate insurance coverage for the official and
his/her family members (health, welfare, accident/death
and retirement). Insurance coverage also has to be
applicable in case of missions undertaken by the official
on behalf of INTERPOL, including missions of long
duration.
Costs of travel and removal expenses upon appointment
and separation are covered by the national
administration.
Unless the national administration decides otherwise,
INTERPOL will pay an expatriation allowance to a
seconded official who is not a national of the country in
which the duty station is located and who has not been a
resident of that country for more than three years. The
amount of allowance depends on the family situation
and duty station. The allowance shall be paid for a
maximum of six years.
For your information, employment by an International
Organization may require assignment and travel to any
part of the world on short notice or for a long duration.
Moreover, you may be required to work day and night
shifts, on week days and at weekends and on public
holidays.

Recruitment
Employment conditions for contracted officials
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All staff appointed under contract are subject to the


INTERPOL Staff Regulations and Rules.
INTERPOL has four categories of posts: non-classified
posts, senior management posts (Grades 1 and 2),
executive posts (Grades 3 to 5) and administrative posts
(Grades 6 to 10). There are different salary scales in
effect in each of INTERPOL’s duty stations.
The gross salary is subject to the deduction of social
security premiums. The net salary represents about
80% of the gross salary. Salaries paid to INTERPOL
staff are not subject to French income tax, but an
internal tax is deducted by the organization. Staff
working in Lyon must nevertheless declare their income
to French tax authorities.
Salary is determined taking into consideration the
professional experience of the selected candidate.
For staff recruited to work in Lyon, participation in the
French national health social security scheme and a
complementary health insurance scheme are
compulsory. Staff can further choose between
participating in the French pension system or
INTERPOL Interim Retirement Scheme. Staff
recruited to work in other duty stations shall participate
in the INTERPOL Interim Retirement Scheme. For
health insurance, staff can either find coverage on their
own and receive reimbursement for a portion of
premiums or can join a scheme proposed by
INTERPOL.
INTERPOL covers the costs of travel from the place of
recruitment to the duty station for all new officials and
their eligible dependants, as well as removal costs,
provided that the official’s last place of residence was
more than 50 kilometers away from the new place of
residence.
Assistance with visa formalities is provided as well as
housing assistance.
Officials who are not nationals of the country in which
their duty station is located and who have not been a
resident of that country for more than three years, shall
receive a monthly expatriation allowance, the amount of
which depends on family situation and duty station. The
allowance shall be paid for a maximum of six years.
Officials that were not living in the duty stations at the
time of their appointment shall receive upon arrival an
installation grant to assist them with their initial
expenses. The amount of the grant depends on family
status and duty station.
Officials employed under a short-term appointment are
not entitled to travel or removal expenses upon taking
up their position, nor do they receive an installation
grant or an expatriation allowance. Depending on their
nationality, they may be entitled to a short-term
allowance. There is no form of unemployment
compensation for an official employed under a short-
term appointment.
Officials shall also be entitled to a transportation
allowance.
For your information, employment by an International
Organization may require assignment and travel to any
part of the world on short notice or for a long duration.
Moreover, you may be required to work day and night
shifts, on week days and at weekends and on public
holidays.
Salary scales
All salary scales are expressed in euros and are monthly
gross amounts.
Lyon
Date of entry into force: 1st January 2009
BRUSSELS
Date of entry into force: 1st January 2009
Grade
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Step
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2 6 922 6 087 4 6874 2073 4182 8222 4672 2102 1151 951
3 7 288 6 408 4 9354 4293 6002 9732 5962 3272 2282 053
4 7 652 6 728 5 1814 6523 7793 1212 7252 4422 3382 157
5 8 015 7 048 5 4274 8733 9593 2702 8562 5592 4492 259
6 8 381 7 368 5 6745 0954 1403 4172 9852 6742 5612 362
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8 9 121 8 020 6 1755 5434 5063 7203 2502 9112 7872 570
9 9 512 8 365 6 4415 7824 6993 8793 3893 0372 9062 680
10 9 922 8 723 6 7186 0324 9014 0473 5343 1673 0322 796
11 10 348 9 100 7 0076 2905 1124 2213 6863 3043 1632 917
12 10 794 9 491 7 3086 5615 3334 4033 8463 4463 2993 041
13 11 257 9 898 7 6216 8425 5614 5924 0103 5943 4403 172
14 11 74110 3257 9497 1375 8004 7894 1823 7483 5883 309