The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) Border Management Staff College (BMSC) postpones its 27th Staff Course for Women Leaders until 28 September - 28 October 2020 due to current COVID-19 pandemic situation.


The Border Management Staff Course (hereinafter referred to as the Staff Course) is conceptualized as a one-month professional development course for 25 mid to senior level female officials of the diverse agencies involved in all aspects of border security and management, such as Border, Coast Guard, Customs, Drug Control, Immigration, Police, Phyto-Sanitary, Seaport & Airport Security, Trade / Transport Services, Quarantine Inspection Services, and Agencies from all participating States of the OSCE and their Partners for Co-operation.

The course focuses on the principles and standards of the OSCE Border Security and Management Concept, covering the three dimensions of comprehensive security, including the politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects.

It is composed of seven overarching modules that present the OSCE’s comprehensive approach to effective border security and management. Each of the modules reflects relevant best practices and lessons identified.

The modules focus on Promoting Border Security and Management in the OSCE Area; Border Security and Management Models; Elements of Border Controls and Co-operation (Politico-Military Dimension); Economic and Environmental Factors of Border Security and Management; Human Dimension of Border Security and Management; Organizational Management and Leadership; and Basic Learning and Teaching Methodologies.

Each module is presented through a variety of training and learning modalities and methods that include:

• Lectures and presentations;

• Follow-on discussions of subject matter;

• Group exercises and activities supported by experts;

• Group research projects;

• Roundtable discussions with experts from the diplomatic community;

• Field visits to the nearby borders with Uzbekistan and Afghanistan.

Agencies are invited to nominate prospective female participants. A maximum of two (2) will be selected per country. Candidates will be enrolled through a competitive selection process.

OSCE BMSC extends submission of documents and welcomes new applications till 3 August 2020. The attached registration form should be filled in electronically by the nominees and sent within the deadline, along with a Motivation Letter, a copy of official passport (with at least six months validity) as well as the flight itinerary details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . In order to be considered for admission, candidates must submit a Letter of Motivation and pass the phone interview successfully. Candidates must ensure that their letter of motivation is well composed, as only candidates showing very strong motivation will be invited for the phone interview. Participation will be confirmed by the College upon successful completion of all steps of the selection process.

The College will be in charge of all organizational and administrative matters for participants within Tajikistan, as well as cover all travel, accommodation and in-country associated costs. Detailed information on administrative issues will be shared with participants upon confirmation of their nomination. The working languages of the course will be English, Russian and Dari with simultaneous and consecutive translation.

For additional information and queries concerning the Course, please contact Mr. Khabib Rakhmonov, the BMSC Project Assistant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Letter of Motivation Requirements: (English)

Registration Form BMSC: (English)