The Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior

UN PEACEKEEPING MISSIONS


        All activities related to the deployment to peacekeeping operations abroad are performed through the Department for International Cooperation within the Office of the Minister, Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Srpska.
Since 2000, the members of the Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior have been deployed to the following UN peacekeeping missions:
- EAST TIMOR (UNMISET)
- LIBERIA (UNMIL)
- CYPRUS (UNFICYP)
- SUDAN (UNMIS)
- SOUTH SUDAN (UNMISS)
- CONGO (MONUSCO).

        Selection procedure of the candidates from the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Srpska begins with filling in the Questionnaire on interest to participate in peacekeeping missions. The Questionnaire (in Serbian language) may be downloaded on the website of the Ministry (available in Cyrillic and Latin version).
The basic (minimum) requirements for participation in UN peacekeeping missions are as follows:

1. At least 8 years of effective service in police services for men, and minimum 5 years of effective service for women,

2. Fluency in English (reading, writing, understanding),

3. Good physical and mental health, and satisfactory physical fitness,

4. Successful results for previous work,

5. Driver's licence (B category).

After the submission of the Questionnaire, the Republic of Srpska Ministry of the Interior identifies the candidates fulfilling the basic requirements for participation in UN peacekeeping missions, and forwards the applications of the interested candidates to the BiH Ministry of Security.

     The next steps in the application process include:
- process of selection in the BiH Ministry of Security (based on expertise, experience, national, religious and sex coverage of applicants, as well as equal coverage of all law enforcement agencies),
- test in English language and computer skills (organized by the BiH Ministry of Security)
- Pre-mission preparation training to the PSOTC Centre (Peace Support Operations Training Center), at the camp Butmir in Sarajevo – only for applicants who successfully pass the previous tests
- SAAT test – only for applicants who have successfully passed the pre-mission training.

     All other information regarding the following steps in the selection process and application procedure after the publication of open positions within the UN peacekeeping missions may be obtained through the Department for International Information, Office of the Minister, located in the building of the Republic of Srpska Government (entrance B).

Address: Banja Luka, Trg Republike Srpske 1

Telephone/Fax 387 51 338 487; +387 51 338 844

E-mail: medjunarodna.saradnja@mup.vladars.net