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Head of Governance, Economy & Environmental Issues Dept

Tirana (Albania)

General Minimum Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:

  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:

  • Second-level university degree in economics, regional planning and development, environmental studies or related fields, or equivalent professional experience in such areas
  • Work experience in the fields of economics, business development, regional planning and development or environmental development and protection
  • Experience working with developing or transitional economies
  • Communication, interpersonal and analytical skills
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Second-level university degree/certified training course in a relevant field desirable


Minimum 6 years of relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 3 years at the management level relevant to the actual position

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Minimum six years of progressively responsible and diversified professional experience in one or more of the following areas: good governance, anti-corruption, anti-trafficking, environmental governance and related sectors;
  • Demonstrable experience for a minimum of three years in managing a team;
  • Experience with strategic planning and programme management;
  • Professional fluency in English, with excellent communication and drafting skills;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work respectfully and effectively in a very diverse team and professional environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain functional professional relationships with international and national partners at all levels;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications including word processing and email.


  • Previous experience in international mission and programming work;
  • Work experience in South-Eastern Europe.
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Presence and the Deputy Head of Presence, the incumbent is responsible for shaping and driving a programme of capacity-building and support to reform in good governance in Albania, and leading the team responsible for implementing it, achieving distinct impact against some of the country¿s most significant challenges. In particular, the incumbent:

1. Overseeing the development of the annual programme and budget for the Governance Department, within a medium-term vision, and monitoring and driving implementation;

2. Managing the performance and development of the Department as individuals and as a team, through day-to-day supervision and the formal annual reporting cycle;

3. Overseeing necessary reporting and briefing by the Department, and taking responsibility for the quality of all Department output;

4. Developing and maintaining professional and effective partnerships with relevant national and international stakeholders in Tirana, contributing to national strategizing to maintain Albania¿s achievement of desired standards, and representings the Presence in relevant fora in Albania and internationally;

5. Contributing to efforts to attract extra-budgetary funding for high priority programme work;

6. Acting as advisor the Head of Presence on issues relating to the sector;

7. Performing any other duties as required.

For more detailed information on the work of OSCE Presence in Albania, please see


The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.

Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered.

Please apply to your relevant authorities several days prior to the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Tirana (Albania)
  • Grade: Seconded Position - Mid level - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States
  • Occupational Groups:
    • International Relations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Managerial positions
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Environment
    • Democratic Governance
    • Economics
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-19

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