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  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Pristina
  • Grade: S-1, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2019-07-04

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Programme Officer

Pristina (Kosovo)

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:

  • First-level university degree in political sciences, social sciences, international relations, public policy, law or equivalent professional experience
  • Work experience in either public administration, relevant international organizations, civic associations (including NGOs), political parties/affairs, or economic and political development
  • Demonstrable organizational, communication, analytical and interpersonal skills
 
 
 
 
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:

Education:

First-level university degree or equivalent experience

Experience:

Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience including minimum 1 year in a relevant field strongly preferred

 
 
 
 
Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:

Mandatory:

  • First-level university degree in public administration, political science or similar relevant field;
  • International field work experience in monitoring, reporting and policy-making; 
  • Proven  experience in project cycle management;
  • Knowledge of and experience in good governance principles and familiarity with the European Charter of Local Self Government;
  • Knowledge of and experience in democratization issues, including local governance, media and public participation in decision making, in particular with women, youth, and civil society in developing/transitional countries;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Ability to produce analytical reports, very good report writing skills;
  • Professional fluency in the English language;
  • Interpersonal and diplomatic skills;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and judgment to local conditions and communities;
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames;
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail;

Desirable:

  • International work experience and/or experience in field missions, preferably in the South Eastern European area;
  • Experience in negotiation/mediation and/or capacity-building with municipal authorities;
  • Staff management experience and team-building ability;
  • Knowledge of the regional political situation and legal system of the mission area.
 
 
 
 
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Democratization Officer and the overall supervision of the Regional Centre Director the incumbent is an integral member of the Field Support Section within the respective Regional Centre. In close co-ordination with Democratization Department Senior Management, the Programme Officer will be performing the following tasks:

  1. Pro-actively monitoring and building the capacities of municipal institutions, assessing/evaluating developments in the field of democratization accompanied by remedial action when appropriate. This includes reporting, project development and implementation as well as other forms of assistance or advice, aiming to improve compliance with principles of good governance;
  2. Supporting the Senior Democratization Officer in co-ordinating the work of the Field Support Section in the respective Regional Centre, and ensuring close co-operation and co-ordination with HQ;
  3. Providing programmatic support to the relevant sections in the respective Regional Centre, and ensuring overall co-operation and co-ordination between colleagues in the Regional Centre;
  4. Regularly meeting local counterparts to exchange and gather information on good governance issues; assessing and reporting on developments, successes and concerns regarding compliance with good governance principles;
  5. Being responsible for identification of key governance related issues in the incumbent's Area of Responsibility and when deemed necessary following up with analytical reporting, including recommendations to the Departments and Regional Centre Senior management; developing and implementing projects on regional level; and evaluating impact and achievements;
  6. Drafting policy recommendations that address specific good governance issues/concerns;
  7. Contributing to the reporting and to periodical analytical reports of the Departments;
  8. Acting as Senior Democratization Officer during Senior Democratization Officers absence;
  9. Performing other duties as required.

For more information on the work of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, please see http://www.osce.org/mission-in-kosovo

 
 
 
 

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.

Only those applicants who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.

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