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Head of Governance, Economy and Environmental Issues Department (S3)

Tirana | Albania

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Tirana | Albania
  • Grade: S-3, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • International Relations
    • Economics
    • Environment
    • Democratic Governance
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2022-09-29

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 law, economics, planning, development, environmental studies or related fields; a first-level university degree in combination with two years of additional qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the second-level university degree
  • Work experience in the fields of international or business development, economics, environmental governance or equivalent
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills

 

Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:

 

Education:

  • Second-level university degree in law, economics, planning, development, environmental studies or related fields; a first-level university degree in combination with two years of additional qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the second-level university degree
  • Work experience in the fields of international or business development, economics, environmental governance or equivalent
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills

 

Experience:

  • Minimum 6 years of relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience in one or more of the following areas: good governance, anti-corruption, anti-trafficking and/or related sectors, including at least 3 years at the management level relevant to the actual position.

 

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


Mandatory:

  • Professional fluency in English, with excellent communication and drafting skills;
  • Extensive experience with strategic planning and programme management;
  • 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.

 

Desirable:

  • Previous experience in working for national or international organizations
  • Experience working in an international field missions
  • Experience working with developing or transitional economies
  • Work experience in South-Eastern Europe.

 

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Deputy Head of Presence, in frequent direct consultation with the Head of Presence and in line with the Presence’s mandate, as well as OSCE commitments, the incumbent is responsible for shaping and driving the programme to support the Albanian reform agenda regarding the areas of good governance, economic and environmental development. This includes leading the team responsible for implementing the programme,

In particular, the incumbent:

 

  1. Overseing the development of the department’s annual programme, projects, budget planning and expenditure in line with a medium- term strategic vision
  2. Driving project implementation and monitoring its results while identifying risks and mitigation strategies in due time;
  3. Providing leadership and managing the performance and development of the Department
  4. Ensuring high quality reporting and briefings to internal and external stakeholders as required
  5. Maintaining contact with relevant academic and research institutions to ensure the incorporation of cutting edge research in the department’s work
  6. Developing and maintaining professional and effective partnerships with relevant national and international stakeholders
  7. Leading the public communication on governance issues, representing the Presence in relevant fora and contributes to the positive visibility and image of the Presence in Albania
  8. Contributing to national and OSCE strategies and policies in the field of responsibility
  9. Engaging in fund raising for extra-budgetary projects developed by the department
  10. Acting as advisor to the Head of Presence on issues relating to the department’s portfolio;
  11. Performing any other duties as required

 

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Presence in Albania, please see: https://www.osce.org/presence-in-albania

 

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.

 

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

 

Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/our-competency-model.


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 well in advance of the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered. The OSCE can only process Secondment applications that have been nominated by participating States. For queries relating to your application, please refer to the respective delegation as listed here: https://www.osce.org/contacts/delegations.
 

Additional Information
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