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Chief of Democratic Governance Unit


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Skopje
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Functional level
Middle management
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of entry on duty
Date of issue
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:

  • University education 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:


Advanced education/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:


  • Advanced university degree in political science, social sciences, economics, international relations, public policy, law or equivalent professional experience
  • Extensive experience in the fields of democratic governance, including local government, public administration, elections, youth and education reforms in a multi-ethnic environment
  • Longstanding experience in project and programme management in related field and co-ordination with donors and implementing agencies
  • Experience dealing with budgets
  • Strong managerial and organizational skills
  • Pro-activity, creativity and resourcefulness to generate complex policy interventions involving different governmental and political stakeholders
  • Drafting and reporting skills, including preparation of analytical reports
  • Experience in working in an international environment
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure  and manage multiple tasks within limited time frames
  • 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
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • Ability to operate windows applications including word processing and email


  • Knowledge of the political environment of the Host Country
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head of Human Dimension Department and the Deputy Head of Mission, the Chief of Democratic Governance Unit:

  1. Is responsible for planning, developing and implementing the Democratic Governance Unit's Programme in accordance with the Mission's mandate and the Ohrid Framework Agreement;
  2. Ensures effective management, supervision and control of the OSCE funds, including extra-budgetary related to the Democratic Governance Unit's Programme;
  3. Advises the Head of the Department and the Mission Senior Management on the Mission's priorities and interventions in the area of the Unit's competencies;
  4. Directs and guides the implementation of the Democratic Governance Unit's Programme; establishes mechanisms for effective monitoring and self-evaluation of the Programmatic activities and projects;
  5. Supervises the reporting, analyses, publication and public outreach; delivers speeches, briefings and presentations, attends and represents the Unit in various events;
  6. Ensures the Unit's compliance with OSCE project and programmatic guidelines, Administrative Instructions, Organizational Directives and Staff Instructions;
  7. Liaises and maintains good relations with Unit's interlocutors, government officials at local and central levels, international organizations, civil society actors to ensure best use of OSCE resources, compatibility of projects;
  8. Functions as the main contact on all policy matters related to democratic governance;
  9. Ensures that the democratic governance component of the Mission is synergetic with other interventions of the OSCE Mission in the country; co-ordinates the work of the Unit with other Mission's Units/ Departments;
  10. Supervises the work of 2 international and 7 national staff;
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

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.

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.



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