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Chief of Division (Oversight and Independent Institution Division)


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
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:



  • Extensive experience in development work with democratic and good governance institutions, with a focus on parliamentary structures in transitional countries or societies; alternatively, extensive domestic practical work experience in democratic parliamentary structures at a national or federal state level as an elected or appointed senior official
  • Experience in producing analytical reports
  • Extensive experience in programme design, project management and supervision
  • Demonstrated and progressively responsible management experience
  • Understanding of South East European politics and affairs including mandate and structure of the international community present in Kosovo
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • 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 judgement
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail



  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca
  • Knowledge of the political environment of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo
  • Previous experience in field missions, preferably in South East Europe
  • Knowledge of the media and educational landscape in Kosovo
  • Experience in negotiation/mediation


Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director of the Democratization Department, the Chief of Division (Oversight and Independent Institution Division):


  1. Is responsible for the management of the Oversight and Independent Institution Division, directly supervising a team of international and national professionals in the Headquarters of the Mission;
  2. Advises on departmental policies aimed at empowering communities as well as women and youth groups in the decision-making process at the legislative branch of Kosovo and advises on departmental policies to enhance the democratic functioning of political parties;
  3. Advises on departmental policies in the field of media and higher education;
  4. Ensures the implementation of the Division's programme in accordance with OSCE rules and regulations, and provides input accordingly on the design of the Division's programme and projects, including budgetary factors;
  5. Oversees the quality implementation of capacity development programmes directed towards meeting international human rights standards and communities' concerns;
  6. Provides analysis and expertise on parliamentary and political party development, media development and analysis of higher education issues in co-operation with relevant Division Chiefs of Units as required;
  7. Co-ordinates and liaises with specific international agencies that work with relevant Kosovo institutions, such as the Central Assembly and institutions in the field of media and higher education field;
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. The nomination of female candidates is particularly encouraged.


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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