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Vacancy

Chief of Elections Section*

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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
VNKOSS01595
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Elections
Functional level
Middle management
Number of posts
1
Duty station
Prishtine / Pristina
Deadline
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:

  • Experience in election administration, supervision or voter registration
  • Good understanding of basic legal documents (constitutions, election laws and regulations)
  • Good understanding of various electoral and political systems
  • Experience in liaising with government agencies and NGOs
  • Experience in management or supervision of subordinate staff
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and in a difficult and politically sensitive environment
  • Negotiating and diplomatic skills
 
 
 
 
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:

Education:

Advanced education/certified training course in a relevant field desirable

Experience:

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:

Mandatory:

  • Experience in election administration, supervision, and providing advice to electoral management bodies
  • Experience in drafting policy guidelines on election organization and local institutional capacity building
  • Good understanding of basic legal documents (constitutions, election laws and regulations)
  • Good understanding of various electoral and political systems
  • Experience in liaising with electoral management bodies, government agencies and NGOs
  • Experience in management or supervision of subordinate staff
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and in a difficult and politically sensitive environment
  • Negotiating 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
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing, e-mail and Microsoft Project

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of specific elections and political issues, especially of the Mission area, including: international and OSCE standards for democratic elections, public administration, civil and voter registration, political party training, voter education, media and elections, international and domestic election observation, political representation of national minorities, legal appeals and election dispute resolution
  • Familiarity with the use of communications systems, including single sideband radio and satellite telephone systems
  • Knowledge of electronic database systems
 
 
 
 
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Director of Democratization Department, the Chief of Elections Section performs the following functions:

  1. Provides strategic direction and manages the Elections Section;
  2. Advises the Department's and the Mission's senior management on technical issues related to election support and electoral reform;
  3. Oversees and manages the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of election projects;
  4. Oversees the monitoring and advice provided to the Central Elections Commission and its Secretariat;
  5. Supervises the 12 professional and support staff of the Election Section;
  6. Co-ordinates and oversees the drafting of reports based on information provided by the Section and the field;
  7. Co-ordinates and liaises with other Department and Sections in the Mission;
  8. Participates in the Department's and Section's policy making process;
  9. Represents the Section in meetings, seminars and/or conferences; maintains inter-agency co-operation and stakeholder relations on technical aspects of elections;
  10. Engages in other specific tasks at the discretion of the Director of Department;
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

* Please note that this position is subject to the 2014 Unified Budget approval

 
 
 
 

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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