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Chief, Human Rights and Security Section


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Human Rights
Functional level
Middle management
Number of posts
Duty station
Prishtine / Pristina
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, international relations, public policy, law, international human rights law or other human rights related fields
  • Experience working with human rights, minority or gender issues
  • Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in drafting reports
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 human rights or equivalent professional experience
  • International field work experience in monitoring, reporting and policy-making in the area of human rights
  • Knowledge of the internal functioning of law enforcement agencies (police)
  • Appreciation of human rights aspects of police work (policy and procedure)
  • Knowledge of European and international human rights law and conventions
  • Experience in drafting and editing legal documents and institutional reports
  • Management and supervisory experience
  • 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
  • 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


  • Experience in police reform, developing monitoring programmes and/or transitional justice;
  • Knowledge of the regional political situation and the legal system of the mission area;
  • Previous international work experience and/or experience in field mission.
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director of the Department of Human Rights and Communities, the Chief of Security Monitoring Section:

  1. Is responsible for reporting on systemic human rights concerns or violations observed in the police; which are issued in reports to relevant or interested parties, especially local and international police;
  2. Develops and implements central and regional OSCE policies on security related matters in co-operation with the relevant security actors;
  3. Supervises the staff of the Security Monitoring Section, including international and local staff members;
  4. Reviews and analyses proposed legislation and applicable security and procedural law in light of human rights instruments;
  5. Conducts activities for the promotion and protection of security rights;
  6. Drafts thematic and performance reports;
  7. Designs and co-ordinates human rights monitoring programmes and tasks;
  8. Conducts activities aimed at implementing recommendations and programmes with security forces;
  9. Performs any other duties as required.

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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