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Chief of Media Section


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Media Affairs
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 journalism, international relations or related field, communications, public relations, media studies or professional certification in journalism, public relations or media technology
  • Experience in working in or with the media or in public relations, particularly in gathering, organizing, editing and disseminating information
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills, including the ability to prepare news- related documents and public presentations in simple, clear language for a broad non-diplomatic audience
  • Good 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:


  • An advanced degree in public administration, media affairs or related field; alternatively, extensive experience in electronic or print media on a senior level or extensive experience in development work with media in transition countries
  • Extensive knowledge of media legislation and professional standards for media
  • Knowledge and insight in quality control of programmes
  • Minimum of three years of management/supervisory experience
  • Experience of working in an international organization
  • Knowledge of the political environment relevant to the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, OSCE principles and commitments, and mandate and structure of the international community present in Kosovo
  • Proven experience in monitoring, reporting, policy-making and/or institutional reform projects in the media field, including project management experience
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Professional fluency in verbal and written English communication
  • Capacity to draft reports under pressure and within short deadlines
  • 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
  • Understanding of South Eastern European political affairs, with a focus on media affairs
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area
  • Previous experience in OSCE field missions, preferably in South Eastern Europe
  • Negotiation and/or mediation experience
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director of the Democratization Department, the Chief of Media Section:

  1. Provides strategic direction for the Media Section on media capacity building of institutions such as the Independent Media Commission, Press Council of Kosovo, Kosovo Media Institute and the public broadcaster;
  2. Provides policy advice to the Senior Management of the Department on all media related issues;
  3. Supervises five staff members in the Media Section;
  4. Manages media-related project development, implementation and evaluation;
  5. Provides relevant written and verbal communication, such as analytical reports, presentations, briefing notes, etc.;
  6. Liaises with local and international stakeholders as well as regional media institutions;
  7. Provides advice on best European practices regarding media legislation;
  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




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