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Chief of Property 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 degree in public administration, law, human rights or related fields
  • At least six years of relevant work experience in government reform, law, human rights, or a related fields
  • Previous experience in the area of housing, land property, and property rights
  • Extensive knowledge of international human rights standards related to property rights and cultural heritage
  • Proven experience in monitoring and analytical reporting
  • Project and budget management experience
  • Ability to develop strategic programming on property issues
  • Relevant management and supervisory experience
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Professional fluency in the English language and capability of drafting 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 judgment
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited time frames
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing, spread sheets and e-mail


  • At least two years of working experience in an international environment
  • Knowledge of the political environment in which the OSCE Mission in Kosovo operates, including its mandate and the structure of the international presence in Kosovo
  • Knowledge of the legislative framework in Kosovo related to property rights and cultural heritage
  • Knowledge of a local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area
  • Previous experience in field missions, preferably in South-Eastern Europe
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director of Human Rights and Communities, the Chief of Property Section:

  1. Provides strategic direction and planning for the Property Section in co-operation with other Sections within the Human Rights and Communities Department;
  2. Supervises eight staff of the Property Section, in the Headquarters and the Field;
  3. Reviews and analyses policy documents, reports and proposed legislation in light of relevant international and European good governance and human rights standards;
  4. Oversees the design and implementation of the Section's projects;
  5. Co-ordinates and oversees the drafting of reports on issues related to property rights and cultural heritage, and follows up on recommendations with relevant institutions;
  6. Identifies arising issues related to property and cultural heritage, analyse their implications and advises on programmatic policies to achieve measured improvement in the performance of Kosovo institutions, including at the municipal level;
  7. Assists in the development and implementation of the Mission's policy on Property Rights and serves as the Property Rights focal point for the Mission;
  8. Closely co-operates with other Chief of Sections in the Department and the Mission;
  9. Co-operates with international partners, the Kosovo institutions and non-governmental organizations in developing human rights objectives in the field of Property Rights;
  10. Represents the Mission in meetings, seminars and/or conferences;
  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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