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Chief of Section (Central Assembly and Independent Institutions)


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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 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
  • Knowledge of the political environment of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, including mandate and structure of the international community present in Kosovo
  • 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
  • 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
  • Previous experience in field missions, preferably in the South East European territory
  • Experience in negotiation/mediation
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director of the Democratization Department, the Chief of Section (Central Assembly and Independent Institutions):

  1. Is responsible for the management of the Central Assembly and Independent Institutions Section, directly supervising a team of 16 staff members;
  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 in Kosovo, and advises on departmental policies to enhance the democratic functioning of political parties;
  3. Ensures the implementation of the Section's programme in accordance with OSCE rules and regulations, and provides input to Department Senior management on the design of the Section's programme and projects, including budget supervision;
  4. Oversees the quality implementation of capacity development programmes directed towards meeting international human rights standards and communities' concerns;
  5. Provides analysis and expertise on parliamentary and political party development, as required;
  6. Co-ordinates the work of and liaises with relevant international agencies working with relevant Kosovo institutions such as the Assembly of Kosovo and independent institutions;
  7. 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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