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Communities Protection Officer


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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
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:


First level university degree or equivalent experience


Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience including minimum 1 year in a relevant field strongly preferred

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Knowledge of international human and minority rights standards, as well as the political environment of Kosovo
  • Experience in analyzing information from the field and producing analytical reports in order to assist in preparing recommendations to enhance the promotion and protection of minority rights
  • Ability to design, implement and evaluate projects
  • Knowledge of the applicable standards related to the return of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees, as well as the situation of communities in Kosovo
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • 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
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Knowledge of the legal framework in Kosovo
  • Experience in negotiation/mediation
  • Knowledge of a local language or most common lingua franca
  • Previous experience in field missions, preferably in South Eastern Europe
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Communities Section, the Communities Protection Officer:

  1. Analyzes the findings of the Mission's monitoring of Kosovo's institutions and municipalities from a communities protection perspective including returns, and together with Senior Communities Protection Advisers provides the Department with advice and recommendations;
  2. Contributes to the formulation of protection planning by proposing to the Department directives and plans for immediate and long range solutions; follows up on the implementation of recommendations and decisions adopted;
  3. Reviews and comments on proposed Kosovo institutions' initiatives, and together with the Senior Communities Protection Advisers follows up on the implementation of the Council of Europe's Framework Convention on the Protection of National Minorities;
  4. Liaises with other Headquarters (HQ) Sections and maintains close contacts with the Mission's Field Teams, provides feedbacks to their reports and contributes to trainings organized for the Field Teams;
  5. Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of the communities' rights situation in Kosovo and the region;  contributes on drafting reports on specific issues concerning communities;
  6. Participates in drafting, implementing and evaluating projects on community issues;
  7. Organizes roundtables, seminars and conferences on specific communities related issues;
  8. Reviews and comments on draft laws and regulations;
  9. 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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