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Communities Protection Officer

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Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
VNKOSS01639
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Human Rights
Functional level
Professional
Number of posts
1
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:

Education:

First level university degree or equivalent experience

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:

Mandatory:

  • University degree in law, human rights, minority rights, political science, international relations or related field
  • Experience in analyzing information from field sources in order to assist in the formulation of recommendations on the creation or the improvement of protection mechanisms
  • Knowledge of international human and minority rights standards and the legal framework in Kosovo
  • Knowledge of the applicable standards related to the return of internally displaced persons and refugees
  • Knowledge of the political situation in Kosovo
  • Knowledge of the situation of communities in Kosovo
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgement
  • Ability to produce analytical reports
  • Ability to design, implement and evaluate projects
  • 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

Desirable:

  • 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 OSCE Mission in Kosovo's proactive 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 planning of protection by proposing to the Department directives and plans for immediate and long range solutions and 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 OMiK Field Teams, also providing feedbacks to their reports, and contributes to training organized for the Field Teams;
  5. Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of the community rights situation in Kosovo and the region; contributes to drafting reports on specific issues concerning communities;
  6. Participates in the drafting, implementing and evaluating of 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 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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