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Community Policy Officer/Return


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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 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
  • Experience in analysing information from field sources in order to assist in the formulation of recommendations on the creation or the improvement of protection mechanisms
  • Knowledge of the applicable standards related to the return of internally displaced persons (IDPs)/refugees and repatriation
  • Knowledge of the political environment in Kosovo
  • Knowledge of the situation of all communities in Kosovo and the countries in the region
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgement
  • Ability to produce analytical reports
  • 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
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
  • Professional fluencyin the English language



  • Knowledge of the applicable law 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
  • Experience of working in returns and repatriation


Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Communities Section, the Community Policy Officer/Return:

  1. Analyzes the findings of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo's (OMiK)proactive monitoring of Kosovo institutions and municipalities from a non-majority communities protection perspective, in particular on returns and repatriation; provides advice and recommended intervention and follow up;
  2. Contributes to the formulation of protection planning 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; follows up on the implementation of the Council of Europe¿s Framework Convention on the Protection of National Minorities;
  4. Liaises with other HQ Sections and maintains close contacts with OMiK Field Teams, also providing feedbacks to their reports, and contribute to trainings organised for the Field Teams;
  5. Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of the non-majority communities rights situation in Kosovo and the region, contributing to drafting reports on specific issues concerning non-majority communities, particularly in relation to returns-related and repatriation issues;
  6. Organizes roundtables, seminars and conferences on specific non-majority communities related issues;
  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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