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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 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:


  • University degree in law, human rights, minority rights, political science, international relations or related field
  • Knowledge of international human and minority rights standards
  • Knowledge of the political environment in Kosovo
  • Knowledge of the situation of all communities in Kosovo and the countries of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
  • 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


  • Knowledge of the applicable laws 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
  • 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 displaced persons/refugees and repatriation
Tasks and Responsibilities

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

  1. Analyses the findings of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo's (OMiK) proactive monitoring of Kosovo institutions and municipalities from communities protection perspective, including on returns and repatriation; and together with Senior Communities Protection/Policy Advisers provides the Department with advice and recommended intervention and follow up;
  2. Contributes to the formulation of communities 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. Together with the Senior Communities Protection/Policy Advisers follows up on the implementation of the Council of Europe Framework Convention on the Protection of National Minorities;
  4. Liaises with other OMiK Sections and maintains close contacts with the OMiK field teams, also providing feedbacks to their reports, and contributes to the trainings organized for the field teams;
  5. Maintains an up-to-date knowledge on the situation of the rights of non-Albanian communities in Kosovo and the region, contributing to drafting reports on specific issues concerning non-Albanian communities, particularly in relation to returns-related and repatriation issues;
  6. Participates in the drafting, implemention and evaluation of projects on community issues;
  7. Organizes roundtables, seminars and conferences on specific non-Albanian communities related issues;
  8. 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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