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Democratic Governance Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Skopje
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Functional level
Number of posts
Duty station
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, 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:


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:


  • Relevant work experience in the field of democratic governance, with a special focus on youth and education in an international environment
  • Sound knowledge and experience in all phases of the project management cycle
  • Excellent communication and networking skills
  • Ability to build and maintain constructive work relationships and coordinate co-operation with external interlocutors, including Government institutions at local and central levels, civil society actors, international organizations and donors
  • 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 flexibility, impartiality and objectivity
  • Ability to analyze complex issues, identify key aspects and present them in a clear and understandable manner (both in writing and orally)
  • Pro-active and strong results-oriented work-approach
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and focus on priorities within limited time frame
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • Ability to operate windows applications including word processing and email


  • Knowledge of the political environment of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • Experience of working in an international organization
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Chief of Democratic Governance Unit, the incumbent:

  1. Assists in the development and implementation of the Mission's democratic governance programme and strategies, with a specific focus on youth and education in a multi-lingual environment and inter-community relations;
  2. Closely follows and reports on the developments in the youth and education areas, contributes in identifying trends, patterns and challenges in defining and implementing Unit's interventions;
  3. Advises and assists the Chief of Democratic Governance Unit and Unit's staff in designing and developing project proposals and research, facilitates the implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of projects in the fields of youth and education in a multi-lingual environment, inter-community relations and conflict prevention;
  4. Establishes and maintains contact and cooperation with relevant national and international stakeholders; represents the Unit at meetings with government representatives, international organizations and NGOs when appropriate; organizes such events and meetings;
  5. Conducts research and analyses in these fields, including on relevant national and international practices and legislation;
  6. Prepares briefing and background materials, presentations and analyses for internal and external reporting; provides input in the realization of related publications;
  7. 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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