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Democratization Department Intern


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
Field of expertise
Functional level
Number of posts
Duty station
Prishtine / Pristina
Date of issue
    Duration of the Internship with the Democratization Department is 6 months.
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Governance Section (GS), and the overall supervision of the Deputy Director of the Democratization Department (DD), the intern will support the GS to systemize the data from the monitoring forms which are used by the Mission to monitor the procedural legal compliance of municipalities with emphasis on good governance principle of transparency. The incumbent will work closely with GS local governance portfolio in charge of coordination of the monitoring forms, namely:  Municipal Assembly and Policy and Finance Committee monitoring forms and Municipal Acts Review forms. In consultation with the Chief of GS, the intern will also support central governance and elections portfolios.

The duties of the intern will include, but not be limited to:

- Providing support in grouping the data from online monitoring forms; - Assisting with systematizing the monitoring data into an excel sheet; - Assisting with drafting of graphic charts summarizing the data from the monitoring forms;  - Assisting with drafting of the summary of findings on municipal acts review process;  - Assisting with drafting of the municipal legislative monitor. - Performing other duties as assigned;

Necessary Qualifications

- Be not older than 30 years on the date of the deadline of the vacancy notice;  Advanced degree in a field relevant to the   OSCE’s mandate obtained no longer than two years before the date of the deadline of the vacancy notice. - University education in Governance, Political Sciences or Law; - Thorough knowledge of local governance functioning and good governance principle;  - Professional fluency in English with excellent communication skills. - Strong analytical, research and drafting skills. - Good organizational skills with ability to process and classify information quickly and efficiently. - Excellent IT knowledge, familiarity with Excel data base and Microsoft Office.

- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people from different national and cultural backgrounds, whilst maintaining impartiality and objectivity. - While not a requirement, previous working experience with non-governmental, governmental and/or international organizations is desirable; experience with drafting of relevant publications is a strong asset.

Required competencies
    Core values
  • Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
  • Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
  • Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
  • Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
Core competencies
  • Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
  • Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
  • Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
  • Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
  • Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
  • Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
  • Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
  • Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
  • Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
Remuneration Package
    The OSCE is not in a position to pay any remuneration or cover any expenses incurred by the intern during his/her stay nor reimburse travel expenses. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna health insurance scheme. The internship does not constitute a commitment to future employment with the OSCE.
How To Apply
    If you meet the above requirements and wish to apply for this internship opportunity, please use the OSCE's online application link found under Please mention your availability dates in the cover letter. In case of technical difficulties with the online application, applicants may use the OSCE offline application form, which can be downloaded from “Links/ Off-line application form” on the same page, and send it by e-mail to with vacancy number quoted in subject. Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see  OSCE  retains  the  discretion  to  re-advertise  the  vacancy,  to  cancel  the recruitment, or offer an internship with modified terms of reference or a different duration. The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.



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