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Deputy Chief of Section (Local Governance Section)


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Functional level
Senior professional
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, 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:


Advanced degree in a relevant field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Knowledge of democratic governmental structures at the local level and/or in development work with local government structures in transitional countries, including international human rights and good governance standards and principles
  • Management experience in an international context involving multi-cultural staff
  • Demonstrated project management and programme development experience
  • Strong analytical and drafting skills, as well as problem solving skills
  • Ability to take into account various policy implications to identify strategic issues for the OSCE Mission in Kosovo in the field of local governance and the capability to provide policy advice
  • Knowledge of capacity building programmes in the field of civil society
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • 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
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgement
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited time frames
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and email


  • Experience in negotiation/mediation
  • Experience in drafting and/or reviewing legislation
  • Previous international work experience and/or experience in field missions preferably in democratization, local good governance and civil society
  • Knowledge of the regional political situation and the legal system in the Mission area
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Chief of Local Governance Section, the Deputy Chief of Section:

  1. Assists in formulating Section policy on issues pertaining to local good governance;
  2. Acts as the Deputy of the Local Governance Section;
  3. Monitors, analyses and reports on a broad range of local good governance issues in Kosovo, and takes an active part in the improvement of local good governance through policy and programmatic advice including legal advice in accordance with international standards;
  4. Provides support to the Section in the review of policies in the area of local governance for compliance with human rights and international good governance standards and principles;
  5. In support to the Chief of Section, develops and implements capacity development programmes for the Local Governance Section and writes reports related to local governance programme activities as necessary;
  6. Develops, manages and implements the Section's projects in accordance with programmatic priorities, in particular with respect to inter-municipal co-operation and civil society;
  7. Liaises with external local and international stakeholders to co-ordinate programmatic activities of the Local Governance Section;
  8. Contributes both to regular reporting mechanisms and to periodical analytical reports of the Department for the Section;
  9. Supervises a staff of five;
  10. Performs any 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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