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Deputy Director of the Department of Human Rights and Communities


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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
Senior management
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:


Advanced education/certified training course in relevant field. Advanced degree in a management discipline an asset


Minimum 10 years relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 5 years at the management level relevant to the actual position

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Significant management and supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated sound knowledge and experience working in human rights, rule of law, and/or minority community programmes
  • Experience in quality control of programmes
  • Experience in preparing analytical reports
  • 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
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and judgement to local conditions and communities
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames


  • Advanced degree in a related field
  • Knowledge of a local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area
  • Education in and experience with continental European legal system
  • Knowledge of regional political history and developments
  • Knowledge of OSCE principles, commitments and OSCE monitoring
Tasks and Responsibilities

The Deputy Director of the Department of Human Rights and Communities (DHRC) is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the Department's activities and to assist the Director of the Department of Human Rights and Communities to ensure the overall effective management of the Department. Under the direct supervision of the Director, the Deputy Director (DHRC):

  1. Assists the Director in the co-ordination of departmental policy, programme and budget planning;
  2. Assists the Director in the implementation of departmental programmes by monitoring the overall performance of the department, analysing strengths and weaknesses, and proposing necessary improvements;
  3. Ensures that activities and communication between the Department's field and headquarters' staff are co-ordinated, and advises the Director on all activities undertaken within the Department;
  4. Is responsible for consistently transmitting Departmental policy to the field, addressing issues of co-operation between the Department and OSCE Regional Centres;
  5. Assists the Director in determining staffing requirements and personnel issues, and works with the Administration and Budget Office to deploy staff;
  6. Assists the Director in the co-ordination of Mission activities in the Headquarters and maintains close contact with other departments to help ensure effective co-operation;
  7. Establishes working relations with external partners including local and international NGOs, other international organizations working in the field of human rights, decentralization and communities and with representatives of Kosovo's institutions;
  8. Directly supervises 12 staff;
  9. Serves as Acting Director of the Department for Human Rights and Communities during the Director's absence;
  10. Performs other duties as assigned by the Director.

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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