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Deputy Director, Operations Unit


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Political Affairs
Functional level
Senior management
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 international studies, public policy, political science or law or related fields
  • Diplomatic experience or experience working in political affairs with international organizations or governments
  • Experience in preparing analytical reports
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills
  • Knowledge of regional political history and developments
  • Diplomatic and negotiating skills
  • Some knowledge of the OSCE principles and commitments
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:



  • Advanced university degree in law, international relations,public policy, political or social sciences
  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible international management experience, with at leastfive years at a senior or strategic level
  • Demonstrated clear understanding of the complex political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the role of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills with proven capacity to formulate complex issues in simple terms
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability and willingness to work as a team member and with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity, with tact and diplomacy in dealing with both external persons and multinational staff
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks and process large amount of information
  • Ability to work independently and to participate effectively in a team-based information sharing environment
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
  • Professional fluency in oral and written English



  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the Mission area
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head of the Human Dimension Department, the Deputy Director (Operations Unit)is the principal staff member responsible for providing operational support to the fully co-ordinated Department and to programme implementation. S/he is responsible for providing advice to the Head of Human Dimension Department on all operational, administrative and financial matters.


The Deputy Director (Operations Unit) provides support to strategic programme planning, design and implementation. Specific tasks include:


  1. Manages all Departmental operational matters, ensuring compliance with Mission policies and procedures and the smooth running of the Department;responsibilities include all administrative and financial matters; management and oversight of the Department's budget; staff management and personnel matters;
  2. Assists the Head of Human Dimension Department in examiningall requests for expenditure to ensure conformity with programme objectives and OSCE rules and procedures. This includes liaison with the Head of the Fund Administration Unit and the development of policies and instructions necessary to ensure full conformity with relevant regulations;
  3. Oversees the administration of all matters related to human resource management in conjunction with the Mission's Chief of Human Resources;
  4. Designs and implements measures to ensure the effective monitoring of the Department's programme; this includes overseeing the analysis and collation of field reports;.
  5. Co-ordinates the production of public reporting and advocacy material in close co-operation with the Deputy Director (Programmes Unit);
  6. Oversees the development and implementation ofan effective public information strategy in co-operation with the Mission's press and Public Information Section;
  7. Co-ordinates the monitoring of Parliament sessions that address issues of relevance to the Department;
  8. Supervises the production of all internal and external reports in the Department, in conjunction with other relevant staff;
  9. Contributes to the co-ordination of field-based advocacy and community strategy development and implementation;
  10. Performs other duties as required.

The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. The nomination of female candidates is particularly encouraged.


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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