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Deputy Director, Programmes 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 least fiveyears on 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 and ability to work under pressure, 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 Director of the Human Dimension Department, the Deputy Director (Programmes Unit) is the principal staff member responsible for the day to day management and implementation of the programmes. S/he is also responsible for providing advice to the Director on programme related matters, including current trends, achievements, problems and future planning.

The Deputy Director (Programmes Unit) supervises the Project Co-ordinators so that their specialist input is incorporated into the planning and implementation of the programme and to ensure that there is coherence between all programme elements. Theincumbentsupervises the Senior Human Dimension Officers who are responsible for field level programme implementation, to ensure that there is effective co-ordination between the field and Head Office. Specific tasks include:


  1. Supports the achievement of the Department's policy and legislative objectives in co-operation with the Deputy Director (Operations Unit) and other senior staff to ensure overall situational analysis, and to contribute to short-and long-term objectives;
  2. Ensures consistency and co-ordination in the implementation of the programme's different elements to ensure that optimum impact is achieved from the human and financial resources employed;
  3. Contributes to programme development and strategy formulation through identification of lessons learned, current trends, achievements, problems and future plans; responsible for the co-ordination of field advocacy and regional/community level strategy development;
  4. Ensures that Department programme staff in the Head Office and in the field workis a coherent team focused on achieving the Department's agreed objectives;this includes regular visits to the field and establishing effective co-ordinating mechanisms;
  5. Co-ordinates with the Deputy Director(Operations Unit) to ensure optimal budgeting and spending;
  6. Assists the Director in liaising and co-ordinating with international and national organizations, in order to prevent duplication and to ensure that the programme achieves maximum benefit from related initiatives;
  7. 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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