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Deputy Head of Mission


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
General Staff / Monitoring Functions
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:

  • Demonstrable organizational skills
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills and documented experience in negotiations
  • Depending on the field activity's mandate, significant prior experience in relevant fields such as international customs practices and procedures, law enforcement, and military observations and arms control may also be required
  • Negotiating experience, preferably in the area of monitoring operations and/or related activities
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:


  • Strong management skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all departments, sections and offices throughout the Mission, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining strict impartiality and objectivity
  • Ability to plan, implement and solve problems effectively and efficiently
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time-frames
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing, spreadsheets and e-mail


  • Experience in dealing with the media
  • Experience in results-based programme management
  • Regional knowledge and work experience in South Eastern Europe
  • Experience working in field operations


Tasks and Responsibilities

The Deputy Head of Mission supports the Head of Mission in developing and executing OSCE policies, programmes and operations in furtherance of the Mission's mandate. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Mission, the Deputy Head of Mission:

  1. Represents the Head of Mission on issues related to the programmatic work and management of the Mission;
  2. Reports to the Head of Mission on the progress and activities of the Mission;
  3. Advises  the Head of Mission on priorities for the Mission in terms of  programmes, management, policies and plans at a strategic level;
  4. Liaises with senior international civil, political and military personnel dealing or involved with the Mission, as well as with key national and other regional leaders;
  5. Substitutes the Head of Mission in his/her absence;
  6. 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.

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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