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Deputy Head of Mission

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Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
VNKOSS01885
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
General Staff / Monitoring Functions
Functional level
Senior management
Number of posts
1
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:

  • 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:

Education:

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

Experience:

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:

Mandatory:

  • Strong management skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship 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 timeframes
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing, spreadsheet and e-mail  

Desirable:

  • 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 operation/s
 
 
 
 
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.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, please see http://www.osce.org/kosovo.

 
 
 
 

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.

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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