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Deputy Head, Office of Central Co-ordination


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
General Administration
Functional level
Middle 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 public/business administration, management, finance, personnel management or related field or proven professional experience in all aspects of general administration (personnel, finance, etc.)
  • Very good organisational skills
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Advanced education/certified training course in a relevant field desirable


Minimum 6 years of relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 3 years at the management level relevant to the actual position

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Management and supervisory experience
  • Experience in project design, implementation, evaluation and management
  • Knowledge of the Logical Framework approach for project management
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • 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 judgment to local conditions and communities
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within short deadlines
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e- mail


  • Experience in strategic decision making and operating in high-level meetings
  • Previous experience in field missions
  • Knowledge of Oracle system as well as other tools for project management (such as MS Project, etc.)
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Head of the Office of Central Co-ordination (OCC), the Deputy Head of the OCC:

  1. Oversees the project management cycle, including the assessment and review of project proposals, and provides overall guidance to the Mission management from project development to evaluation; in doing so, liaises with the Department of Administration and Support, the Office of Political Affairs and Communications, as well as the Office of Legal Affairs to ensure that the approved project proposals are in line with the Common Regulatory Management System and with the OSCE mandate and policies;
  2. Assists in the strategic design, drafting and editing of all Performance Based Programme Budgeting (PBPB) related documents;
  3. Supports the drafting of the annual Mission Implementation Plan, as well as its progress report and its end-of-year review;
  4. Advises on and undertakes assessment of targeted Mission projects and programme activities in terms of their consistency with its strategic aims and objectives, and provides analysis to the Management of the Mission;
  5. Co-ordinates the development of and implements procedures to assure the effective and efficient review of the Mission's project portfolio;
  6. Co-ordinates, on behalf of the Fund Manager, the implementation of all extra-budgetary contributions, and liaises with the donor community on all project related issues, including requests for change of project activities, narrative and financial reporting;
  7. Co-ordinates and conducts, as required, project management training programmes for Mission staff, and routinely reviews Project Cycle Management policy and procedures, issuing guidelines and toolkits for project managers;
  8. Liaises with the OSCE Secretariat as the primary point of contact on project management issues;
  9. Supports, where appropriate, the Head of Office in the management of the OCC, including administrative, human resources and budget matters; acts as first level supervisor to the five staff members of the Office of Central Co-ordination, providing general guidance on co-ordination matters; 
  10. Acts as Head of Office when needed;
  11. Performs any other duties as required.

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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