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Deputy Head of Presence


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Presence in Albania
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:


  • Sound knowledge or studies of economics, business administration or equivalent
  • Strong management background, particularly in personnel, logistics, administrative and finance matters
  • Previous work experience preferably in an international environment and/or within operational field missions
  • 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
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Good organizational skills
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail.


  • Experience of working in South East Europe
  • Knowledge of the Albanian language
  • Experience with project management and fund raising
  • Knowledge of other official OSCE languages
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head of Presence, the Deputy Head of Presence (DHoP):

  1. Co-ordinates and oversees all aspects of the Presence's work in close consultation with the Head of Presence;
  2. Co-ordinates and oversees all aspects of the separate departments within the Presence, as well as all operational, logistics and administrative matters;
  3. Gives overall guidance and direction on the activities of the Presence in close consultation with the Head of Presence;
  4. Oversees and advises on the day to day activities of the project offices network;
  5. Manages human resources issues in co-ordination with the Chief of Fund Administration;
  6. Deputizes for the Head of Presence in his absence;
  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.

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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