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20 May 2020
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
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:
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:
Second-level university degree in international studies, public policy, political science or law or related fields
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 background, particularly in personnel, logistics, administrative and finance matters;
Previous work experience preferably in an international environment and/or within operational field missions;
Experience in working with press/media;
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, as Deputy Head of Presence (DHoP), you will be responsible for the following:
Co-ordinating and overseeing all aspects of the Presence's work in close consultation with the Head of Presence;
Co-ordinating and overseeing all aspects of the separate departments within the Presence, as well as all operational, logistics and administrative matters;
Giving overall guidance and direction on the activities of the Presence in close consultation with the Head of Presence;
Overseeing and advising on the day to day activities of the project offices network;
Managing human resources issues in co-ordination with the Chief of Fund Administration;
On behalf of and as delegated by the Head of Presence, representing him/her on public appearances;
Deputizing for the Head of Presence in his absence;
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. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.
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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