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Director of Democratization Department


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Functional level
Senior management
Number of posts
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:

  • University education in political sciences, social sciences, international relations, public policy, law or equivalent professional experience
  • Work experience in either public administration, relevant international organizations, civic associations (including NGOs), political parties/affairs, or economic and political development
  • Demonstrable organizational, communication, analytical and interpersonal skills
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:


  • Extensive management and supervisory experience
  • Substantial project management experience, specifically with results based project management
  • Experience in preparing analytical reports
  • Knowledge of OSCE principles and commitments
  • Knowledge of democratization programmes and quality control of programmes
  • Knowledge of regional political history and developments
  • Knowledge of specific political issues, international and OSCE standards for democracy building, including good governance, and media development
  • Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and judgement to local conditions and communities
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a leader of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca in the mission area
Tasks and Responsibilities

The Democratization Department programme constitutes a key component of the Mission's mandate through assisting in the establishment of a viable and accountable democracy in Kosovo. It focuses on monitoring the work of the Kosovo institutions, identifying shortcomings and supporting further capacity building. the Democratization Department provides these institutions with on-site coaching and mentoring and facilitates the exchange of best practices. The Department consists of the Administration and Support Office, Analysis and Reporting Cell, Translation Cell, Media Section, Central Governance Section, Elections Section, Local Governance Section, and Public Participation Section.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Mission and Deputy Head of Mission, the Director of Democratization Department:

  1. Manages, directs and leads the programme of the Democratization Department;
  2. Supervises all the organizational units of the Department and their Mission members;
  3. Directs the process of policy formulation, strategic development, programme planning, programme implementation and quality assessment for the Democratization Department in the areas of good governance, civil society, independent institutions and regulatory bodies, media and elections, amongst others;
  4. Oversees and ensures provision of timely and quality inputs from the Department to the development of the Mission's programme budget and its implementation;
  5. Ensures efficient and effective development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the departmental projects;
  6. Represents the Department at selected projects, events and conferences;
  7. Liaises with local and international interlocutors;
  8. Advises and assists the Head and Deputy Head of Mission in engaging in effective advocacy on the issues pertaining to the Department's programme areas;
  9. Represents the department at regular and ad hoc co-ordination mechanisms of the Mission;
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

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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