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Field Co-ordination Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
General Staff / Monitoring Functions
Functional level
Middle management
Number of posts
Duty station
Mitrovice / Mitrovica
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:

  • 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:


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:


  • Previous experience in a liaison function, preferably at in international level and/or in field missions
  • Experience in political analysis and/or reporting
  • Experience in policy planning and advising
  • Negotiating experience, preferably in the area of monitoring operations and/or related activities
  • Demonstrated experience in project co-ordination 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
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Ability to operate main computer applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Knowledge of the political situation and developments in the region
  • Previous working experience in Kosovo and/or the wider region
  • Knowledge of one or more of the local languages (Bosnian, Croatian and/or Serbian language)
  • Working experience in one or more of the main functional areas of the Mission's mandate, preferably in an international environment
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Regional Centre Mitrovicë/Mitrovica and in close consultation with the Northern Task Force, the Field Co-ordination Officer:

  1. Provides strategic, policy and operational advice to the Mission's programmatic departments in the process of identification, development, implementation and evaluation of projects and activities in northern Kosovo, in close consultation with the Office of the Head of Mission;
  2. Ensures co-ordination and complementarity of programmatic activities in the north in the specific area of responsibility through regular co-ordination between all three programmatic departments, the RC Mitrovicë/Mitrovica and the Head of Mission office, including co-ordination of the Work of the Northern Task Force and the Technical Working Group for the North;
  3. Acts as Focal Point - both internally and externally - for the Mission's programmatic activities in the northern municipalities, particularly but not exclusively those under the direct supervision of the Northern Task Force; liaises with local and other international interlocutors to build necessary working relations and ensure effective coordination to avoid overlaps and duplication of efforts;
  4. Regularly reports to the Head of Mission and the Northern Task Force on progress made in the implementation of Mission activities in the specific area of responsibility;
  5. Represents the Mission, in close co-ordination with the RC Mitrovicë/Mitrovica Director and the Head of Mission  at working level meetings on issues related to the effective implementation of the Mission activities  in the northern municipalities;
  6. Performs 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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