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Governance Adviser


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Serbia
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Functional level
Senior professional
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 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 degree in a relevant field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • International working experience in the area of good governance, parliamentary affairs, security sector reform and/or civil society development
  • Sound understanding of democratic political processes; knowledge of parliamentary procedures and the functioning of parliamentary bodies, and citizens' participation in the decision-making processes
  • Familiarity with best practices in the areas of local self-government, decentralization and elections
  • Strong project management experience, including project planning, implementation, budgeting and administration
  • Professional fluency in the English language, as well as excellent drafting skills
  • Strong diplomatic and negotiation skills as well as experience in undertaking advocacy work
  • 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 gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Knowledge of the local language
  • Familiarity with political and historical developments in Serbia
Tasks and Responsibilities

The Democratic Governance Section of the Mission's Democratization Department aims at supporting the work of the Parliament of Serbia, the Assembly of the Province of Vojvodina and local governments. In particular, the Section works on strengthening the parliamentary institutions, committees and the capacity of the staff employed. It also provides assistance to relevant ministries, local authorities and citizens' representatives in the process of decentralization.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Democratization Department, the Governance Adviser performs the following duties:

  1. Reviews the needs of parliamentary bodies, state institutions, local authorities and civil society, and develops a long-term strategy and short-term action plans for the Democratic Governance Section;
  2. Formulates and supervises the implementation of the Department's projects that strengthen local democracy, parliamentary system and security sector reform;
  3. Develops the Department's civil society support strategy, in order to ensure its effectiveness in promoting an active and engaged citizens' participation consistent with the Department's strategic objectives and in line with international best practice;
  4. Keeps abreast of the legislative and policy developments related to governance and local democracy;
  5. Follows cross-cutting issues such as minorities, gender, human rights and citizens' participation and incorporates such issues into projects of the Democratic Governance Section;
  6. Liaises and co-ordinates with local authorities and international governmental and non-governmental organizations active on relevant topics;
  7. Supervises at least five staff in the Democratic Governance Section;
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

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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