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Head of Field Office

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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vacancy number
vnbahs00654
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Political Affairs
Functional level
Middle management
Number of posts
1
Duty station
bANJA LUKA
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:

Education:

Advanced education/certified training course in a relevant field desirable

Experience:

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:

Mandatory:

  • University degree in law, political science, international relations, public policy, or equivalent
  • Understanding of the strategic and regional issues related to human rights, education and good governance
  • Proven operational, leadership and managerial skills
  • Thorough knowledge of political structures and current political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills with proven capacity to formulate complex issues in simple terms
  • Excellent organisational skills, with ability to work under pressure, manage multiple tasks and process large amounts of information
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently, and to participate effectively in a team-based information sharing environment
  • Professional fluency in oral and written English
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
  • Thorough knowledge of political structures and current political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team member and with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds and diverse political views while maintaining impartiality and objectivity with tact and diplomacy in dealing with both external persons and multinational staff

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken
  • Previous experience of working with an international organization
 
 
 
 
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Deputy Director of the Human Dimension Department (HDD), the Head of Field Office will be responsible, in conjunction with Project Managers, for the co-ordination of the Human Dimension programme activities in his/her area of responsibility (AoR). The Head of Field Office will also ensure co-ordination between the political and programmatic aspects of the Mission's work. The incumbent is responsible for providing timely and accurate advice to Head Office on these issues. Specific duties include:

  1. Ensures that the Department's resources are used effectively and efficiently to achieve the Human Dimension programme objectives, providing co-ordination between the political and programmatic aspects of the Mission's work in the Field Office;
  2. In co-operation with HDD Project Managers, supports programme implementation through provision of mentoring and advice on programme policy and implementation and intervening directly with local counterparts where necessary;
  3. Liaises with governmental, non-governmental and international organizations active in sectors relevant to the Human Dimension Programme in the AoR to gather information and ensures appropriate field level coordination;
  4. Acquaints him/herself with local political and social conditions and proactively seeks information which might have an impact on the current implementation and future development of the Human Dimension Programme in his/her AoR and advises the Head Office accordingly;
  5. Provides timely and accurate advice to Head Office and the field on all aspects relevant to the implementation and future planning of the programme, including first level evaluation of programmatic activities taking place in the AoR;
  6. Informs the HDD Project Managers about programmatic issues, ensuring that programmatic activities are consistent with political objectives and that political obstacles to programme implementation are brought to the attention of the Head Office;
  7. Supervises three staff members;
  8. 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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