DIRECT APPLICATION PROJECT
This vacancy is part of a pilot project with a number of participating States to assess a new sequence of applications for select secondment opportunities. If you are applying as a national of one of the following countries:
Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, The Republic of North Macedonia, United Kingdom
please click here and your application will be routed directly to the OSCE for initial assessment. Then, the applications of all candidates deemed to meet the job-related requirements will be passed to the respective Seconding Authorities who will decide on their nominations. Please be advised that this is a Seconded Post and only candidates who receive a nomination from their Seconding Authority will be considered further.
If the country of citizenship under which you will apply is not listed above, please select your country of nationality under "Apply to this Vacancy-your citizenship" section, so your application can be routed directly to your Seconding Authority.
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
Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:
Second-level university degree in a relevant field
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
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
- Second-level university degree in international studies, public policy, political science or law or related fields;
- Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience including at least 3 years at the management level relevant to the actual post;
- Diplomatic experience or experience working in political affairs with international organisations or government;
- Thorough understanding of the work of the Human Dimension Department and the strategic and local issues related to human rights, education, rule of law and democratic governance;
- 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;
- Professional fluency in written and spoken English;
- 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;
- Excellent organisational skills, with ability to work under pressure, manage multiple tasks and process large amounts of information;
- Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft packages.
- Knowledge of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian is an advantage.
Under the overall authority of the Head of Human Dimension Department (HDD) and the direct supervision of the Deputy Head of HDD, the incumbent will be responsible, in conjunction with the HDD Project Managers, for the co-ordination of the Human Dimension programme activities in his/her area of responsibility (AoR). S/he will also ensure co-ordination between the political and programmatic aspects of the Missions work. The incumbent is responsible for providing timely and accurate advice to Head Office on these issues. Specific duties include:
- Ensuring that the Departments resources are used effectively and efficiently to achieve the Human Dimension programme objectives, providing co-ordination between the political and programmatic aspects of the Missions work in the Field Office;
- In co-operation with the Head of HDD, Deputy Head of HDD and HDD Project Managers, supporting programme implementation through provision of mentoring and advicing on programme policy and implementation and intervening directly with local counterparts where necessary;
- Liaising 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 co-ordination;
- Acquainting him/herself with local political and social conditions and proactively seeking 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;
- Providing regular political analysis and update to the Head Office and the Field and advising 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;
- Ensuring that there is effective communication between Field Office and Head Office by bringing problems and issues to the attention of relevant Head Office staff in a timely manner; and ensuring that progress in achieving the programmes objectives are reported accurately and by ensuring that instructions and requests from Head Office to the Field are understood and actioned;
- Informing the supervisor, Head of HDD and 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;
- Carrying out the administrative duties of the Head of Field Office;
- Ensuring that all Office staff work in compliance with the OSCE regulatory framework whilst maintaining a harmonious, productive and professional working environment;
- Attending security briefings on behalf of the Office organized by EUFOR LOTs, local police and other relevant organizations and informing all Office staff of the current security situation as appropriate;
- Performing other duties as assigned.
For more detailed information on the work of OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, please see http://www.osce.org/bih
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 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.
Only those applicants who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.