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Head of Human Dimension Department


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Skopje
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Functional level
Senior management
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 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:


  • Advanced degree in political sciences, social sciences, international relations, public policy, law
  • Previous work experience in an international environment or within field missions
  • Experience with capacity building of domestic institutions, including: judiciary; public administration; education; decentralization
  • Strong experience in managing a large variety of staff, including managers, senior international mission members and national professional officers with different fields of expertise, as well as strong diplomatic  and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to lead and 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
  • Cultural sensitivity and sound judgment, highest professional and ethical standards
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the Mission area

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Head of Mission (HoM) and the Deputy Head of Mission (D/HoM), and in close co-operation with the Chiefs of Units within the Human Dimension Department,  the Head of Human Dimension:

  1. Has overall responsibility for the Human Dimension Department - including its three constitutive Units: Rule of Law, Democratic Governance, Coordination Unit Inter-ethnic Relations, for a total of 30+ members - in relation to all aspects of department management: programmatic, budget planning and expenditure, staffing and administration;
  2. Leads the development and implementation of all Human Dimension Department policies, strategies and methodologies, oversees annual and strategic planning, including all budgeting;
  3. Supervises, and provides policy guidance in all areas of intervention of the  Democratic Governance, Rule of Law and Inter-ethnic Relations;
  4. Oversees and prioritizes field tasks, identifies and analyzes trends in Human Dimension issues and develops strategic plans to ensure that all Department's activities are in line with and contributing to the fulfillment of the Mission's mandate;
  5. Oversees the coordination and approval of internal training programs, seminars and department projects;
  6. Provides overall supervision and clearance of reporting, publications, and public outreach; represents the department, delivers speeches, attends conferences, and gives presentations etc. for all Human Dimension related activities;
  7. Supervises the Chiefs of Units within the Human Dimension Department and represents them internally for briefings and updates to HoM and D/HoM;
  8. Liaises with the OSCE Institutions on all Human Dimension matters;
  9. Liaises with senior government and local officials, international organizations, the diplomatic community, NGOs, and other Mission Departments on Human Dimension matters;
  10. Performs other tasks as assigned by HoM or D/HoM.

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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