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Head Media


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Serbia
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Media Affairs
Functional level
Middle 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 media studies, journalism, international relations or related field, or professional certification in media technology
  • Knowledge of international media standards and regulations
  • Very good oral and written English communication skills
  • Good analytical and interpersonal skills
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:


  • University education in management, law, political science, international affairs, social studies or humanities will also be acceptable
  • Previous experience in managing financial and human resources and directing the efforts of a medium-sized team
  • Experience in the field of media legislation, regulation and/or capacity building
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written
  • Ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds and diverse 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
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames


  • Experience in media development
  • Previous experience working in an international environment
  • Knowledge of the local language in the Mission area
  • Knowledge of regional historical and political developments
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Head of Mission (HoM) and the direct supervision of the Deputy Head of Mission (DHoM), and in accordance with the mandate of the OSCE Mission to Serbia, the Head of the Media Department is responsible for developing and implementing the Mission's media affairs programme. Specifically, the Head Media:

  1. Has the overall responsibility for managing the Media Department in relation to policy formulation, strategic development, planning and reporting as well as budget control, provision of funds and fundraising for extra-budgetary projects;
  2. Acts as the Missions representative for contacts with senior officials of the relevant ministries, governmental agencies, political parties, media associations, media outlets and non-governmental organizations active in the field of the media affairs, and articulates the Mission's policy on the media matters to the above mentioned officials;
  3. Provides reports to the HoM and DHoM based on the analysis of relevant laws and practises;
  4. Develops, co-ordinates and monitors the implementation of OSCE capacity building projects in the area of media reform covering inter alia media legislation, media monitoring and media development;
  5. Liaises with other international, non-governmental and donor organizations, encouraging their engagement in media issues in Serbia and oversees the capacity building of media institutions in the country;
  6. Works closely with the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media providing advice on the state of media freedom and freedom of expression in the country;
  7. Manages the Media Department and its programmes, identifies problems and weaknesses and recommends solutions and improvements;
  8. Supervises nine mission members comprising the Media Department, as well as occasional temporary staff and consultants;
  9. 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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