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Head of Office of Central Co-ordination


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
General Staff / Monitoring Functions
Functional level
Senior management
Number of posts
Duty station
Prishtine / Pristina
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:

  • Demonstrable organizational skills
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills and documented experience in negotiations
  • Depending on the field activity's mandate, significant prior experience in relevant fields such as international customs practices and procedures, law enforcement, and military observations and arms control may also be required
  • Negotiating experience, preferably in the area of monitoring operations and/or related activities
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:


  • Experience in management positions in any of the following environments: diplomatic, civil service, non-governmental organizations, international organizations or missions
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience in project design, implementation, evaluation and management
  • Knowledge of the Logical Framework approach for project management
  • Professional fluency in English
  • 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 cultural sensitivity and judgment to local conditions and communities
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within short deadlines
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e- mail


  • Experience in strategic decision-making
  • Good knowledge of the Oracle system as well as other tools for project management (such as MS Project, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Deputy Head of Mission, the incumbent ensures effective co-ordination of the Mission's activities in line with the strategic and programme priorities and the guidance of the Head of Mission.

Specifically, the incumbent performs the following:

1. Oversees the development of Unified Budget (UB) documents, provides advice on performance-based programme budgeting, engages in their review and clearance, and ensures their timely submission to participating States. Promotes and co-ordinates independent evaluation of the Mission's programmes and activities to improve future programming;

2. Oversees the preparation of the Mission's UB and Extra-Budgetary (ExB) projects, ensures their timely review and clearance in accordance with the relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on project development and review, and provides feedback to project managers;

3. Co-ordinates, guides and ensures the delivery of a regular project-cycle management training by the Office of Central Co-ordination;

4. Oversees the monitoring of the implementation of the Mission projects (Mission Implementation Plan) and provides bi-annual and annual reports on their implementation to the Head of Mission and senior management;

5. Advises both Head of Mission and the senior management team on strategic planning and co-ordination of substantive and managerial objectives and ensures that advice and information is coordinated with all relevant components of the Mission prior to submission to the Head of Mission;

6. Oversees the preparation of thematic reports, research studies and assessments through advice on methodological issues, and reviews them before their final approval by the Head of Mission as stipulated in the relevant SOP;

7. Supports and facilitates different co-ordination processes within the Mission, and serves as the focal point for co-ordination with departments and regional centres. Co-ordinates with other international actors and participates in relevant donor co-ordination mechanisms;

8. Manages staff and promotes their professional development, monitors and evaluates their performance. Fosters teamwork and communication among officials in the Head of Mission's Office as well as with international organizations and other missions in the region. The total number of international professional posts supervised directly and through subordinate supervisors is 4 and the total number of posts in other categories supervised is 3;

9. Performs other duties as assigned.    

* Subject to approval of 2017 UB Post Table                  


  For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, please see:          


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 country 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.



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