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Head of Office (Srebrenica)


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Political Affairs
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
Duty station
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:


Advanced degree in a relevant field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • University degree in law, political science, international relations, public policy, or equivalent
  • Minimum six years of relevant professional experience in an international setting; previous experience of working with an international organization preferred
  • 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 organizational skills, with ability to work under pressure, manage multiple tasks and process large amounts of information
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and email


  • Knowledge of local languages spoken in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head of Field Office Tuzla, the Head of Office in Srebrenica will be responsible, in conjunction with Human Dimension Department (HDD) Project Managers, for the co-ordination of the Human Dimension Programme activities in his/her area of responsibility (AoR). The incumbent is responsible for providing timely and accurate advice to Head Office in Sarajevo on these issues. Specificaly, the Head of Office in Srebrenica:

  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 the supervisor and HDD Project Managers, supports the programme implementation through provision of mentoring and advice on programme policy as well as 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 and ensures appropriate field level co-ordination;
  4. Acquaints him/herself with local political and social conditions;
  5. Provides timely and accurate advice to the Head Office in Sarajevo and the field on all aspects relevant to the implementation and future planning of the programme;
  6. Ensures that there is effective communication between the Field Office and Head Office by bringing problems and issues to the attention of relevant Head Office staff in a timely manner;
  7. 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;
  8. Carries out the administrative duties of the Head of Office;
  9. Supervises two national mission members;
  10. 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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