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Human Rights Adviser/Property


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Human Rights
Functional level
Number of posts
Duty station
Prishtine / Pristina
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, international relations, public policy, law, international human rights law or other human rights related fields
  • Experience working with human rights, minority or gender issues
  • Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in drafting reports
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


First level university degree or equivalent experience


Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience including minimum 1 year in a relevant field strongly preferred

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • University degree in law or specialisation courses in property rights or cultural heritage in case of university degree in political science, international relations or other related field;
  • Knowledge of housing and property rights, cultural heritage protection and related international standards;
  • Experience in either international law, constitutional law, European and/or international human rights law and conventions;
  • Professional fluency in the English language;
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited times frames;
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail;
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgement;
  • 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.


  • International field work experience in human rights monitoring and reporting;
  • Experience in drafting project and/or budget proposals;
  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area.
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Property, Cultural Heritage and Inter-Faith Section (PCIS)  and in close co-operation with other colleagues of the Section, the Human Rights Adviser / Property:

  1. Reviews monitoring reports produced by the Department for issues and concerns related to housing, land and property rights enjoyment;
  2. Supports the PCIS in providing guidance, advice and explanations of specific housing and property rights and cultural heritage legislation, institutional mechanisms and standards to colleagues working in the relevant Teams and other Units and Sections in Headquarters;
  3. Gathers information on issues and concerns regarding housing and property rights and cultural heritage protection through documentation regarding decisions, legislation and policies of the municipalities, courts, police, offices, and other relevant agencies and institutions; 
  4. Co-operates and co-ordinates work with colleagues at Headquarters and Regional Centres and Offices working on cultural heritage and property rights issues and on other issues as assigned by the Chief of the PCIS; 
  5. Support the work of the Regional Centres and Offices as requested by the Chief of the PCIS on issues related to the portfolios, including through attendance to meetings and activities at field level; 
  6. Monitors and writes reports on specific cultural heritage and property rights trends and issues, in particular in relation to the protection of rights and interests of non-majority communities and the provision of housing and reconstruction assistance to returnees and displaced persons;
  7. Identifies and analyses capacity building and awareness raising needs in the area of her/his responsibility and when needed supports the organization of activities to promote cultural heritage and property rights;
  8. Drafts recommendations that address specific human rights issues/concerns related to property and cultural heritage compliant with international standards and best practices as requested by the Chief of PCIS;
  9. Maintains close co-operation with government and municipal representatives, international organizations and civil society to promote and achieve human rights, rule of law and property rights protection;
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

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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