21 November 2017
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Democratization Officer, the overall supervision of the Regional Centre Director and guidance of the Chief of Media Section and in close cooperation with other staff members of the Media Section/Democratization Department and other Departments the incumbent performs the following functions:
Assists the supervisors and the Media Section in assessing the capacity-building needs of media in the four northern municipalities regarding in particular their financial sustainability, technical capacity, and mechanisms to safeguard editorial independence;
Works on the familiarizing of the media in the four northern municipalities with regulatory framework;
Performs research and compiles background material for the Mission’s information needs on the freedom of media situation in the four northern municipalities;
Develops and implements projects, taking overall responsibility for those projects assigned to him/her; ensures that the projects are successfully implemented in accordance with its objectives throughout the project cycle, including designing action plans, budgets, implementation plans, activity reports, final reports and evaluation;
The incumbent engages actively (meets, communicates) with the target groups/ beneficiaries/interlocutors in order to build key support for team activities; translates all communication upon request to the team;
Establishes working relations and contacts with international partners, donor organizations, and maintains professional relationships with the media in the four northern municipalities focussing on freedom of media issues. Liaises with other locally based media development organizations and keeps regular contacts with relevant media institutions and journalism associations representing media professionals;
The incumbent provides professional media expertise to various media stakeholders and partners in terms of media legislation, institutional development and capacity building;
The incumbent provides professional assistance to the drafting of professional research documents about the media landscape in the four northern municipalities;
Drafts and produces strategic documents to steer the media programme of the Mission in line with the strategy and policy papers;
Engages actively in all aspects related to the situation of non-Albanian media in the four northern municipalities.
First-level university degree in Journalism and Communication, Political Science, Law or Social Science
Minimum of four years professional experience with media and/or media organizations in project management; some of the working experience should have been acquired in a national or international organization or a mission environment
Ability to analyse and interpret research data and to present findings and conclusions in a form suitable for use by governmental and non-governmental organizations
Ease of communication with representatives or members of media; ability to formulate their concerns and other reports in a concise way
Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft packages
Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English and Serbian language. Knowledge of Albanian language is desirable
Valid driving license
Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 1737.67 Euro/month. Social benefits will include participation in the OSCE Group Insurance Plan (Health, Life, Accidental Disability and Temporary Incapacity Insurance) and the OSCE Provident Fund. Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale. At the discretion of the appointing authority a higher step may be approved up to a maximum of step 3 subject to specific conditions.
How To Apply
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