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National Programme Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Montenegro
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
Local Contracted
Field of expertise
Media Affairs
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of entry on duty
Date of issue









OSCE Mission to Montenegro is looking for a National Programme Officer in Media Programme. 




Tasks and Responsibilities








The incumbent carries out the following programmatic duties:

• Assists the supervisor in assessing the capacity-building needs of media institutions in Montenegro regarding in particular their financial self-sustainability and mechanisms to safeguard editorial independence; 

• Performs research and compiles background material for the Mission’s information needs on the freedom of media situation in Montenegro;

• Develops and implement 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, final reports and evaluation;

• The incumbent engages actively (meets, communicates) with the target groups/ beneficiaries/ interlocutors in order to build key support for the 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 Montenegrin media focusing on freedom of the media issues. Liaises with other locally based media, including non-majority media, developing organizations and keeps regular contacts with the Public Broadcaster, Media Council for Self-Regulation and journalists’ associations representing media professionals.

• Analyses, screens, reviews and amends Media Programme's project ideas including budget breakdown proposals. Monitors the project status implementation in regard to budget, human resources and administration, and provides timely information reopen, project implementation and co-ordinates with programme managers to ensure that project deadlines are met;

• Interfaces with media representatives, international and non-governmental organisations, OSCE Secretariat's Department, OSCE Field Missions in the region, the Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media  and experts for the purpose of the project development and implementation;

• Advises and provides support to the Programme Manager on the project financial and budgetary issues and on determining forecast expenditures;

• Oversees the implementation of extra-budgetary project, as requested;

• Facilitates meetings, conferences, specialised trainings, roundtables, workshops and seminars;

• Drafts and/or reviews terms of reference for externally employed staff;

• Prepares periodic Analyses and Spot Reports relating to state of media in the country;

• Drafts and maintains official correspondence in both English and the local language, and compiles summaries of meetings and project activities.

• Performs other duties as required.




Necessary Qualifications








• Citizen or permanent resident of Montenegro.

• First-level university degree in Journalism and Communication, Political Science or Social Science

• Minimum of two years  professional experience with media and/or media organizations in project management

• Demonstrated analytical, organisational, planning and problem-solving skills. 

• Professional drafting, writing and summarising skills. 

• Flexibility to handle multiple priorities and diverse personalities. 

• Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft packages;

• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and in the local languages;

• Possession of a valid driving license. 




Required competencies








Core values

  • 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



Core competencies

  • 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




Remuneration Package








Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 1810 euro/month. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna health insurance scheme 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








If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application system.

Please note that offline applications submitted via email, fax, or mail will not be considered. The OSCE is an equal opportunity organization and encourages candidates from ethnic minorities. It is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the organization. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. If the selected candidate does not fully meet the requirements stated above, OSCE reserves the right to employ the person at a lower grade level.



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