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Programme Officer, Governance


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Functional level
Number of posts
Duty station
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, social sciences, international relations, public policy, law or equivalent professional experience
  • Work experience in either public administration, relevant international organizations, civic associations (including NGOs), political parties/affairs, or economic and political development
  • Demonstrable organizational, communication, analytical and interpersonal skills
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:



  • Experience in political analysis, including the production of reports, verbal and written briefings
  • Understanding of the political situation, political system and governance issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the barriers to democratic progress
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment
  • Professional fluency in the English language, as well as excellent drafting skills
  • 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
  • Excellent organisational 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 e-mail
  • Valid driving license and willingness to self-drive.
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Head Governance Development and Support Section, the incumbent will be responsible for providing day-to-day programmatic support aiming at strengthening good governance standards on the local and cantonal level of government. The Programme Officer, Governance will contribute to the development of the regional governance programme component. This includes providing input to the design of the cantonal governance programme component, developing and monitoring the implementation of selected pilot initiatives. Specific duties include:


  1. Contributes to developing the cantonal governance programme component and will be responsible for designing the concept of the cantonal governance support programme component in accordance with the governance development and support strategy;
  2. Identifies cantonal governance issues, and the capacity to undertake cantonal governance strengthening initiatives;
  3. Develops, monitors and reviews the implementation of selected pilot initiatives;
  4. Ensures that there is a consistent approach across all cantonal governance initiatives through commonality in approach and dissemination of good practices;
  5. Prepares analytical progress reports, action oriented summaries and background papers on selected issues related to local and cantonal governance; contributes to regular reporting of the Governance Development and Support Section;
  6. Provides timely and accurate advice to the Head Governance Development and Support Section on selected governance matters relevant to the development, implementation and future planning of the Governance Development and Support Section the through routine reporting, spot reports and thematic assessments;
  7. Performs any 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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