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Project Co-ordination Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
General Staff / Monitoring Functions
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:

  • Demonstrable organizational skills
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills and documented experience in negotiations
  • Depending on the field activity's mandate, significant prior experience in relevant fields such as international customs practices and procedures, law enforcement, and military observations and arms control may also be required
  • Negotiating experience, preferably in the area of monitoring operations and/or related activities
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:


  • Solid understanding of project management terms (results-based planning and the logical framework matrix) and proven experience in project proposal writing for donor funding (experience in project implementation, monitoring and evaluation an asset)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently, and to participate effectively in a team-based information sharing environment
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
  • 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


  • Understanding of the political situation and developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Understanding of some of the key thematic areas of Mission¿s work, e.g. human rights, rule of law, governance, education
Tasks and Responsibilities

The Human Dimension Department (HDD) of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina works in five broad programmatic areas covering human rights, rule of law, democratic governance, education and gender as a cross-cutting issue. The Programme Co-ordination Unit (PCU) is a co-ordination cell within the Information and Co-ordination Section that provides guidance to Programme and Project Managers on the development, monitoring and evaluation of HDD programmatic projects. The PCU, in consultation with HDD Management, co-ordinates and manages departmental planning (strategic, unified budget, project and field office level) and implementation processes in an innovative, timely and accurate manner through centralized oversight mechanisms. The PCU is also responsible for processing of Budget Requests, ensuring coherence of programme implementation, provision of policy advice and monitoring and evaluation of all Departmental activities. Under the supervision of the Senior Information and Co-ordination Officer, the project Co-ordination Officer is performing the following duties:

  1. Co-ordinates HDD planning processes - unified budget documents, field office and quarterly planning - through elaboration of templates, guidelines and timelines;
  2. Provides expert assistance to HDD members in the development and review of project proposals on various programmatic topics, ensuring their coherence with Departmental and Mission objectives and priorities;
  3. Ensures compliance of HDD project proposals and project reporting documents with the OSCE Project Management methodology through advice and constant coaching of staff;
  4. Coordinates all aspects of extra-budgetary project development and quarterly reporting;
  5. Processes Budget Requests in co-ordination with HDD Management and ensuring compliance of these documents with project documents, Field Office plans and HDD objectives, as well as their adherence to the detailed set of guidelines for the submission of Budget Requests;
  6. Develops innovative solutions for further harmonization and standardization of planning processes throughout the Department, in particular alignment of unified budget and project cycles;
  7. Provides data analysis and information on project implementation on the request of the senior management;
  8. Supervises one staff member;
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.

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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