29 March 2018
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty
1 May 2018
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:
First-level university degree in international studies, public policy, political science or law or related fields
Diplomatic experience or experience working in political affairs with international organizations or governments
Experience in preparing analytical reports
Excellent communication and drafting skills
Knowledge of regional political history and developments
Diplomatic and negotiating skills
Some knowledge of the OSCE principles and commitments
Level of Professional Competence Requirements
Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:
First-level university degree in a relevant field
Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
Professional experience in the field of governance, public administration, political affairs, economics, democratization and/or rule of law;
Experience in political analysis and reporting, and in dealing with sensitive political situations and issues;
Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written;
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;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames;
Willingness to travel frequently;
Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail.
Knowledge and understanding of the regional political developments;
Previous international work experience and/or experience in field missions in South-Eastern Europe;
Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Head of Mission (HoM) and direct supervision of the Deputy Head of Mission (DHoM), the Project Manager manages the Mission's presence in Novi Pazar and acts as the focal point for political reporting and programme co-ordination in South-West Serbia. This position requires frequent travelling within the region. In particular, the Project Manager is responsible for:
Maintaining close contact with local authorities in Novi Pazar and other municipalities in South-West Serbia, as well as representatives of central authorities in the region;
Assisting local authorities in identifying their needs and priorities and communicating them to the OSCE and other international organizations;
Monitoring, assessing and analyzing the political, security, and economic climate in the region through frequent meetings with all relevant local actors, such as municipality officials, representatives of political parties active in the region, civil society, media outlets, international and religious community representatives, and others, requiring frequent travel throughout the six municipalities in the region;
Establishing and maintaining close working relationships with local counterparts, as well as with international, governmental and non-governmental actors;
Supervising the implementation of local projects undertaken in support of OSCE principles and ensures proper reporting;
Liaising closely with relevant Mission staff and providing expertise and support to the Mission's departments in carrying out activities;
Developing communication and information-sharing mechanisms both internally and with representatives of interested diplomatic missions in Belgrade through written submissions and oral briefing sessions;
Managing the OSCE facility in Novi Pazar and supervising two national mission members;
Performing other duties as required.
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Mission to Serbia, please see www.osce.org/serbia.
The OSCE subscribes to the following core values: Commitment, Diversity, Integrity and Accountability. It seeks to foster the following core competencies in all its staff: Communication, Collaboration, Analysis and Decision-Making, Planning, Initiative-Taking and Flexibility. It further promotes the following managerial competencies for posts with managerial responsibilities: Leadership, Strategic Thinking and Managing Performance. Candidates are therefore encouraged to familiarize themselves with these principles by studying the OSCE Competency Model available at: http://www.osce.org/employment/144466.
The OSCE retains the discretion to cancel the recruitment, to re-advertise the vacancy, to offer an assignment at a lower level or to offer an assignment with modified tasks and responsibilities or for a different duration.
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. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply
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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