22 November 2018
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty
1 January 2019
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:
Second level university degree in a relevant field
Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
Experience in the area of national minority issues, including at least two years at international level;
Excellent knowledge of international standards and best practices in the protection of national minorities, preferably including Roma inclusion issues;
Solid understanding of democratic development in post-conflict and multi-ethnic environments, with special focus on national minorities;
Experience in policy formulation, project/programme management and co-ordination with donors and implementing agencies;
Ability to operate windows applications including word processing and email;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
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;
Professional fluency in the English language.
Familiarity with political and historical developments in Serbia and/or South-Eastern Europe
Tasks and Responsibilities
* This vacancy notice is issued for a maternity leave replacement. The successful candidate will be seconded for a period of 1 (one) year with no possibility of extension.
The National Minorities Section of the Mission's Democratization Department works on strengthening Serbia's institutional framework regarding national minorities and the capacity of Serbia's institutions to ensure compliance with relevant OSCE commitments. Within this context and under the direct supervision of the Head of the Democratization Department, the successful candidate will be seconded for a period of 1 (one) year with no possibility of extension. The Senior Adviser on National Minorities will be responsible for:
Planning, developing and implementing the National Minorities Section's programme and projects in accordance with the Mission's mandate and Department's objectives;
Ensuring effective management, supervision and control of OSCE funds, including extra-budgetary funds related to the National Minorities Section's programme;
Advising the Head of the Department and the Mission management on the Mission's priorities, policies and interventions in the area of the Section's competencies, including through regular reporting and analysis;
Directing and guiding the implementation of the National Minorities Section's programme; establishing mechanisms for effective monitoring and self-evaluation of projects and activities;
Supervising reporting, analyses, publication and public outreach; delivering speeches, briefings and presentations; attending and representing the Section at various events;
Ensuring the Section's compliance with OSCE project and programmatic guidelines and the administrative regulatory framework;
Liaising and maintaining effective relations with the Section's interlocutors, government officials, international organizations, civil society representatives and national minority representatives, to ensure the best use of OSCE resources, compatibility of projects and a co-ordinated approach;
Ensuring that the protection of national minorities is synergetic with other interventions of the Mission; co-ordinating the work of the Section with other Sections/Departments in the Mission;
Supervising the work of two national staff;
Performing other duties as assigned.
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: https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/our-competency-model.
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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