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Senior Adviser


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Human Rights
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
Duty station
Prishtine / Pristina
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, international relations, public policy, law, international human rights law or other human rights related fields
  • Experience working with human rights, minority or gender issues
  • Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in drafting reports
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Advanced degree in a relevant field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • An advanced degree in law, human rights or a related field
  • International field work experience in human rights, non-discrimination or a related field
  • Proven experience in monitoring, reporting and/or policy-making/advocacy in the area of human rights or non-discrimination
  • Extensive knowledge of the main international human rights instruments
  • Experience in developing research methodologies and analysing information from diverse sources
  • Proven experience in project drafting and management
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Professional fluency in English language and capability of drafting reports under pressure and within short deadlines
  • 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
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgement
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited time frames, and
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Experience in teaching- and/or capacity building projects
  • International field work experience on governance issues
  • Knowledge of the regional political situation and legal system of the mission area
  • Previous work experience in the area of civil and political rights; economic, social and cultural rights and/or gender equality
  • Knowledge of the local languages or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Equality, Non-discrimination, and Anti-trafficking Section the Senior Adviser:

  1. Analyses the findings of mission-wide pro-active monitoring of institutions in Kosovo and the developments in the municipalities, the implementation and effective application of legislation, policies and procedures with respect to human rights;
  2. Assists in identifying human rights issues in general, analyses their implications and advises on departmental policies to achieve measured improvement in the performance of Kosovo institutions in respecting human rights;
  3. Drafts public and non-public reports on issues related to human rights and non-discrimination;
  4. Develops methodologies regarding pro-active monitoring of selected human rights issues in the field, in particular in the area of equal access to public services;
  5. Proposes, drafts and implements projects aimed at improving the implementation of human rights standards of public institutions and at increasing public awareness of human rights;
  6. Closely follows the development of human rights policies in Kosovo and follows up on recommendations made in thematic reporting;
  7. Supports the implementation of monitoring programmes throughout the Mission area by providing expertise, guidance and training on issues of human rights;
  8. Liaises and co-ordinates with other international organizations of relevance for the professional work;
  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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