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Senior Communities Adviser, Protection


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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 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, 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:


  • Advanced university degree in law, human rights, community rights, political science, international relations or equivalent professional experience
  • Extensive knowledge of international human and community rights standards and of the laws in Kosovo
  • Knowledge of the political environment of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, including mandate and structure of the international presence in Kosovo
  • Knowledge of the situation of non-Albanian communities in Kosovo
  • Experience in drafting and implementing projects
  • Ability to produce analytical and policy reports
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgement
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited time frames
  • 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
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
  • Professional fluency in the English language


  • Experience in negotiation/mediation
  • Knowledge of a local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the Mission area
  • Previous experience in field missions, preferably in South-Eastern Europe
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Communities Section, the Senior Communities Adviser, Protection:

  1. Is responsible for the development of methodologies regarding the proactive monitoring of institutions in Kosovo and developments in the municipalities, the implementation and effective application of legislation, policies and procedures with respect to communities' rights;
  2. Analyses the data collected during proactive monitoring programmes of institutions at all levels concerning non-Albanian communities' rights, and produces policy reports on relevant issues (including leading on the design and drafting process);
  3. Assists in identifying community protection related issues in general, analyzes their implications and provides the Chief with advice and recommendations for follow up;
  4. Contributes to the formulation of protection planning by proposing directives and planning of actions for immediate and long-range solutions;
  5. Assists in developing strategies to implement recommendations and policy decisions adopted in analytical reports, and monitors institutions implementation of these recommendations and decisions;
  6. Establishes and maintains contacts with representatives of non-Albanian community political parties and civil society;
  7. Assesses the implementation of the Council of Europe's Framework Convention on the Protection of National Minorities;
  8. Liaises with other international organizations, including the relevant bodies within the Council of Europe, the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR);
  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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