7 November 2017
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty
1 February 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:
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 applied law 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;
Cultural sensitivity and judgement;
Ability to produce analytical reports;
Experience in drafting and implementing projects;
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; and
Proficient knowledge of the English language.
Political knowledge/experience of/in the region;
Experience in negotiation/mediation;
Knowledge of a local language or most common lingua franca;
Previous experience in field missions, preferably in South-Eastern Europe.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Communities Section, the incumbent:
Is responsible for the developing methodologies regarding the proactive monitoring of the implementation of non-majority communities’ rights as well as the access of persons belonging to non-Albanian communities to public services;
Analysing the data collected during proactive monitoring programmes of Kosovo’s institutions at all levels concerning non-Albanian communities’ rights including returns;
Assisting in identifying community protection related issues in general, analyzes their implications and provides the Chief with advice and recommendations for follow up;
Contributing to the formulation of protection planning by proposing directives and planning of actions for immediate and long-range solutions;
Assisting in developing strategies to implement recommendations and policy decisions adopted in analytical reports, and monitoring institutions implementation of these recommendations and decisions;
Establishing and maintaining contacts with representatives of non-Albanian community political parties and civil society;
Assessesing the implementation of the Council of Europe’s Framework Convention on the Protection of National Minorities;
Liaising with other international organisations, including the relevant bodies within the Council of Europe, the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities and OSCE/ODIHR; and
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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