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Senior Communities Policy 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
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, human and community rights, or equivalent professional experience
  • Extensive knowledge of international human and community rights standards and the legal framework in Kosovo
  • Knowledge of the applicable standards related to the return of refugees and displaced persons
  • Sound experience in developing research methodologies and analysing information from field sources as well as producing quality reports
  • Sound experience in project development and project cycle management
  • Ability to design and implement a strategy for community participation
  • Ability to produce analytical reports
  • Knowledge of the political setting of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, including the mandate and structure of the international presence in Kosovo
  • Experience in undertaking policy and advocacy activities, particularly those targeting central-level stakeholders
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgement
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a team member, 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



  • 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 Division, the Senior Communities Policy Adviser:

  1. Analyses the findings of proactive monitoring of institutions in Kosovo and the developments in the municipalities, the implementation and effective application of legislation, policies and procedures with respect to community rights and policies;
  2. Identifies community-related issues, analyses their implications and advises on departmental policies to achieve measured improvement in the performance of the institutions in Kosovo in respecting community rights and policies. Follows up on the implementation of recommendations and policy decisions adopted;
  3. Supports the implementation of monitoring programmes throughout the OSCE Mission in Kosovo by providing expertise and guidance on issues of community rights and policies;
  4. Plans and drafts reports related to community rights;
  5. Drafts, implements and evaluates projects related to community rights;
  6. When requested, advises the institutions on matters related to community rights and policies;
  7. Establishes and maintains contacts with representatives of non-Albanian community political parties and civil society. Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of the community rights' situation in Kosovo and the region;
  8. Facilitates dialogue between non-Albanian community representatives and relevant local institutions;
  9. Contributes to the creation and development of a long-term strategy of designing mechanisms to increase communities' public participation in Kosovo;
  10. Liaises with other international organizations, including the relevant bodies within the Council of Europe, the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities and OSCE/Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR);
  11. 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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