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Senior Democratic Governance Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Skopje
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
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, 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:


Advanced degree in a relevant field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Extensive work experience in the field of democratic governance, with particular focus on areas such as: institution building of local and central governments, inter-community relations, conflict prevention, electoral assistance, political parties dialogue
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in all phases of the project management cycle
  • Excellent communication and networking skills
  • Proven ability to build constructive relationships and coordinate cooperation with external interlocutors including Government institutions, civil society organizations, donors and other international organizations
  • Ability to identify priorities for the Mission's work in key areas of the democratic governance programme
  • Ability to analyze complex issues, identify key aspects and present them in a clear and understandable manner
  • High degree of initiative and strong results-oriented work-style
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills, including preparation of analytical reports
  • 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
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and prioritize within limited time frames
  • Experience in working in an international environment
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written
  • Ability to operate windows applications including word processing and email


  • Sound managerial skills
  • Knowledge of the political environment of the host country
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Chief of the Democratic Governance Unit, the incumbent:

  1. Assists in the development of Mission's democratic governance programme and in its implementation through the design, supervision, reporting and evaluation of various  projects and activities;
  2. Follows and reports on developments in the field of democratic governance, in order to identify trends, priorities and/or challenges in the key areas of: institution building of local and central governments, inter-community relations, conflict prevention, electoral assistance, political parties dialogue;
  3. Provides relevant input, assists and advises Unit's staff and Chief of Democratic Governance Unit in the planning and implementation of related projects and interventions;
  4. Prepares background and briefing materials, input for various publications, analyses and research for internal and external use in response to the identified needs in the above mentioned areas of the Unit;
  5. Liaises and develops relations with relevant domestic stakeholders in the identification, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the Unit's programmatic activities;
  6. Liaises and co-ordinates activities with international partner organizations operating in the host country and national development agencies;
  7. Replaces the Chief of Democratic Governance Unit, when required;
  8. Perform other duties as assigned.

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.

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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