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2 March 2018
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
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:
Sound managerial and organizational skills, pro-activity, creativity and resourcefulness to generate complex policy interventions involving different governmental and political stakeholders;
Extensive work experience in the field of democratic governance, especially on public administration reform, institution building, equitable representation, transparency and accountability, community rights, etc.;
Sound knowledge of the political environment in the host country, the Ohrid Framework Agreement (OFA) and social and political dynamics connected with it;
In-depth knowledge and experience in all phases of the project management cycle;
Excellent communication and networking skills;
Proven ability to build constructive relations and coordinate cooperation with external interlocutors including Government institutions, civil society organizations, donors and other international organization;
Ability to identify priorities for the Mission’s work in key areas of democratic governance and inter-community relations and analyze complex issues, identify key aspects and present them in a clear and understandable manner;
High degree of initiative and strong result-oriented work-style;
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;
Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written;
Ability to operate windows applications including word processing and email;
Knowledge of at least one of the local languages or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Chief of the Democratic Governance and Social Cohesion Unit and the overall guidance of the Head of Human Dimension Department, the Senior Democratic Governance Officer:
Assisting in the planning and development of the Democratic Governance and Social Cohesion Unit and its activities in accordance with the Mission’s Mandate, the Human Dimension Department strategic objectives and the Ohrid Framework Agreement (OFA), and supervises their implementation;
Within the scope of her/his responsibilities implementing the outcomes and outputs of the relevant Unified Budget (UB) Project;
Compiling, updating, internalizing, briefing and following-up on developments in the field of democratic governance, social cohesion to identify trends, priorities and/or challenges in the key areas of Ohrid Framework Agreement (OFA) implementation;
Providing relevant analysis, background papers, researches and policy advice for internal and external use in response to the identified needs in the above mentioned areas of responsibility of the Unit and mandate-mainstreaming especially in relation to the implementation of the OFA;
Drafting speeches, talking points, status reports and various routine and ad hoc documents in his/her area of responsibility, including for the Chief of the DGSC Unit, Head of HD Department and other Mission senior staff upon request;
Responsible for drafting the UB project for approval. Responsible for the implementation and monitoring & evaluation of the approved Project and to provide inputs (as requested) to all phases of the UB cycle;
Liaising and maintaining good relations with the relevant interlocutors, government officials at local and central level, international organizations operating in the host country, civil society organizations and national development agencies;
Performing a supervisory role in the Democratic Governance team (section) of the Unit (up to seven national staff);
Performing other duties as assigned.
For more detailed information on the work of OSCE Mission to Skopje, please see www.osce.org/skopje
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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