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Senior Democratization Officer

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Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
VNKOSS01905
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Democratization
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
2
Duty station
Prishtine / Pristina and Mitrovice / Mitrovica
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:

Education:

Advanced degree in a relevant field

Experience:

Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

 
 
 
 
Mission Specific Requirements

*Senior Democratization Officer post in Regional Centre Prishtinë/Pristina will be vacant as of 19 April 2017.

Subject to approval of 2017 Unified Budget Post Table, the Senior Democratization Officer post in Regional Centre Mitrovicë/Mitrovica will be transferred from Democratization Department to Human Rights and Communities Department.

Additionally, this particular posts have specific requirements:

Mandatory:

 

  • Advanced university degree in political sciences, social sciences, international relations, public policy, law or equivalent professional experience
  • International field work experience in monitoring, reporting and policy-making
  • Proven experience in project cycle management
  • Knowledge of and solid experience in good governance principles and strong familiarity with the European Charter of Local Self Government
  • Knowledge of and solid experience in democratization issues (media, elections) and public participation in decision making, in particular with women, youth, and civil society
  • Staff management experience and team-building ability
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as team member, with persons of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited times frames
  • Professional fluency in English language skills and the capability of drafting documents under pressure and within short deadlines
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including Word processing and e-mail

Desirable:

  • Working knowledge of one or more local languages
  • Knowledge of the regional political situation and legal system of the mission area
  • Demonstrated negotiation and/or conflict resolution skills
 
 
 
 
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Regional Centre and the overall supervision of the Director of the Human Rights and Communities Department, the incumbent works within the Field Support Section. The Senior Democratization Officer:

1. Liaises with the management of the Regional Centre on all monitoring activities in the area of responsibility. Performs specific monitoring tasks in relation to local governance, media, elections, participation of women, youth and civil society and other issues assigned;

2. In close co-operation with his/her supervisor and the Democratization Department Chiefs of Sections and Senior Management, supervises programmatic staff in the Regional Centre as assigned;

3. Executes and supervises the implementation of projects in close cooperation with his/her supervisor and the Democratization Department Chiefs of Sections;

4. Compiles regular reports on democratization activities and submits those reports to the Director of the Regional Centre, to the Human Rights and Communities Department and Democratization Department Senior Management and to the relevant staff; drafts spot reports on request of the Director of the Regional Centre or Departments;

5. Ensures close co-ordination and co-operation with Headquarters, to ensure fair utilisation of capacities in the field; responds to requests of the Departments and ensures realization of tasking requested by programmatic Sections;

6. Facilitates the work of other professional and support staff in the Regional Centre (RC);

7. Performs other duties as assigned.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, please see: http://www.osce.org/mission-in-Kosovo

 
 
 
 

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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