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Senior Good Governance Officer* (short term assignment)


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Skopje
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Functional level
Middle management
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 education/certified training course in a relevant field desirable


Minimum 6 years of relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 3 years at the management level relevant to the actual position

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Advanced university degree in political sciences, social sciences, international relations, public policy, law or equivalent professional experience
  • Previous experience of working in a programmatic/strategic planning role
  • Extended experience in the fields of good governance, public administration and local government, democratisation and education reform
  • Long-standing experience in project management in related field and coordination of donors and implementing agencies
  • Strong managerial skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds, with all staff members of the Unit and with the Unit's interlocutors and governmental counterparts
  • 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
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgement
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
  • Professional fluency in English language


  • Knowledge of political environment of the FYR of Macedonia
  • Experience in mission work or field work


Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Head of Mission (DHoM) and the Head of the Good Governance Department, the Senior Good Governance Officer:

1. Serves as Acting Head of Good Governance in absence of the Head of Good Governance, and holds second tier supervisory responsibility for the entire department;

2. Advises the Head of Department on the internal operations in the Department, oversees all staffing/personnel matters and operating procedures, including recruitment, deployment, internal Department structures, job descriptions, training and professional development;

3. Supervises tasking from the Head of Department, ensures the proper flow of information and undertakes coordination among the Public Administration, Election/Democratisation and Education Reform teams at policy level;

4. Advises the Head of Department on strategic planning, human resources management and budget allocation, ensures the Department' compliance with the OSCE project guidelines;

5. Ensures the Department's compliance with Administrative Instructions, Organisational Directives, and Staff Instructions;

6. Liaises with international organisations, government officials, other Mission Departments and civil society actors and makes sure the projects run by the OSCE are not overlapping with the ones run by other international organizations;

7.  Performs other duties as assigned.


* Note: Please note that the assignment will cover the period from 15 September until 29 December 2011. Timely deployment is crucial.


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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