Skip to main content


Senior Media Adviser


You can not apply to this vacancy anymore.
Sorry, the application deadline for this vacancy has expired.

Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Media Affairs
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
Duty station
Prishtine / Pristina
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 journalism, international relations or related field, communications, public relations, media studies or professional certification in journalism, public relations or media technology
  • Experience in working in or with the media or in public relations, particularly in gathering, organizing, editing and disseminating information
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills, including the ability to prepare news- related documents and public presentations in simple, clear language for a broad non-diplomatic audience
  • Good 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:


  • Advanced degree in international affairs, media affairs or related field; alternatively extensive experience in media affairs on a senior level or extensive experience in development work with media in transition countries
  • Proven track record in media development in transitional countries, particularly on freedom of media issues
  • Proven ability to work with a wide variety of media actors, to include civil society groups and professional associations
  • Excellent analytical and drafting skills
  • Experience in drafting and managing projects in a development context
  • Knowledge of the political environment relevant to the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, OSCE principles and commitments and mandate and structure of the international community present in Kosovo
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgement
  • 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
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • Advanced skills in operating windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Knowledge of the local languages or most common lingua franca in the mission area
  • Previous experience in OSCE field missions, preferably in South Eastern Europe
  • Negotiation and/or mediation experience
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Media Section, the Senior Media Adviser:

  1. Develops, drafts and implements projects, taking overall responsibility for those projects assigned to him/her; ensures that the projects are successfully implemented in accordance with its objectives throughout the project cycle, including designing action plans, budgets, implementation plans, final reports and evaluation;
  2. Provides advice at a strengthened media watchdog role and a strengthened role for media in the area of civil society;
  3. Provides advice on further development of media including non-Albanian media and media in northern Kosovo;
  4. Provides advice to professional associations of journalists and other media and civil society watchdogs;
  5. Provides capacity building in support of key partner institutions in the form of training, coaching and mentoring;
  6. Provides advice on best international and European practices regarding media legislation and development;
  7. Provides policy advice to the section on all media related issues;
  8. Provides relevant written and verbal communication, such as: quarterly analytical reports, presentations, briefing notes, inputs to various mission tasks, etc;
  9. Liaises with international stakeholders as well as regional media institutions;
  10. 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.




You can not apply to this vacancy anymore.
Sorry, the application deadline for this vacancy has expired.