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Senior Planning Adviser


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
General Staff / Monitoring Functions
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:

  • Demonstrable organizational skills
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills and documented experience in negotiations
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Advanced education in a relevant field


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, preferably in public or business administration, programme or project management, public policy, international relations, political science or a related field;
  • Minimum 6 years of progressively responsible and relevant professional experience in the area of public sector programme and project management, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, in international organizations, field missions or non-governmental organization in transitional or developing countries;
  • Excellent communication (spoken, written and presentation) skills, including ability to tailor language, tone, style and format to match varying audiences and purposes. Ability to present sensitive issues and/or positions;
  • Good understanding of the mandate and work of the OSCE;
  • Excellent organizational skills, with ability to work under pressure and to manage, undertake and provide guidance for the completion of multiple tasks having extremely short timelines;
  • General ability and willingness to work as a team member and with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds and diverse political views while maintaining impartiality and objectivity with tact and diplomacy in dealing with both external persons and multinational staff;
  • Professional fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft applications.


  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Bosnia and Herzegovina would be an asset;
  • Working knowledge of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian is an advantage;
Tasks and Responsibilities

Specific duties include:

  • Coordinating the day-to-day activities of the Programme Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit. This includes all activities related to coordination of Mission strategic planning and supporting programme and project management;
  • Providing technical advice to senior management and programme staff on planning and monitoring and evaluation. Organizing and participating in periodic programme reviews, assisting in programmatic self-evaluation and performing targeted programmatic evaluations, lessons learnt exercises, etc. Ensuring that monitoring systems are properly designed and that data on programme implementation and analysis feed into programme planning;
  • Providing support to the Mission's programmatic sections and advising senior management in relation to project development and management for OSCE annual budget and extra-budgetary projects. This includes all non-financial aspects related to programme and project planning, design, implementation and evaluation and programme performance reporting;
  • Preparing programme status reports required for management, OSCE Secretariat and participating States;
  • Actively collaborating with the Policy and Planning Section's Senior Political Adviser to ensure that political and socio-economic data is taken into account in planning cycles.  Ensuring proper gender and youth mainstreaming in all aspects of the Mission's projects and activities, based on advice and input from the Gender Unit and the Mission's Youth Advisory Group;
  • Analyzing and evaluating data to ensure achievement of objectives and, in line with Head of Mission strategic direction, recommending corrective actions as necessary;
  • Suggesting and developing guidelines and tools that improve programme and project management, including through strengthening of internal communication, cooperation among programmatic staff, and identification of cross-cutting synergies among areas of work;
  • Actively seeking partnerships with counterparts in partner institutions for the identification of programme gaps and opportunities, sharing of information and best practices;
  • Performing other duties as required.

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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