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Senior Political Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Political Affairs
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
Duty station
Prishtine / Pristina
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 international studies, public policy, political science or law or related fields
  • Diplomatic experience or experience working in political affairs with international organizations or governments
  • Experience in preparing analytical reports
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills
  • Knowledge of regional political history and developments
  • Diplomatic and negotiating skills
  • Some knowledge of the OSCE principles and commitments
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:



  • Experience in political analysis and/or reporting
  • Previous experience in a liaison function
  • Experience in policy planning and advising
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • 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 with limited time frames
  • Ability to operate computer applications, including word processing and e-mail



  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area
  • Previous international work experience and/or experience in field missions
  • Working experience in one or more of the main functional areas of the Mission's mandate, preferably in an international environment
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Office of Political Affairs, the Senior Political Officer:


  1. Provides political and policy advice to the Head of the Office of Political Affairs, the Head of Mission and the Deputy Head of Mission, including drafting policy/position papers and briefing materials as required;
  2. Drafts reports to OSCE Secretariat, including daily, weekly, background and spot reports as required;
  3. Contributes to the formulation and monitoring of policy planning and programming process as required;
  4. Keeps abreast of and analyses political and institutional developments;
  5. Liaises with international and local actors;
  6. Accompanies the Head of Mission or Deputy Head of Mission on official related business to OSCE institutions, bilateral and multilateral meetings/conferences inside and outside the Mission area; represents the Mission in meetings with other international partners;
  7. Oversees and co-ordinates the implementation of the Mission policy and programmes with Departments and OSCE (Field) Offices within the assigned area of responsibility;
  8. Performs other duties as required.

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.
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