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Senior Programme Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
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 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 degree in a relevant field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • At least four years of working experience with democratic governmental structures at the local level and/or in development work with local government structures in transitional countries, preferably in South Eastern Europe
  • Demonstrated knowledge of inter-governmental fiscal processes, especially in relation to municipal financial management processes
  • Sound project development and management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to write analytical reports and make public presentations
  • Knowledge of principles and standards of democratic self-governance at municipal level as defined in the "European Charter of Local Self-Government" by the Council of Europe
  • 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
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Experience in negotiation/mediation
  • Knowledge of the local languages or most common lingua franca
  • Knowledge of the regional political situation
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Local Governance Section, the Senior Programme Officer:

  1. Assists in formulating policy on issues pertaining to local good governance;
  2. Monitors, analyses and reports on a broad range of local good governance issues in Kosovo, and takes an active part in the improvement of local governance;
  3. Provides rapid analysis on issues that arise in the field and follows up with recommendations internally or with responsible external stakeholders;
  4. Maintains close co-operation with international and local counterparts to achieve good governance and decentralization objectives;
  5. Informs and advises the Department about the situation of local governance in Kosovo;
  6. Provides expertise and guidance on issues of municipal governance to the Municipal Teams, assisting them to improve municipal compliance with the principles of good governance;
  7. Provides guidelines to the Municipal Teams in the effective monitoring of Kosovo municipalities on local financial management;
  8. Develops and implements capacity development programmes and writes analytical reports;
  9. Develops, manages and implements Kosovo wide projects in accordance with programmatic priorities, in particular with respect to inter-governmental fiscal relations;
  10. Contributes to the development of departmental policies to achieve measured improvement in the performance of Kosovo municipalities, in particular in respect to inter-governmental fiscal relations;
  11. Contributes both to regular reporting mechanisms and to periodical analytical reports of the Department;
  12. 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.




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