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Senior Programme Officer*

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Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
VNKOSS01568
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Democratization
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
2
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 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:

Education:

Advanced degree in a relevant field

Experience:

Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

 
 
 
 
Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:

Mandatory:

  • Previous relevant work experience on issues relating to civil society, women, youth and non-majority community participation as a component of democratic governance preferably in international environment, and/or experience in field missions
  • Project management experience
  • Experience in drafting reports
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • 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 judgement
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area
  • Negotiation/mediation experience
 
 
 
 
Tasks and Responsibilities

The Public Participation Section is a newly proposed structure that is subject to the 2014 Unified Budget approval.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Public Participation Section (Democratization Department), the Senior Programme Officer:

  1. Provides advice and analysis on issues related to civil society, youth, women and non-majority participation as a component of democratic governance and recommends interventions to the Section;
  2. Advises on, develops, and implements projects aimed at supporting cross-cutting issues on civil society, youth, women and non-majority public participation;
  3. Assists in the development and implementation of the Department's cross-cutting themes of civil society, youth, women and non-majority communities' participation;
  4. Establishes and maintains regular contact with civil society organizations, women's caucuses, youth action councils and non-majority community representatives;
  5. Co-ordinates with and advises the field on issues related to civil society, youth, women and non-majority participation;
  6. Conducts researches and delivers recommendations on public participation for the Section and the Department accordingly;
  7. Drafts reports and recommendations based on information provided by the Section and the field;
  8. Co-operates and co-ordinates projects and activities with international partners;
  9. Participates in the Department's and Section's policy making process;
  10. Represents the Section in meetings, seminars and/or conferences;
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

* Please note that this position is subject to the 2014 Unified Budget approval

 
 
 
 

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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