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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 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:

  • Experience in election administration, supervision or voter registration
  • Good understanding of basic legal documents (constitutions, election laws and regulations)
  • Good understanding of various electoral and political systems
  • Experience in liaising with government agencies and NGOs
  • Experience in management or supervision of subordinate staff
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and in a difficult and politically sensitive environment
  • Negotiating and diplomatic 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:


  • Solid knowledge of international and OSCE democratic election standards and principles
  • Previous international work experience with election processes, in particular advising on the technical and operational aspects of implementation of election modalities
  • Previous international work experience with civil society organizations oversight of electoral framework
  • Experience in supporting electoral change processes and facilitating sustainable election systems and its administration
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • 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 timeframes
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


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

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Elections Section, Democratization Department, the incumbent:

  1. Provides technical and operational advice and analysis on issues related to monitoring/supporting electoral management bodies and support to civil society;
  2. Advises, develops, and implements projects aimed at supporting cross-cutting issues on electoral processes;
  3. Provides technical advice in regards to implementation of election procedures based on compliance with international standards and international best practice;
  4. Supports development and maintenance of a monitoring system of activities;
  5. Prepares analysis, reports, and recommendations on technical and operational aspects of programmatic work;
  6. Proposes relevant concepts, designs, and drafts Section project proposals;
  7. Oversees the implementation and responsible for monitoring and reporting on assigned activities;
  8. Co-operates and coordinates projects and activities with international partners;
  9. Represents the Section in meetings, seminars and/or conferences;
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

* Please note that this position is subject to 2015 Unified Budget approval.


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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