24 June 2020
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
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:
Second-level university degree 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:
Second-level university degree in a relevant field
Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
Six years of working experience with democratic governmental structures at the local level and/or in development work with local government structures in transitional environments, including international human rights and good governance standards and principles;
Sound 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;
Substantial experience in design and implementation of capacity building programmes in the field of local good governance and civil society engagement and co-operation with local government structures;
Demonstrated project management and programme development experience;
Demonstrated knowledge of legal compliance at the local level and experience in drafting and/or reviewing legislation;
Strong analytical and drafting skills and ability to take into account various policy implications, identify strategic priorities in the field of local governance, and provide expert legal and programing advice;
Demonstrated ability to write analytical reports and make public presentations;
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;
Very good communication skills;
Reliability and initiative;
Strong problem solving skills;
Cultural sensitivity and judgement;
Professional fluency in the English language;
Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited time frames;
Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and email.
Experience in negotiation/mediation;
Knowledge of the regional political situation and the legal system in the Mission area.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Democratization Officer and the overall supervision of the Regional Centre Director, the Senior Programme Officer will be tasked with:
Co-operating with and supporting the Governance Section / Democratization Department in the identification, design, implementation and evaluation of governance projects / activities in northern municipalities in accordance with programmatic priorities, in particular with respect to municipal accountability, transparency, outreach, inter-municipal co-operation and civil society co-operation;
Developing and implementing capacity development projects in co-operation with the Field Support Sections National Programme Officer;
Ensuring close communication and co-operation with the Governance Section throughout the project cycle process;
Identifying projects in cooperation with other Mission departments and sections;
In co-ordination with Regional Centre Mitrovic/Mitrovica senior management, liaising with local institutions, organizations, and international stakeholders to co-ordinate programmatic activities of the Field Support Section and the Governance Section in the four northern municipalities;
Assisting in formulating policies on issues pertaining to local good governance, in particular as it pertains to the four northern municipalities;
Monitoring, analysing and reporting on a broad range of local good governance issues in Kosovo, with a focus on the four northern municipalities, and takes an active part in the improvement of local good governance through policy and programmatic advice in accordance with international standards;
Providing support in the review of policies in the area of local governance (in northern Kosovo) for compliance with human rights, and international good governance standards and principles;
Contributing both to regular reporting mechanisms and to periodical analytical reports;
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. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.
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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