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Senior Project Officer*


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Human Rights
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, international relations, public policy, law, international human rights law or other human rights related fields
  • Experience working with human rights, minority or gender issues
  • Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in drafting reports
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:


  • Extensive experience in project management including project design, implementation, reporting and evaluation
  • Knowledge of the Logical Framework approach for project management
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written
  • Strong analytical, organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work creatively and independently
  • Strong interpersonal, motivational and communicating skills
  • Strong drafting and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated facilitation and mentoring skills
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
  • 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
  • Ability to work independently


  • Experience in negotiation and mediation
  • Experience in working with community-based institutions and capacity-building programmes
  • Ability to operate ORACLE and Project Management software
  • Experience with budget management
  • Previous experience in field missions
  • Previous experience with human rights projects
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director of the Human Rights and Communities Department (HRCD), the incumbent :

  1. Acts as the focal point for project managers within the HRCD to assess project proposals prepared by the Department¿s Sections on programmatic content, coherence and consistency to the HRCD Programme and advises the Director accordingly;
  2. Acts as the focal point for the Office of Central Co-ordination (OCC) in the Mission and ensures effective operational management of projects through productive co-operation with the OCC and relevant Offices/Units within the Mission;
  3. Facilitates project development, for unforeseen project initiatives, as required and when deemed necessary, on an ad-hoc basis for the HRCD Programme;
  4. Oversees the implementation of planned projects within the HRC Department and informs the Director accordingly on programmatic changes and project amendments if required;
  5. Acts ¿ in co-operation with OCC ¿ as focal point for technical training needs assessment of the Department;
  6. Provides assistance to Department project managers in cooperation with other relevant Departments/Units in the Mission, in particular the OCC;
  7. Prepares materials on project review/briefings for the Senior Management of the HRC Department;
  8. Represents the HRC Department at internal Mission meetings of relevance to project managers;
  9. Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of HRC Department.

* 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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