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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
  • Demonstrated ability to ensure gender integration in project design and implementation
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • 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 communication skills
  • Strong drafting and presentation skills
  • Excellent command of standard office computer applications (including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to operate in a cross-cultural environment requiring flexibility, cultural sensitivity and judgment in local conditions and communities
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player


  • 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 Chief of the Analysis and Reporting Cell (ARC) of the Human Rights and Communities Department (HRCD), and the overall guidance of the Deputy Director of the HRCD, the incumbent will:

  1. Act as the focal point for project managers within the HRCD; Assess project proposals prepared by the Sections for programmatic content, coherence and consistency to the HRCD Programme and advise the Chief of ARC and the Directors accordingly;
  2. Ensure effectiveness and coordination in the planning, development and evaluation of the projects of the programmatic sections, and  propose corrective action to project managers and to the Directors, as needed;
  3. Work closely with the Department's Gender Focal Points and sections to integrate principles of gender equality and ensure gender mainstreaming within all HRCD projects;
  4. Act as focal point for co-operation with the Office of Central Co-ordination (OCC) to ensure effective operational management of projects:
  5. In co-operation with OCC, liaise with the project focal points in the Mission's other Departments/relevant Offices/Units during the planning, development and implementation phases to ensure co-ordination and complementarity of projects and activities;
  6. Facilitate project development, for unforeseen project initiatives, as required and deemed necessary, on an ad-hoc basis for the HRCD Programme;
  7. Support the Chief of ARC, the Department's sections and the Directors in analysing trends and needs deriving from reports produced by the HRCD in order to identify possible project initiatives or avenues of advocacy;
  8. Oversee the implementation of planned projects within the HRCD and inform the Directors accordingly about programmatic changes and project amendments, if required;
  9. Act - in co-operation with OCC - as focal point for technical training needs assessments in the Department;
  10. Prepare material on project review/briefings for the Senior Management of the HRCD;
  11. Ensure that project managers are aware of reporting requirements and deadlines, and coach project managers on how to prepare qualitative reports and evaluations within the Department;
  12. Represent the HRCD at internal Mission meetings of relevance to project managers;
  13. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of HRCD.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, please see


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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