Senior Programme Officer, Prishtine / Pristina, Kosovo

Organization: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Country: Kosovo

City: Prishtinë/Pritina, Kosovo

Office: OSCE Prishtine

Closing date: Thursday, 4 March 2021

Issued by: OSCE Mission in Kosovo

Vacancy number: VNKOSS02314

Vacancy type: International Seconded

Field of expertise: Democratization

Functional level: Senior professional

Number of posts: 1

Duty station: Prishtine / Pristina

Date of issue: 11 February 2021

Deadline for application: 4 March 2021 - 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:

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 degree in political sciences, social sciences, international relations, public policy, law or equivalent professional experience


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


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 mission;
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Project management experience;
Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
Professional fluency in English language, both oral and written;
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 within limited time frames; and

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 Public Participation Section, Democratization Department, should you be the selected candidate, you will be responsible for:

Providing advice and analysis on issues related to civil society, women, non-majority community participation and especially youth, as a component of democratic governance and recommending interventions to the Section; Advising on, developing, and implementing projects aimed at supporting cross-cutting issues on civil society, women, non-majority community participation and especially youth; Assisting in the development and implementation of the Department’s cross-cutting themes of civil society, women, non-majority communities‘ participation, and especially youth; Establishing and maintaining regular contact with civil society organizations, women’s caucuses, youth groups and non-majority community representatives; Co-ordinating with and advising Public Participation Section field support staff on issues related to civil society, youth, women and non-majority community participation; Conducting research and delivering recommendations on public participation for the Section and the Department accordingly; Drafting reports and recommendations based on information provided by the Section and the field; Co-operating and co-ordinating project and activities with international partners; Participating in the Department’s and Section’s policy making processes; Representing the Section in meetings, seminars and/or conferences; Performing other duties as assigned.

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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 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 well in advance of the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered. The OSCE can only process Secondment applications that have been nominated by participating States. For queries relating to your application, please refer to the respective delegation as listed here: //">https: //