Project Officer (NP1), OSCE Presence in Albania, Tirana

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

Country: Albania

City: Tirana, Albania

Office: OSCE Tirana

Closing date: Tuesday, 13 July 2021


A vacancy for a short-term appointment has arisen in the OSCE Presence in Albania for a Project Officer (NP1) from 15 August 2021 until 31 December 2021. The Project Officer will work in the framework of the Extra-Budgetary Project "Youth in Focus II: Promoting the role of Youth in Peace and Security in Albania".

The incumbent is based at the OSCE Presence in Albania, within the Democratization Department, and is supervised by of the Head of Democratization Department.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The Project Officer will primarily be responsible for planning, scheduling, implementing, monitoring and reporting on all project activities from the narrative and financial angle, for supervising the logistics of the project, as well as for co-ordination and outreach with donors and partners, to ensure that project activities take place as scheduled in coordination with all relevant partners.

Under the supervision of the Head of Democratization Department, the Project Officer will perform the following tasks: 1. Prepares schedules and coordinates projects‘ activities, experts and partners in relation to all project tasks, coordinates and cooperates with project assistant(s), develops and implements work plans, timelines on activities as planned in project and proposes corrective actions and changes as needed. 2. Plans and follows the expenditures of the project and provides financial and narrative reports, addresses with the Presence comments and requests for information as indicated by the donor 3. Monitors all project activities and provides regular reporting, input for the promotion of the project and feedback to the Presence 4. Plans, facilitates, and conducts meetings and trainings according to the activities planned in project individuals, institutions and other interested organizations in the framework of the project activities 5. Measures, evaluates, and communicates project performance, consults with Presence and provides problem - solving assistance on matters related to project and activities 6. Facilitates public relations and communications between beneficiaries and project on the project implementation 7. Performs other duties as needed

Necessary Qualifications:

University degree in public administration, law, political science, business management, project management, public finances, human rights, EU integration, or social sciences.

A minimum of three years in project management for international organisations.

Experience in monitoring and implementing budgets and on reporting for international donors.

Experience in previous youth-related work and good knowledge of institutional actors and youth actors in Albania would be a plus.

The incumbent should be computer literate with good command on the use of Excel, Word, and social media;
Professional fluency in English with excellent communication (both oral and written) skills;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
Ability and willingness to work as a member of team, with people of different cultural, and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
Tags business management democratization gender perspective human rights logistics monitoring and reporting peace and security political science project implementation project management public administration public finance public relations social sciences trainings

Computer literate with practical experience using Microsoft applications.

Remuneration Package:

According to the fixed OSCE salary scale, the monthly remuneration for G5 is approximately 1,654 EURO, subject to National Social Security as per Albanian Law. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation.

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

Only those candidates who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.

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The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.

Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see Please note that for this position the OSCE does not reimburse expenses such as travel in connection with interviews, tests, visas and relocation.

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.

Additional Information

Requisition ID: CIV000007

Contract Type: Short-term/Temporary Short-Term Monthly

Grade: NP1

Location: OSCE Presence in Albania, Tirana

Posting Date: Jun 22, 2021

External Closing Date: Jul 13, 2021

Job Type: Contracted

Job Level: Professional

Employee Status: Short-Term

Schedule: Full-time

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