Deputy Director

Pristina, Kosovo
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
Type of contract:

Deputy Director

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Application closing date: 5 April 2018

General Minimum Requirements

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

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 education in political sciences, international relations, public policy, law, international human rights law or other human rights related fields;
  • Working exprience 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:


Second-level university education in relevant field. Advanced degree in a management discipline would be an asset.


Minimum 10 years relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 5 years at the management level relevant to the actual position.

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Second-level university education in a related field;
  • Significant management and supervisory experience;
  • Demonstrated sound knowledge and working experience in human rights, rule of law, and/or non-majority community programmes;
  • Experience in quality control of programmes;
  • Experience in preparing analytical reports;
  • Professional fluency in the English language;
  • 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;
  • Demonstrated gender and cultural sensitivity and judgement to local conditions and communities;
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail; and,
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames.


  • Knowledge of local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area; – Education in and experience with continental European legal system;
  • Knowledge of regional political history and developments; and/or,
  • Knowledge of OSCE principles, commitments and OSCE monitoring.

Tasks and Responsibilities

The Deputy Director is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the Department’s activities and to assist the Director to ensure the overall effective management of the Department. Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Department of Human and Communities the incumbent will be tasked with the following duties:

1. Assisting the Director in co-ordination of departmental policy, programme and budget planning;

2. Assisting the Director in the implementation of departmental programmes by monitoring the overall performance of the department, analyzing strengths and weaknesses, and proposing necessary improvements, including means to strengthen gender mainstreaming within budgetary and non-budgetary activities of the Department;

3. Ensuring that activities and communication between the Department’s field and headquarters’ staff are co- ordinated, and advising the Director on all activities undertaken within the Department;

4. Being responsible for consistently transmitting Departmental policy to the field, addressing issues of co-operation between the Department and OSCE Regional Centres;

5. Assisting the Director in determining staffing requirements and personnel issues; assisting the Director in the co- ordination of Mission activities in Headquarters and maintaining close contact with other departments to help ensure effective co-operation;

6. Establishing working relations with external partners including local and international NGOs, other international organizations working in the field of human rights, decentralization and communities and with representatives of Kosovo’s institutions;

7. Serving as Acting Director of the Department for Human Rights and Communities during the Director’s absence; 8. Performing other duties as assigned.

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.

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