Senior Programme Assistant

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  • Issued by: OSCE Mission in Kosovo
  • Requisition ID: PRO00001C
  • Contract Type: Short-term/Temporary Short-Term Monthly
  • Grade: G6
  • Job Level: General Services
  • Job Type: Contracted
  • Number of posts: 1
  • Location: OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Gjilan / Gnjilane
  • Posting Date: Jan 6, 2022
  • Closing Date: Jan 27, 2022
  • Target Start Date: Feb 1, 2022
  • Employee Status: Short-Term
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Education Level: High School Diploma / (GED)

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Under the overall supervision of the National Programme Officer, Property in the Regional Centre, and under the guidance, coordination and cooperation of  the Chief of the Property, Cultural Heritage, and Interfaith Dialogue Section (PCIS), the incumbent performs the following functions related to the  programmatic activities of the Department of Human Rights and Communities (DHRC) – and, in particular, of the PCIS - with representatives of local and  religious communities, municipal and regional structures, judicial and non-judicial human rights institutions, local bodies dealing with property rights, cultural heritage and inter-faith/dialogue related issues, representatives of international organisations, and any other relevant stakeholders:

  1. Assists in monitoring municipal as well as regional structures, judicial and non-judicial bodies dealing with property rights, cultural heritage  and inter-faith related issues, mechanisms and actors for compliance with human and property rights standards, including, inter alia,  gathering information, analysing the data, reporting on findings, making recommendations, assessing the results of the reports and  suggesting remedies, developing and implementing projects and trainings to improve compliance with international human rights and  property rights standards and proposing activities in any of the following areas: property rights, cultural heritage, freedom of religion and inter-faith dialogue, judicial and non-judicial institutions dealing with property rights and cultural heritage; supports regional or local institutions,  bodies, mechanisms, and actors, through monitoring, reporting and advising on applicable human rights and property rights standards;
  2. Supports in the organization of training courses/activities to enhance awareness of applicable human rights and property rights and cultural  heritage standards for regional or local institutions and on available judicial and non-judicial mechanisms in these fields; supports the  organization of activities on freedom of thought, conscience and religion related matters and inter-faith dialogue falling within the  programmatic goals of DHRC;
  3. Performs research and compiles background material on major programmatic topics, assists in the organization of meetings (identifies  participants and provides logistics support) involving local representatives and members of international organizations to discuss issues  pertaining to the respect and promotion of matters related to property rights, cultural heritage, freedom of religion and inter-faith dialogue,  judicial and non-judicial institutions dealing with property rights and cultural heritage; writes summaries and reports on the topics discussed;
  4. Provides interpretation during meetings or interviews and translation of documents and correspondence from local languages to English and  vice versa;
  5. Implements allocated projects designed and planned by DHRC and, in particular, by the PCIS; provides regular feedback on the various  stages of implementation of project activities; summarizes evaluation results and submits suggestions for follow-up/improvement following  the conclusion of projects;
  6. Establishes and maintains regular contacts with employees of local and regional structures and communities representatives, religious  communities, judicial and non-judicial human rights institutions, local bodies dealing with property rights, cultural heritage, freedom of religion  and inter-faith dialogue related matters to ensure an effective dialogue for the purpose of identifying issues requiring the special attention and support of OMIK. Writes reports on these meetings;
  7. Performs other duties as required.

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

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Completed secondary education supplemented by formal studies preferably in the field of Law, Political Science, Human Rights,  Communities’ Rights or related field
  • Minimum 6 years working experience with international agencies, municipal/regional structures and organizations, preferably in the protection  or promotion of human rights or communities rights on any of the issues related to property rights, cultural heritage, freedom of  religion, inter-faith dialogue, judicial and non-judicial institutions dealing with property rights and cultural heritage
  • Established skills in drafting reports, advocacy, and project management
  • Computer literate with practical experience with Microsoft packages
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and local languages
  • 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;

Remuneration Package:

Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 1246.67 Euro/month. Social benefits will include participation in the OSCE Group Insurance  Plan (Health, Life, Accidental Disability and Temporary Incapacity Insurance). Appointments are normally made at step 1 of  the applicable OSCE salary scale.

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

Applicants are encouraged to use the online recruitment and only fully completed OSCE applications will be accepted. However, if you have  technical difficulties with the system you may use the offline application form found under and forward the completed form quoting the vacancy number by e-mail to: Kindly note that  applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form or in languages other than the English  language would not be considered.

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.

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.


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