Senior Programme Officer

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  • Issued by: OSCE Mission in Kosovo
  • Requisition ID: PUB000008
  • Contract Type: Short-term/Temporary Short-Term Monthly
  • Grade: S2
  • Job Level: Senior Professional
  • Job Type: Contracted
  • Number of posts: 1
  • Location: OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Prishtine / Pristina
  • Posting Date: Nov 16, 2021
  • Closing Date: Nov 29, 2021
  • Employee Status: Short-Term
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (First-level university degree or equivalent)

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

In addition, working in this field of expertise requires:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in project management cycle;
  • Proven experience in monitoring, reporting, advocacy and capacity-building with civil society, youth, women and/or non-majority communities’ participation;
  • Demonstrable organisational, communication, analytical and interpersonal skills.

Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


First level university degree in political sciences, social sciences, international relations, public policy, law, or related field or equivalent professional experience.


Minimum six years of relevant professional experience in either public administration, relevant international organizations, civic associations (including NGOs), or economic and political development

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Previous relevant work experience on issues related to civil society, women, youth and non-majority community participation as a component of democratic governance, preferably in an international environment and/or experience in field missions;
  • Project management experience;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent communication skills in 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;
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgement;
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames;
  • 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 the Public Participation Section, Democratization Department, the incumbent will be responsible for:

  1. Providing advice and analysis on issues related to civil society, youth, women and non-majority communities participation as a component of democratic governance and recommending interventions to the Section;
  2. Advising on, developing, and implementing projects aimed at supporting cross-cutting issues on civil society, youth, women and non-majority communities’ public participation;
  3. Assisting in the development and implementation of the Department’s cross-cutting themes of civil society, youth, women and non-majority communities’ participation;
  4. Establishing and maintaining regular contact with civil society organisations, women’s caucuses, youth action councils and non-majority communites’ representatives;
  5. Co-ordinating with and advising the field on issues related to civil society, youth, women and non- majority communities’ participation;
  6. Conducting research and delivering recommendations on public participation for the Section and the Department accordingly;
  7. Drafting reports and recommendations based on information provided by the Section and the field;
  8. Co-operating and co-ordinating projects and activities with international partners;
  9. Participating in the Department’s and Section’s policy making process;
  10. Representing the Section in meetings, seminars and/or conferences;
  11. Performing other duties as assigned.

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

Short term international contracted mission members temporarily appointed against a seconded post shall only be entitled to equivalent of the board and lodging allowance [BLA] applicable at the duty station concerned (currently 119 EUR per day).

Social Benefits will include possibility of participation in the CIGNA health insurance scheme.

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.

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 vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.

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

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