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Issued by: OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number: VNKOSS02000
Vacancy type: International Seconded
Field of expertise: Human Rights
Functional level: Middle management
Number of posts: 1
Duty station: Prishtine / Pristina
Deadline for application: 2 January 2018

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:
-University education in political sciences, international relations, public policy, law, international human rights law or other human rights related fields
-Experience working 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:
-Advanced education/certified training course in a relevant field desirable

-Minimum 6 years of relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 3 years at the management level relevant to the actual position
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
-Second-level university degree in law, political science, international relations or other related fields;
-Proven leadership qualities and significant experience in the management of offices and staff, preferably in a senior level position;
-Work experience in senior level leadership positions in any of the following environments: diplomatic, civil service, non-governmental organizations, international organizations and/or operational Missions;
-Proven experience in the management of projects and budgets;
-Sound knowledge of international and regional human rights standards and community rights;
-Sound understanding of the main functional areas of the Mission's mandate;
-Proffesional fluency in English, oral and written;
-Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
-Cultural sensitivity and judgment;
-Demonstrable interpersonal skills and documented experience in negotiations;
-Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited times frames;
-Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail.

-Knowledge of the regional political affairs and legal system in the Mission area;
-Demonstrated negotiation and/or conflict resolution skills;
-Knowledge of local languages.

Tasks and Responsibilities
This vacancy notice is for position in the Regional Centre Prishtine/Pristina.
The Director of Regional Centre will supervise up to 28 staff.

Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Human Rights and Communities Department, the Director of Regional Centre:
-Performs specific monitoring tasks in relation to community rights, property rights, non-discrimination issues and other human rights concerns as assigned;
-Implements monitoring instructions received from Headquarters;
-Drafts spot reports and compiles regular reports on activities of all Department staff located in the Regional Centre;
-Co-ordinates and co-operates closely with the Headquarters to ensure fair utilization of capacities in the field;
-Facilitates and directs the work of other professional and support staff of the Department in the Regional Centre in line with instructions received from the Headquarters;
-Assists and co-ordinates the implementation of projects in the field;
-Performs other duties as assigned.

Moreover, the Director of Regional Centre will serve as the representative of the Head of Mission in the respective region and is additionally assigned with the following duties:
-Advises and reports to the Mission Management in the Headquarters on all activities undertaken within the Regional Centre (RC) area of responsibility and on the political, policy, human rights, legal and civil-military implications which might influence the Mission's policy implementation;
-Liaises with local interlocutors and key international civil, political and military authorities operating within the Regional Centre's area of responsibility;
-Implements established OSCE policies for the overall safety, security and protection of all Mission personnel and material assets within the RC;
-Develops and implements the overall strategy for the RC's co-ordination in accordance with the Mission priorities;
-Supervises the contextual and political reporting of the RC staff;
-Performs other duties as assigned.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, please see: http://www.osce.org/mission-in-kosovo
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, 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 several days prior to the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered.