VacanciesDeputy Director for the Human Rights and Communities Department at OSCE Kosova

September 20, 20210

The OSCE Mission in Kosovo is looking for a Deputy Director for the Human Rights and Communities Department. 


General Minimum Requirements

  • 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

  • Experience working with human rights, minority or gender issues
  • Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in drafting reports
  • Second-level university degree/certified training course in relevant fields.
  • Second-level university degree in a management discipline is an asset. 
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two years of additional qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the second-level university degree.
  • Minimum 10 years relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 5 years at the management level relevant to the actual position 


  • Significant management and supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated sound knowledge and experience working in human rights, rule of law, and/or non-majority community programmes
  • Experience in quality control of programmes, reports and activities
  • Experience in writing and editing analytical reports
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural/ religious backgrounds and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity; Ability to foster a collegial, inclusive work environment;
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail; and
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within tight deadlines


  • Second-level university degree in a management discipline;
  • Knowledge of local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the Mission area;
  • Education in and experience with the continental European legal system;
  • Experience in gender mainstreaming of programmes;
  • Knowledge of regional political history and developments; and/or,
  • Knowledge of OSCE principles, commitments and OSCE monitoring

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assisting the Director in co-ordinating Department strategy, policy, programme and budget
  • Ensuring quality control of Department programmes, reports and activities by analysing strengths and weaknesses, proposing necessary improvements, working with Department staff to ensure topical and impactful work product; and serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Department
  • Supervising gender mainstreaming within budgetary and non-budgetary activities of the Department
  • Ensuring that communication between the Department’s field and headquarters’ staff are close and co-ordinated; responsible for consistently transmitting Departmental policy to the field, ensuring that OSCE Regional Centres are well integrated in the Department
  • Assisting the Director in determining staffing requirements and proactively addressing personnel issues
  • Establishing working relations with external partners including other international organizations working in the field of human rights, representatives of Kosovo institutions, and local and international NGOs
  • Serving as Acting Director of the Department for Human Rights and Communities during the Director’s absence
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director, by up to 30%

Deadline of Application: Oct 7, 2021

All the interested candidates can continue with the application procedures by  following this link. 

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