VacanciesOSCE KS: Senior Program Officer

October 13, 20210

The OSCE Mission in Kosovo is looking for a Senior Program Officer.

General 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 organizational, communication, analytical and interpersonal skills


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.

Mandatory 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

  • 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
  • Advising on, developing, and implementing projects aimed at supporting cross-cutting issues on civil society, youth, women and non-majority communities’ public participation
  • Assisting in the development and implementation of the Department’s cross-cutting themes of civil society, youth, women and non-majority communities’ participation
  • Establishing and maintaining regular contact with civil society organisations, women’s caucuses, youth action councils and non-majority communities’ representatives
  • Coordinating with and advising the field on issues related to civil society, youth, women and non- majority communities’ participation
  • Conducting research and delivering recommendations on public participation for the Section and the Department accordingly
  • Drafting reports and recommendations based on information provided by the Section and the field
  • Cooperating and coordinating projects and activities with international partners
  • Participating in the Department’s and Section’s policy making process
  • Representing the Section in meetings, seminars and/or conferences
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Deadline for Application: 31.10.2021

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