VacanciesOSCE Mission in Kosovo is Looking for a Director of Regional Centre

October 4, 20210

OSCE Mission in Kosovo is looking for a Director of Regional Centre 

General 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

The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are: 

  • Second-level university degree 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

Mission 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
  • Professional fluency in English with excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different cultural and religious background
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills and documented experience in negotiations
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited time frame;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


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

This vacancy is for two positions in two locations:

– Regional Center Gjilan

– Regional Center Mitrovica

Tasks and Responsibilities

  1. Performing specific monitoring tasks in relation to community rights, property rights, non-discrimination issues and other human rights concerns as assigned
  2. Implementing the monitoring of instructions received from Headquarters
  3. Drafting spot reports and compiling regular reports on activities of all Department staff located in the Regional Centre
  4. Coordinating and cooperating closely with the Headquarters to ensure fair utilization of capacities in the field
  5. Facilitating and directing the work of other professional and support staff of the Department in the Regional Centre in line with instructions received from the Headquarters
  6. Assisting and co-ordinating the implementation of projects in the field
  7. Performing 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:

  1. Advising and reporting 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
  2. Liaising with local interlocutors and key international civil, political and military authorities operating within the RC’s area of responsibility
  3. Implementing established OSCE policies for the overall safety, security and protection of all Mission personnel and material assets within the RC
  4. Developing and implementing the overall strategy for the RC’s co-ordination in accordance with the Mission priorities
  5. Supervising the contextual and political reporting of the RC staff
  6. Performing other duties as assigned

Deadline of Application: 18.10.2021

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, please follow this link.

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