OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Director of Regional Centre

ISSUED BY: OSCE Mission in Kosovo


VACANCY TYPE: International Seconded


FUNCTIONAL LEVEL: Middle management



DUTY STATION: Kosovo wide

DATE OF ISSUE: 11 February 2019

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 6 March 2019 – 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)


This vacancy is part of a pilot project with a number of participating States to assess a new sequence of applications for select secondment opportunities. If you are applying as a national of one of the following countries:

Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, United Kingdom

please click here and your application will be routed directly to the OSCE for initial assessment. Then, the applications of all candidates deemed to meet the job-related requirements will be passed to the respective Seconding Authorities who will decide on their nominations. Please be advised that this is a Seconded Post and only candidates who receive a nomination from their Seconding Authority will be considered further.

If the country of citizenship under which you will apply is not listed above, please select your country of nationality under “Apply to this Vacancy-your citizenship” section, so your application can be routed directly to your Seconding Authority.

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 filed of expertise are:

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:


Second-level university degree in political sciences, international relations, public policy, law, international human rights law or other human rights related fields


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;
    Professional 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 two positions in the following regions: Peje/Pec and Gjilan/Gnjilane.

The Director of Regional Centre will supervise up to 25 staff. The number of staff under supervision will vary depending on the location of the respective Regional Centre.

Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Human Rights and Communities Department, the Director of Regional Centre, the incumbent will be:

  • Performing specific monitoring tasks in relation to community rights, property rights, non-discrimination issues and other human rights concerns as assigned;
  • Implementing the monitoring of instructions received from Headquarters;
  • Drafting spot reports and compiling regular reports on activities of all Department staff located in the Regional Centre;
  • Co-ordinating and co-operating closely with the Headquarters to ensure fair utilization of capacities in the field;
  • 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;
  • Assisting and co-ordinating the implementation of projects in the field;
    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:

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

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

Ky konkurs apo kjo shpallje skadon ne ora 11:59pm, Wednesday March 6th, 2019.


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