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National Programme Officer (NP1)

Kos | Pristina

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Kos | Pristina
  • Grade: Junior level - NP 1, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The National Programme Officer reports to Chief of Governance Section (S3), while the Director of Department (S4) acts as the second-level supervisor, the incumbent performs the following functions in the Department’s work Elections portfolio:

  1. Develops and implements projects within the Governance Section/Election Portfolio in coordination with the National Elections Adviser, and ensures that the project activities are successfully implemented in accordance with project objectives throughout the project cycle, including meeting interlocutors, designing and implementing action plans, budget, implementation plans and prepares final reports and evaluations;
  2. Provides expert electoral advice, design and support, and monitoring to further training capacity building of electoral bodies/staff at central and local level, as needed to address the needs in support of election matters; Monitors the work of the Municipal Election Commission Executive Officers (MEOs ) and provides feedback to the Central Elections Commission (CEC)  Secretariat for improving the co-ordination with and the work of the MEOs
  3. Establishes and maintains regular contacts with electoral bodies/staff as well as with other relevant interlocutors involved in the elections, as well as with both local and international organizations involved in this field;
  4. Drafts reports for the OSCE Mission on its monitoring/supporting to the electoral bodies and electoral reform;
  5. Performs research and compiles background material on major election topics and assists in the organization of meetings (identifies participants and provides logistics support) involving electoral bodies, civil society, and/or non-Albanian community and members of international organizations to discuss policy and practical issues related to elections;
  6. Advises the Chief of Section on ongoing developments related to elections; and drafts memos, emails, submissions for weekly reports related to these developments;

Necessary Qualifications:

  • University degree in law, development, International Cooperation, social or political science.
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience with international, inter-governmental or civil society organizations in the field of elections;
  • Established skills in designing and implementing election projects;
  • Computer literate with practical experience with Microsoft applications;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and one of the local languages.
  • Holding a valid driving license

Remuneration Package:

Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 1,609.42 Euro/month. Social benefits will include participation in the OSCE group medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale. At the discretion of the appointing authority a higher step may be approved up to a maximum of step 3 subject to specific conditions.


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Only those candidates who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.

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Additional Information
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