Project Co-ordination Officer, OSCE Presence in Albania

Tirana | Albania

Vacancy Notice Number: VNALBS00295

Vacancy Type: International Seconded




OSCE Mission/Institution: OSCE Presence in Albania

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 field of expertise are: Demonstrable organizational skills Proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing Demonstrable interpersonal skills and documented experience in negotiations Depending on the field activity's mandate, significant prior experience in relevant fields such as international customs practices and procedures, law enforcement, and military observations and arms control may also be required Negotiating experience, preferably in the area of monitoring operations and/or related activities Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:

Education: Advanced education/certified training course in a relevant field desirable Experience: 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


Advanced university education in international relations, political science, law, business administration, human resources or another relevant field, or equivalent professional experience Significant programme/project management experience with full project cycle management including monitoring and reporting Work experience in public administration, relevant international organizations, civic associations (including NGOs), political parties/affairs, or economic and political development Proven organizational, communication, analytical and interpersonal skills Professional Fluency in English, both oral and written, including excellent drafting ability Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited time frames 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 Ability to operate MS Office applications, including word processing and e-mail


Previous international work experience and/or experience in field missions Experience and/or knowledge of the region, especially of Albania Familiarity and/or experience working with the OSCE Experience of fund-raising and/or donor relations Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Head of the OSCE Presence in Albania, and working closely with the Head of Presence, the Project Co-ordination Officer is head of the team responsible for all Programme and Project Coordination work across the Presence. In particular, she or he:

  1. Works across the Presence to co-ordinate programmes according to the OSCE planning and budgeting cycle;
  2. Reviews all draft project documents to ensure quality, alignment with the Mandate, and coherence with wider programming and project work;
  3. Leads the Presence's project monitoring and evaluation and identifies and systematizes best practices directly linked to project goals and activities;
  4. Leads efforts to design and help implement extra budgetary projects based upon the Mandate;
  5. Advises staff actively on the development, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all programming, and advises senior management on principles and standards of programme and project design and management;
  6. Devises and leads activities to improve creativity, coherence, effectiveness and efficiency in programmes and projects; continues to seek innovation and improvement in project design and project management, and develops relevant training to support this;
  7. Oversees the implementation of OSCE standards of project design and project management, including a proper focus on indicators, monitoring and evaluation, information-sharing and reporting;
  8. Co-ordinates programmatic inputs to all relevant documents;
  9. Co-ordinates, and maintains regular contacts, with the rest of the donor community and with current and potential donors;
  10. Performs other duties as required. 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.

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.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Tirana | Albania
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Public Administration - Restructuring
    • Public Administration - Restructuring
  • Closing Date: 2016-04-11

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