Job: Municipal Co-ordintor, OSCE (Bujanovac, Serbia)

Deadline for Applications: July 10, 2016

PAE Government Services, under contract for the U.S. Department of State, is seeking applications from well-qualified U.S. citizens for the following position within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE):

Municipal Co-ordinator
Level: Senior Professional
Area of Expertise: Political Affairs
Vacancy Number: VNSRMS00464
Duty Station: Bujanovac
Apply by: 10 July

View the job description:

In order to receive full consideration, interested parties should create an online application and enter the relevant vacancy number at: by July 10. Only finalists will be contacted.  PAE-REACT will interview short-listed candidates in order to make nominations by the OSCE deadline.

Requirements include, but are not limited to:

– Advanced degree in international studies, public policy, political science or law or related fields
– Professional experience in the field of governance, public administration, political affairs, economics, democratization and/or rule of law
– Experience in political analysis and reporting, and in dealing with sensitive political situations and issues
– Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
– Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
– Willingness to travel frequently
– Diplomatic and negotiating skills
– Some knowledge of the OSCE principles and commitments
– Knowledge and understanding of the regional political developments (desirable)
– Previous international work experience and/or experience in field missions in South Eastern Europe (desirable)
– Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area (desirable)

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Mission (HoM) and direct supervision of the Deputy Head of Mission (DHoM), the incumbent acts as the focal point for political reporting and co-ordination of programmes in the South Serbian municipalities of Bujanovac, Presevo and Medvedja. This position requires frequent travelling within the region. In particular, the Municipal Co-ordinator performs the following duties:

1. Maintains close contact with the municipal presidents of Bujanovac, Presevo and Medvedja and with members of the Co-ordination Body for South Serbia of the Serbian Government;

2. Assists local authorities in identifying their needs and priorities and communicating them to the OSCE and other international organizations;

3. Monitors, assesses and analyzes the political, security, and economic climate in the region through frequent meetings with all relevant local actors; attends local events, follows the media and liaises with the international community;

4. Establishes and maintains close working relationships with local counterparts, as well as with international, governmental and non-governmental actors, and ensures support for the implementation of OSCE projects;

5. Liaises closely with relevant Mission staff and provides expertise and support to the Mission’s departments in carrying out activities;

6. Manages the OSCE Office in Bujanovac and supervises two national mission members;

7. Performs other duties as required.