Job: Senior Democratization Officer, OSCE Mission in Kosovo

Deadline to Apply: April 2, 2015

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):

Senior Democratization Officer

Level: Senior professional

Area of Expertise: Democratization

Vacancy number: VNKOSS01719

Duty station: Gjilan/Gnjilane, Kosovo

Apply by: April 2

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 April 2. 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 university degree in law, political science, international relations or other relevant field

– Work experience in either public administration, relevant international organizations, civic associations (including NGOs), political parties/affairs, or economic and political development

– Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

– Knowledge of good governance principles, in particular, familiarity with the European Charter of Local Self Government

– Knowledge of international human rights standards and community rights

– Management experience and team-building ability

– International field work experience in monitoring, reporting and policy-making

– Strong analytical and problem solving skills

– Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited times frames

– Excellent writing skills and the capability to draft documents under pressure and within short deadlines

– Experience in project management (desired)

– Knowledge of one or more local languages (desired)

– Knowledge of the regional political situation and legal system of the Mission area (desired)

– Demonstrated negotiation and/or conflict resolution skills (desired)

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Regional Centre (RC) and the Deputy Director of the Democratization Department, in coordination with the Field Coordinator, the incumbent works within the Regional Centre in Gjilan/Gnjilane. The Senior Democratization Officer:


  1. Forms the management of the Regional Centre, together with the Director of the RC and the Senior Human Rights Officer;
  2. Liaises with the management of the RC on all monitoring activities in the area of responsibility;
  3. Performs specific monitoring tasks in relation to local good governance, human rights and other issues as assigned;
  4. In close co-operation with the Senior Human Rights Officer, supervises programmatic staff in the RC as assigned;
  5. Executes and supervises the implementation of monitoring instructions received from the Headquarters through the Director of the RC in close co-operation with the Senior Human Rights Officer;
  6. Compiles regular reports on activities of all staff of the Department located in the RC, and submits those reports to the Director of the RC and to the relevant staff of the Department in Headquarters; drafts spot reports upon request of the Director of the RC or the Department.
  7. Ensures close co-ordination and co-operation with Field Co-ordination in the Headquarters to ensure fair utilization of capacities in the field; responds to requests of the Department and ensures realization of tasking requested by programmatic Sections;
  8. Facilitates the work of other professional and support staff of the Department in the RC;
  9. Assists and co-ordinates the implementation of projects in the field;
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.