National Programme Officer, Property (NP2), Mitrovice / Mitrovica, Kosovo At Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Closing date: Tuesday, 27 February 2024

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Director of RC in the respective RC, and in compliance with the guidelines and instructions provided by the Property, Cultural Heritage and Inter-Faith Section (PCIS) and by the Department of Human Rights and Communities, the incumbent will be performing the following functions:

  •  Managing, organizing and supervising the work and the outputs of the team in the respective RC whenever property, cultural and religious heritage, related matters and other matters falling under the portfolio of the PCIS linked to dialogue are subject of activities;
  •  Monitoring and reporting on the protection of property rights, right to adequate housing, protection of cultural and religious heritage, and other issues falling under the PCIS portfolio in the municipalities within the Area of Responsibility of an RC of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo;
  •  Providing advice on international standards, best practices and rule of law issues on property and housing rights, and protection of cultural and religious heritage;
  •  Assisting in the implementation of policies, projects and activities at regional level, as determined by the Property, Cultural Heritage and Inter-Faith Section in Headquarters in the areas of property rights, protection of cultural and religious heritage, freedom of religion and inter-faith issues;
  •  Translating documents relevant to property, housing, rights, cultural heritage protection and religious issues into English, Albanian and Serbian;
  •  Performing other duties as assigned.

Necessary Qualifications:

  •  First level University Degree in law, political sciences, international relations, public policy, social sciences, international human rights law or any other related field;
  •  Minimum four years of relevant experience in human rights protection and promotion, preferably with OSCE or other international organization;
  •  Specialized knowledge of international human rights law and domestic applicable law is essential;
  •  Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills;
  •  Experience in drafting reports;
  •  PC literate, with practical experience with Microsoft applications;
  •  Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English, and local languages;
  •  Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities; eC9Hyoh BIpnb
  •  Ability and willingness to work as a member of team, with people of different cultural, and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  •  Holding a valid driving license.

Remuneration Package:

Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 1,835.17 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.

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under

Applicants are encouraged to use the online recruitment and only fully completed OSCE applications will be accepted. However, if you have technical difficulties with the system you may use the offline application form found under and forward the completed form quoting the vacancy number by e-mail to: Kindly note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form or in languages other than the English language would not be considered.

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

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

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.

Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see

Please note that for this position the OSCE does not reimburse expenses such as travel in connection with interviews, tests, visas and relocation.

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.

Additional Information

  •  Issued by: OSCE Mission in Kosovo
  •  Requisition ID: KOS000104
  •  Contract Type: Local Contracted
  •  Grade: NP2
  •  Job Level: National Professional
  •  Job Type: Contracted
  •  Number of posts: 1
  •  Location: KOS – OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Mitrovice / Mitrovica
  •  Issue Date: Jan 31, 2024
  •  Closing Date: Feb 28, 2024
  •  Employee Status: Fixed Term
  •  Schedule: Full-time
  •  Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First-level university degree or equivalent)
  •  Job Field: Human Rights


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