OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Local Contracted
Prishtine / Pristina
5 March 2019
2 April 2019 - 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
3 June 2019


Extra-Budgetary post.

Task and Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Media Section, the overall supervision of the Deputy Director of the Democratization Department, and in close cooperation with other members of the Media Section, the incumbent performs the following functions:

1.Develops, drafts and implements extra budgetary project, Induction of Media and Information Literacy Into the Secondary, Higher and Informal Educational Levels in Kosovo, taking overall responsibility for the project under the supervision and guidance of the Chief of Media Section; ensures that the project is successfully implemented in accordance with its objectives throughout the project cycle, including designing action plans, budgets, implementation plans, final reports and evaluation;

a.) Drafts and implements activities outlined in the project document, taking overall responsibility for their effective implementation, including administrative and reporting requirements;

b.) Writes reports and activity proposals or, jointly with the supervisor; evaluates project proposals especially in the field of freedom of media and media literacy and submits them to HQ Department staff for approval and funding; estimates costs for project components (fees for local and International trainers, travel cost, rent for training rooms, training and printed course material, stationary);

c.) Develops implementation plan, including measurement indicators and evaluation for activities to be implemented in the field;

d.) Adapts project activities to local conditions and ensures that a coherent approach is followed in the geographical area throughout project implementation; performs all related support activities within established time-frames achieving accountability for project results and long-term sustainability; 

e.) Provides regular written and verbal feedback, in particular written progress reports during the implementation phase of the project and a final report at the conclusion of the project.  The final report includes a segment on the evaluation of project activities and detailed suggestions for follow-up and improvement on design and implementation.

2. Conducts research on the role of media, the safety of journalists, and status of media pluralism and freedom of media in the mission area;

a.) Conducts research and collects data on relevant media topics to compile background information for project activities and write summaries of latest trends pertaining to the safety of journalists;

b.) Keeps in regular contact with other international and local actors working on safety of journalists issues, including associations of journalists, the Kosovo-based international community, and the OSCE Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media;

c.) Provides programmatic advice to the Chief of the Media Section on further development of media, including on the safety of journalists and media literacy;

3.Drafts policy papers, summaries, and recommendations or conclusions derived from research and implementation of Safety of Journalists Public Awareness Campaign;

a.) Conducts research and collects data on relevant media topics to compile background information for project activities and write summaries of latest trends pertaining to the safety of journalists;

b.) Under guidance from the Chief of Media Section and/or Director of Democratization, drafts policy papers and recommendations derived from the project’s activities and outcomes;

c.)  Informs or shares drafted information with the relevant actors to expand project ideas and to formulate activities;

4.Under direct supervision of the Chief of Media Section, provides advice to professional associations of journalists, media outlets, international organizations, University of Prishtinë/Priština and relevant media institutions;

a.) Coordinates with international stakeholders as well as regional media institutions to assess latest trends and media developments to convey to appropriate local and international actors and Mission personnel.

5.Established working relations and coordinates with the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, the International Federation of Journalists and other local and international actors on media related issues, in particular on the media literacy;

a.) Establishes and maintains contacts in order to receive and disseminate information on media developments, donor meetings focusing on media literacy issues in and outside the OMiK mission area;

b.) Informs or shares information with the relevant actors to expand project ideas and to formulate projects;

6.Provides relevant written and verbal communication, such as: quarterly analytical reports, presentations, briefing notes, inputs to various mission tasks, etc;

a.) Under guidance from the Chief of Media Section, drafts relevant written summaries and inputs;

7.Performs other duties as assigned.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • University degree in political science, international affairs, media affairs or related field
  • Minimum of two years working experience with in development, media, and/or project implementation, preferably on freedom of media issues; some of the working experience should have been acquired in a local or international organization or a mission environment
  • Established experience in drafting and managing projects in a development context
  • Established ability to work with a wide variety of actors, including media outlets, civil society groups, relevant governmental and independent media institutions, and professional associations
  • Established ability to analyse and interpret research data and to present findings and conclusions in a form suitable for use by governmental and non-governmental organizations. Administrative skills to organize meetings
  • Established ability to conduct research and presenting findings in an intuitive and coherent manner to a diverse audience
  • Knowledge of the political environment relevant to the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, OSCE principles and commitments and mandate and structure of the international community present in Kosovo
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English and in local languages 
  • Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft packages
  • Holding a valid driving license

Remuneration Package:

Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 1,565.33 EUR/month. Social benefits will include participation in the OSCE group medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.

How to Apply:

For more details please visit the OSCE website employment section at All qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online, using the OSCE online application link. In case of technical difficulties with the online application, applicants may use the OSCE offline application form, which can be downloaded from “Links/ Off-line application form” on the same page, and send it by e-mail to with vacancy number quoted in the title. Please note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form or in other languages than the English language will not be considered. The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the organization.        



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