Job Description

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: 


Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:



First-level university degree in a relevant field 



Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience


Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Experience in Human Resources Management in national structures or with an international organization
  • Organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to work under pressure when necessary

  • Communication and inter-personal skills, coupled with the ability to take initiative

  • Professional fluency in English, both oral and written, with the ability to write clear and coherent reports

  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including spreadsheets, word processing and e-mail and Internet

  • Ability to adjust to a mission environment

  • 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



  • Knowledge of other official OSCE languages
  • Experience working with integrated HR ERP systems or various digital HR applications/solutions 


Tasks and Responsibilities

The Human Resources Officer plans, organizes and manages the work of the Human Resource Unit. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing Talent Acquisition, administration of entitlements of seconded and contracted mission members, mission members' development and welfare, as well as advising the Chief Fund Administration on human resources policies and practices.

Under the supervision of the Chief Fund Administration, the Human Resources Officer has the following specific responsibilities:


  1. Ensuring the correct and consistent application of OSCE Staff Rules and Regulations, as well as other relevant procedures;
  2. Overseeing the administration of all categories of staff and advising them of their benefits and entitlements;
  3. Advising on disciplinary matters in accordance with established policies and procedures;
  4. Participating in the annual budget submission;
  5. Overseeing the administration of the payroll for the Presence and liaises with the OSCE Secretariat on relevant matters
  6. Serving as a focal point for the "learning & development" program in the Presence, also implementing induction programs for new mission members
  7. Ensuring timely acquisition of talents, with regards to national and international Mission Members, as well as of talents for short-term assignments and consultants in co-operation with the Talent Acquisition Section in the OSCE Secretariat
  8. Performing other duties as required


For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Presence in Albania, please see:  


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. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.


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


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

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 well in advance of the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered. The OSCE can only process Secondment applications that have been nominated by participating States. For queries relating to your application, please refer to the respective delegation as listed here:

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