Ambassador Janina Hrebickova commenced her post as Head of the OSCE Mission to Montenegro on 2 December 2013. Previously she served as Director of the Human Rights and Transition Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (2011-2012). She was the Czech Ambassador to Kosovo (2008-2011) and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the United Nations (2004-2008). In 2003 she was Foreign Affairs Ambassador-at-Large to Iraq, leading and co-ordinating reconstruction and capacity building projects.
Before joining the Czech Republic Foreign Ministry, she served on several United Nations peacekeeping missions, including in the United Nations Protection Force (UNPROFOR), the United Nations Confidence Restoration Operation (UNCRO) and the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Slavonia (UNTAES) in Croatia and the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK).
Her early career was in journalism for several Czech-based and international news organizations. She holds a Master’s Degree from Charles University in Prague and a Ph.D in Comparative Linguistics and Literature.