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8 June 2018
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media (RFoM) observes media developments in all 57 OSCE participating States. She/he provides early warning on violations of freedom of expression and promotes full compliance with OSCE press freedom commitments.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of Principal Adviser and in close co-operation with the Director of Office, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
Monitoring media freedom issues and advising the Representative on FoM on policy matters regarding freedom of the media in the designated geographical area, maintaining country files, analysing national and transnational issues and developments, and developing proposals for action;
Recommending the need and level for intervention directly to the Representative on FOM and to the Director, if needed;
As focal point for the Office, monitoring, reporting and advising on a specialist topic on freedom of the media which will be assigned;
Supervising the preparation and accompanying the Representative on visits to the countries in the region and to conferences elsewhere dealing with the designated region;
Maintaining contacts with other relevant international organizations and NGOs with focus on above mentioned topics and regions;
Closely co-operating with diplomatic representations of above regions to the OSCE;
Preparing information materials and coordinating the publication of information resources;
First-level university degree in political science, history, law, journalism or another related field;
At least six years of relevant professional experience including practical experience in the media freedom advocacy field or related experience within the OSCE or another international organization;
Professional fluency in the English language; knowledge of other language(s) spoken in the OSCE region is desirable;
Computer literacy including experience in handling modern information technologies such as internet, etc.;
Competency in using the internet and social networks is essential;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
Monthly remuneration is approximately EUR 6,109, depending on post adjustment and family status. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Austria. Social benefits will include possibility of participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System.
Appointments are made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise 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 shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states.
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.
The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation, therefore the maximum period of service in this post is 7 years.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.
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