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Associate Online Communications Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Secretariat
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Contracted
Field of expertise
Media Affairs
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of issue









The Communication and Media Relations Section (COMMS) supports and advises the Secretary General and the OSCE Chairmanship on their media and public relations activities and informs the public about the work of the OSCE through print and online media and public outreach activities. COMMS also serves as the focal point for public statements from OSCE Institutions and Field Operations. COMMS produces and disseminates press releases, information material and regular publications, maintains the public website and the Organization's social media presence, and promotes outreach to participating States, civil society, academic and research institutions, and the general public.





Tasks and Responsibilities








Under the direct supervision of the Online Communications Manager, the incumbent is responsible for defining, creating, editing and publishing the content on the OSCE Social Media presences and the OSCE Public Website.


More specifically, the selected candidate will be tasked with:


  • Managing OSCE social media platforms on a day to day basis;
  • Identifying and developing content and multimedia elements for publishing on OSCE social media platforms;
  • Maintaining content on the OSCE Public Website and other online presences;
  • Guiding the work of the network of the OSCE Public website contributors, including training and coaching where necessary;
  • Providing quantitative and qualitative evaluation of communication efforts to ensure continued improvement in OSCE digital communications practice;
  • Actively following new trends in digital communications with a focus on social media and proposing new ways to engage target audiences;
  • Performing other duties as required.


For more detailed information on the structure and work of the Communication and Media Relations Section, please see:





Necessary Qualifications








  • First-level university degree in humanities, journalism, communications, political science and/or international relations;
  • Minimum of four years of relevant professional experience; preferably in an international environment;
  • Extensive experience in managing social media platforms and content management systems for large and complex websites;
  • Knowledge of photography, modern content management software, web standards and multimedia publishing tools and techniques;
  • Familiarity with mark-up and formatting languages (e.g. HTML and CSS), usability and user experience methodologies is an asset;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; working knowledge of another OSCE official language is an asset;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work co-operatively with colleagues who have different cultural, religious and professional backgrounds as well as different genders, diverse political views and approaches to problems, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.





Required competencies








Core values

  • 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



Core competencies

  • 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




Remuneration Package








Monthly remuneration is approximately EUR 4,857, 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.





How To Apply








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


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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