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Associate Public Information Officer


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Archived vacancy details

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

This position is open for secondment only and participating States are kindly reminded that all costs in relation to assignment at the Secretariat must be borne by their authorities.

Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered. Seconded staff members in the OSCE Secretariat and Institutions are not entitled to a Board and Lodging Allowance payable by the Organization.

The Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (SR/CTHB) represents the OSCE at the political level on anti-trafficking issues. The Office of the SR/CTHB assists OSCE participating States in the implementation of commitments and full usage of recommendations set forth in the OSCE Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings. The Office provides a co-ordinating function among OSCE structures and institutions involved in combating trafficking in human beings (CTHB) with a focus on the following activities: enhancing the awareness and understanding of THB across the OSCE region; policy planning and advocacy especially in the area of emerging trends of THB and effective approaches to combating THB; and direct assistance to participating States in practical and technical areas, at their request.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (SR/CTHB), and in co-ordination with the OSCE Office for Communication and Media Relations (COMS), the Associate Public Information Officer will be responsible for communicating relevant activities and information to the media, co-ordinating the production of all publications within the Office of the Special Representative/Co-ordinator, and managing the Office¿s website and contact database. Specifically, the successful candidate will be tasked with the following duties:

  • Writing, editing and updating brochures, fact sheets and other public information materials for both internal and external use to promote awareness of the activities of the Special Representative/Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (SR/CTHB);
  • Drafting press releases for conferences and organizing meetings, round tables and special press events on the work of the Office and maintaining contact with local and international journalists and in co-operation with COMS, co-ordinating press conferences;
  • Liaising with journalists, media and press officers from the OSCE area as required to promote the visibility of the OSR/CTHB efforts and the effectiveness of its work.
  • Monitoring media sources in relation to THB (in printed and electronic form);
  • Maintaining the web page, including updating relevant content and overseeing design, managing social media accounts of the SR/CTHB;
  • Drafting and co-ordinating the layout and production of the Annual Report of the SR/CTHB;
  • Maintaining the web page, including updating relevant content and overseeing design, managing social media accounts of the Special Representative.
  • Drafting, proof-reading and editing written submissions in line with the Office¿s publication strategy and OSCE style standards;
  • Drafting OSR official statements on the occasion of conference, meetings and other events.
  • Assisting in preparing and or delivering briefings on behalf of the OSR, including for visitors, or the participating States delegations on the activities of the OSR/CTHB;
  • Co-ordinating the physical and digital library (including maintaining and regularly updating the catalogue of publications and other resources and drafting of abstracts of selected publications;
  • Accompanying the SR/CTHB on selected duty trips, promoting her work as appropriate with local media, and preparing concise reports;
  • Performing other related duties as assigned and required.
Necessary Qualifications
  • University degree in political/social sciences, journalism, communications or related field;
  • A minimum of four years of professional experience in the media/public relations field;
  • Professional fluency in English including excellent written and oral communication skills; working knowledge of German and/or Russian language(s) is an advantage;
  • Excellent drafting and public relation skills;
  • Proven experience in journalistic writing, editing, drafting and presentation skills;
  • Strong knowledge of social media applications.
  • Experience in national and international activities relating to combating trafficking in human beings (THB), human rights/humanitarian issues;
  • Experience with diplomatic procedures would be an asset;
  • Cultural sensitivity and political judgement;
  • Flexibility and ability to work within limited time frames;
  • Computer literate with practical experience using Microsoft applications; knowledge of advanced editing software would be an asset;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • 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.

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under

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 the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.

Please apply to your relevant authorities several days prior to the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered.






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