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Border Issues Co-ordination Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
General Staff / Monitoring Functions
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of issue
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:

  • Demonstrable organizational skills
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills and documented experience in negotiations
  • Depending on the field activity's mandate, significant prior experience in relevant fields such as international customs practices and procedures, law enforcement, and military observations and arms control may also be required
  • Negotiating experience, preferably in the area of monitoring operations and/or related activities
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Advanced degree in a relevant field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • At least six years of diverse and progressively responsible border security and management experience, including experience in policy development, preferably in a field environment;
  • Experience in designing and implementing projects related to Integrated Border Management, preferably in a field environment;
  • Proven leadership and management skills, including budget control and team-building; ability to identify and propose solutions to not only border-related problems but daily operational issues that arise;
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written, and the ability to report clearly and concisely, with well established communication and drafting skills; working knowledge of the Russian language;
  • Knowledge of the OSCE principles and commitments in the area of border security and management;
  • Tact and diplomacy in dealing with senior officials, government representatives and the local population;
  • 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;
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames;
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail;
  • Experience of working in international organizations, operational missions or governments.

Tasks and Responsibilities


The OSCE Centre in Bishkek is looking for a candidate with hands-on field and project experience in border management. The Border Issues Co-ordination Officer will be one of a team of 22 mission members (both international and national) working in the Politico-Military Dimension of the Centre's activities.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Political Military Dimension, the successful candidate:

  1. Maintains and further develops  co-operation between the OSCE, parliamentary, governmental and non-governmental actors related to the border management and security;
  2. Provides technical advice on border related issues to the Head and Deputy Head of the OSCE Centre in Bishkek;
  3. Maintains and enhances working relationships with other international stakeholders working in the field of border support;
  4. Liaises with the other dimensions in the Centre in Bishkek and the Operations Service/Border Team in Vienna regarding border-related issues;
  5. Develops, co-ordinates, implements and monitors Unified Budget and Extra Budgetary border-related projects;
  6. Provides advice/assistance to other OSCE Field Operations in the region;
  7. Supervises one local mission member;
  8. Performs other duties as required.

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.

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



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