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Economic and Environmental Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Economic and Environmental Affairs
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:

  • University education in economics, regional planning and development, environmental studies or related fields, or equivalent professional experience in such areas
  • Work experience in the fields of economics, business development, regional planning and development or environmental development and protection
  • Experience working with developing or transitional economies
  • Communication, interpersonal and analytical skills
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:


  • Project management experience, including development, implementation and monitoring, preferably of economic and environmental governance project activities
  • Ability to establish contact and develop confident relations with (local) government officials and institutions as well as the ability to work with civil society
  • Strong analytical, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; ability to compile and analyze relevant information
  • Professional fluency in the English and Russian languages, both oral and written, and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment
  • 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
  • Knowledge of OSCE principles and commitments
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Previous international work experience, preferably within operational missions and in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) especially in Central Asia
  • Experience in the field of governance (e.g. anti-corruption, natural resources, housing and land) and public procurement issues
  • Familiarity with concepts such as Green Economy and Integrated Water Resources Management
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the general guidance of the Head of Centre and the direct supervision of the Senior Economic and Environmental Officer, the Economic and Environmental Officer:

  1. Assesses and reports on economic and environmental issues relating to the Mission's mandate and prepares background papers on economic and environmental issues to foster discussion among OSCE bodies on such problems, their causes and potential consequences;
  2. Keeps the Senior Economic and Environmental Officer abreast of developments pertinent to the Mission's mandate in the economic and environmental area;
  3. Provides input for analysis of and advice on pertinent economic and environmental governance issues;
  4. Provides input for strategy development on policy and programmatic needs for the OSCE Centre in Bishkek (CiB), the Office of the Economic/Environmental Co-ordinator (OCEEA) and other relevant units while monitoring the situation and reporting;
  5. Liaises with national and international stakeholders mainly in southern Kyrgyzstan on issues pertinent to the CiB mandate in the second dimension, particularly economic/environmental governance, conflict prevention (economic and environmental grievances), use of natural resources (water, land (and housing) and mineral resources), and green economy;
  6. Develops, drafts, co-ordinates, implements, monitors and assesses the impact of all economic/environmental governance projects and initiatives in the South;
  7. Assists in arranging OSCE regional events, inter alia, regional seminars and visits to the area by OSCE delegations, as well as other events with OSCE participation;
  8. Supervises the work of two Senior Programme Assistants in southern Kyrgyzstan;
  9. Performs other duties as assigned.



The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. The nomination of female candidates is particularly encouraged.

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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