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Economic and Environmental Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Centre in Ashgabat
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Economic and Environmental Affairs
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of entry on duty
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:


  • Extensive professional experience in the field of economics and/or environmental development and protection
  • Experience in project drafting, management and implementation
  • Ability to establish contacts and develop confident relations with civil society, as well as the ability to work with government officials and institutions
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work impartially and objectively with people with diverse cultural and religious backgrounds, as well as with tact and diplomacy in addressing external persons and multinational staff
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work in a gender-sensitive manner
  • Professional fluency in the English and Russian languages, both oral and written and ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Experience of working in Central Asia and/or knowledge of the region
  • Previous international work experience preferably in an international environment or within operational Missions
  • Working knowledge of the Turkmen language
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat, the Economic and Environmental Officer:

  1. Assesses and reports on economic and environmental issues related to the Centre's mandate;
  2. Provides advice on economic and environmental matters;
  3. Assists in devising, drafting (narrative and financial), developing, co-ordinating and implementing economic and environmental initiatives;
  4. Prepares project proposals;
  5. Monitors and reports on the good governance situation in Turkmenistan with regard to economic and environmental issues; facilitates and develops good governance initiatives;
  6. Prepares reports on economic and environmental issues to foster discussion with OSCE on such problems, their causes and potential consequences;
  7. Conducts liaison with international organizations and agencies on economic and environmental issues;
  8. Facilitates contacts and promotes information exchanges on these issues with local authorities, universities, research institutions and NGOs;
  9. Assists in arranging OSCE regional events, regional seminars and visits to the area by OSCE delegations as well as other events with OSCE participation;
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned. 

For more detailed information on the work of OSCE Centre in Ashgabat, 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 national, 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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