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Economic Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe
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:



  • Sound background of working in the field of economic issues
  • Ability to prepare and produce comprehensive analytical reports
  • Previous experience of working in a programmatic/strategic planning role
  • Previous international work experience and/or work experience in field missions
  • 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
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail



  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area (Tajik, Persian and/or Russian)
  • Experience in negotiation/mediation


Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head, Economic and Environmental Department,the Economic Officer:


  1. Manages the Office's programmatic activities in the business and cross-border trade areas;
  2. Assesses and reports on economic issues relating to the Mission's mandate;
  3. Assists the field offices and Tajik partners in drafting (narrative and financial), co-ordinating, developing and implementing projects in the Economic Dimension anddrafts original project proposals when appropriate;
  4. Monitors the implementation of projects in the field;
  5. Establishes and maintains close contacts on economic issues with relevant agencies of the host government and international organizations and participates in donor co-ordination meetings;
  6. Maintains contact and exchanges information with the Office of the Co-ordinator of Economic and Environmental Affairs in the Secretariat;
  7. Prepares reports on economic issues to foster discussion within the OSCE on economic problems in Tajikistan, their causes and potential consequences;
  8. Facilitates contacts and promotes information exchange on economic issues with local authorities, universities, research institutions and NGO's;
  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. Supervises three national staff;
  11. Performs other related duties as required.



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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