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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:


  • Professional background in economics, economic law, good governance, economic policy formulation/implementation or related fields
  • Good understanding of the regional political context of Central Asia
  • Previous experience in working in a CIS country or in a country undergoing economic transition or market reform
  • Ability to prepare and produce comprehensive analytical reports
  • Previous work experience in project management
  • 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 (Russian, Tajik and/or Persian)
  • Previous international work experience in a field mission
  • Experience in negotiation/mediation.
Tasks and Responsibilities

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

  1. Manages the activities of the Economic Unit, including programmatic activities;
  2. Analyses and reports on economic and social context developments in accordance with the Office's mandate;
  3. Plans, implements and monitors project activities;
  4. 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;
  5. Maintains contact and exchanges information with the Office of the Co-ordinator of Economic and Environmental Affairs in the Secretariat;
  6. Facilitates contacts and promotes information exchange on economic issues with local authorities, universities, research institutions and NGO's;
  7. Assists in arranging OSCE regional events, regional seminars and visits to the area by OSCE delegations, as well as other events with OSCE participation;
  8. Supervises two programme assistants;
  9. 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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