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Environmental Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Baku (closed)
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:


  • Educational background in environmental studies, sustainable development, or related fields; or relevant professional experience in such areas
  • Professional experience in the fields of environmental development and protection and design of sustainable development projects
  • Experience of working with developing or transitional economies
  • Proven work experience in project management: project development, including budgeting, monitoring, implementation, and reporting (both narrative and financial)
  • Ability to establish contacts and develop confident relations with government officials and institutions, as well as civil society
  • Professional fluency in the English language and the ability to draft documents clearly and concisely
  • Communication, interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Negotiation/mediation skills
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
  • Ability to work independently
  • 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


  • Working knowledge of Azerbaijani, Turkish or Russian language
  • Previous work experience in an international environment or in field missions
  • Experience of working in the South Caucasus region and/or knowledge of the region
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Economic and Environmental Unit, the Environmental Officer manages project activities and supports policy formulation processes assigned to him/her. The incumbent must carefully follow environmental, economic, social and political developments in and around Azerbaijan. The Environmental Officer must at all times be well informed of all activities in the Economic and Environmental Unit in order to, when necessary, replace the Head of Unit.

Specifically, the Environmental Officer performs the following duties:

  1. Proposes, develops, manages and monitors projects and other activities within the economic and environmental dimension of the Office's mandate, with a focus on environmental security, such as the promotion of sustainable energy, integrated water management and oil spills preparedness;
  2. Travels regularly to the regions outside Baku in order to monitor project activities and maintain contacts with local government bodies and with civil society;
  3. At the national level, facilitates contacts and promotes information exchange with national authorities, universities, research institutions, NGO's and international organizations;
  4. Provides advice to the Head of Unit on economic and environmental current affairs;
  5. In co-ordination with the Office's Press and Public Information Officer, prepares material for the media on the Office's economic and environmental activities;
  6. Supports the Head of Unit in organizing OSCE events and seminars, inter alia, regional seminars and visits to the area by OSCE delegations, as well as other events with OSCE participation;
  7. Performs other 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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