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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:


  • Familiarity with concepts such as the Green Economy and Integrated Water Resource Management
  • Project management experience, including implementation and monitoring, preferably of environmental governance project activities
  • Previous experience supervising staff
  • Professional fluency in English and Russian, both oral and written and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to compile and analyze relevant information
  • Ability to establish contact and develop confident relations with civil society, as well as the ability to work with government officials and institutions
  • 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
  • Ability to operate MS Office applications, including, e-mail and to use the internet


  • Previous international experience, preferably within operational missions and in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), especially in Central Asia
  • Knowledge of OSCE principles and commitments
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of Senior Economic and Environmental Officer, the Environmental Officer is responsible for the implementation, monitoring, controlling and evaluation of the environmental governance programme in Kyrgyzstan and for providing  an overview on environmental governance developments in the country. Specifically, the incumbent:

  1. Assesses and reports on environmental governance issues, including through the drafting of relevant background reports, food-for-thought papers and input to the Centre's regular reporting;
  2. Contributes to developing the strategy and necessary resources for the environmental governance programme through the Programme Budgeting process;
  3. Contributes to the development, co-ordination and implementation of environmental governance projects;
  4. Supports the Senior Economic and Environmental Officer in ensuring the implementation of the environmental governance programme in full compliance with the OSCE's Common Regulatory Management System (CRMS);
  5. Ensures, that all projects in the environmental governance programme are adequately monitored, controlled and reported on;
  6. Arranging OSCE events, inter alia, visits to the area by OSCE delegations, as well as other events with OSCE participation;
  7. Supervises the work of the Programme's staff under his/her direct supervision;
  8. Performs as Acting Programme Manager when required;
  9. Identifies local and international stakeholders relevant for the fulfilment of the programme and maintains regular communication with them;
  10. As requested by the Senior Economic and Environmental Officer, represents the OSCE and the Centre in Bishkek on advocating for the fulfilment of environmental commitments to external audiences;
  11. Performs other duties as required.



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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