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Environmental 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:



  • Proven experience in environmental development and protection
  • Ability to establish contact, develop and maintain confident relations with civil society as well as with government officials and institutions
  • Professional fluency in the English language and the ability to draft documents clearly and concisely
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious background, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail



  • Working knowledge of the Russian and/or Tajik languages
  • Previous work experience preferably in an international environmental or within operational Mission
  • Experience with project management
  • Experience of working in the Central Asia region and/or knowledge of the region


Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Economic and Environmental Department and in close co-operation and co-ordination with the Economic Officer, the Environmental Officer:


  1. Devises, drafts (narrative and financial), develops, co-ordinates and implements environmental initiatives in close co-operation with the Office of the Co-ordinator of the OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities in the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna;
  2. Works closely with government institutions on advocating mandated policy implementation, legislative initiatives and regulatory documents related to programmatic environmental issues;
  3. Assesses and reports on environmental issues relating to the Mission's mandate;
  4. Provides advice on environmental matters and facilities and develops good governance initiatives;
  5. Liaises with donors;
  6. Prepares reports on environmental issues to foster discussion with the OSCE on such problems, their causes and potential consequences;
  7. Liaises with other international organizations and agencies on environmental issues;
  8. Facilitates contacts and promotes information exchange 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. Supervises 1-2 national staff;
  11. 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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