Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on the conflict dealt with by the OSCE Minsk Conference
Field of expertise
General Staff / Monitoring Functions
Number of posts
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:
Demonstrable organizational skills
Proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Demonstrable interpersonal skills and documented experience in negotiations
Depending on the field activity's mandate, significant prior experience in relevant fields such as international customs practices and procedures, law enforcement, and military observations and arms control may also be required
Negotiating experience, preferably in the area of monitoring operations and/or related activities
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:
Experience and/or training in monitoring, reporting and observing of political and military developments
Experience in press analyzing
Working knowledge of English and Russian languages
Ability to establish contact and develop confident relations with the local population as well as the ability to work with government officials and institutions
Ability to work without supervision with high level officials as well as excellent problem-solving skills
Ability to cope with work under high-pressure environment; readiness to work long hours most of the time and/or during weekends in order to meet tight deadlines
Readiness/willingness to travel long distance upon a short notice
Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different genders and political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
Willingness to be deployed to different regional Offices
Willingness to work in the region without family
Sound diplomatic background
Ability to drive 4-wheel drive vehicles
Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
Prior field experience with the OSCE or another international organization
At least 5 years of experience of military service would be an asset
Note: Potential applicants should be aware that this is a non-family posting. The successful candidate will receive hazard pay and shall be required to participate in the OSCE accident and life insurance scheme. Initial secondment for a period of at least 6 months is envisaged.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Personal Representative (PR), the Field Assistant will be expected to represent the Office on a monthly rotation to residences in Yerevan, Baku, Stepanakert/Khankendi and sometimes Tbilisi. In each location, the Field Assistant will assist the Personal Representative in performing the tasks according to the mandate:
Maintains regular contacts on a daily basis with host authorities, including the military, with humanitarian agencies (UN bodies and NGOs) and other organizations;
Monitors and presents minutes of important meetings to the Personal Representative;
Compiles weekly activity reports;
Provides an overview of local news, in particular, items bearing on events related to the political and military conflict resolution and/or related to the mandate, and compiles a press review for the Personal Representative;
Prepares for and participates in monitoring activities at the Line of Contact (LOC) and at the border;
Ensures daily contacts by phone or e-mail with the HQ Tbilisi and/or the Personal Representative;
Performs other related duties as assigned.
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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