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Field Assistant to the Personal Representative


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Issued by
Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on the conflict dealt with by the OSCE Minsk Conference
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
General Administration
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:

  • 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:


  • At least 2 to 5 years of military experience
  • 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 military 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

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:

  1. Maintains regular contacts on a daily basis with host authorities, including the military, with humanitarian agencies (UN bodies and NGOs) and other organizations;
  2. Monitors and presents minutes of important meetings to the Personal Representative;
  3. Compiles weekly activity reports;
  4. 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 complies a press review for the Personal Representative;
  5. Prepares for and participates in monitoring activities at the Line of Contact (LOC) and at the border and drafts subsequent reports;
  6. Ensures daily contacts by phone or e-mail with the HQ Tbilisi and/or the Personal Representative;
  7. Performs other related duties as assigned.

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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