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 issue
28 February 2020
Deadline for application
27 April 2020
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty
12 June 2020
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:
Second-level university degree in a relevant field
Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
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 operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail;
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;
Experience and/or training in monitoring, reporting and observing of political and military developments;
Experience in press analysing;
Willingness to be deployed to different regional Office locations;
Willingness to work in the region without family;
Professional knowledge of English and Russian languages.
Prior field working experience with the OSCE or another international organization.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Personal Representative, the Field Assistant will be expected to represent the Office on a monthly rotation to residences in the mission area.
In each location, the Field Assistant will assist the Personal Representative in performing the tasks according to the mandate:
Maintaining regular contacts on a daily basis with host authorities, including the military, with local administrations, humanitarian agencies (UN bodies and NGOs), and other organisations;
Preparing for and participates in monitoring exercises on the Line of Contact (LOC) and the border;
Driving office vehicles, including for the transportation of authorised personnel, delegations or for the implementation of different Office tasks as instructed;
Providing 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 compiling a press review for the Personal Representative;
Monitoring and presenting minutes of important meetings for the Personal Representative;
Compiling weekly activity reports;
Ensuring daily contacts by phone or e-mail with the HQ Tbilisi and/or the Personal Representative;
Assistig the CFA/Executive Officer/FAU team in Tbilisi with administrative, including HR related tasks as instructed;
Assisting the CFA/Executive Officer in supervising local staff (drivers and housekeepers) as required;
Performing other related tasks as requested.
For more information on the work of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on the conflict dealt with by the OSCE Minsk Conference, please see https://www.osce.org/cio/andrzej-kasprzyk
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. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.
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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