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Field Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
General Staff / Monitoring Functions
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


  • Ability to establish contact and develop confident relations with the local authorities as well as the ability to work with government officials and institutions
  • Significant prior experience in project management utilizing analytical and problem solving skills, in particular in the economic and environmental sphere, and a good understanding of project planning issues
  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills and counted experience in negotiations
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills, including ability to identify and participate in the resolution of issues/problems
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited time frames
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written, including the ability to draft documents clearly and concisely
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure in an environment with extremely limited infrastructure and in tough climatic conditions
  • 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 gender and political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity


  • Working knowledge of the Russian and/or Tajik languages
  • Experience of working in the Central Asian region and/or knowledge of the region
  • Previous international experience in developing/transition countries
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Deputy Head of the OSCE Office in Tajikistan the Field Officer performs the following duties:

  1. Monitors the human rights situation; develops programme proposals for Mission activities; designs and/or implements democratization projects in the region;
  2. Promotes OSCE principles locally and acts as an important political relay between the international community and the local authorities;
  3. Strives to build strong relations with the local authorities as well as members of civil society in the area;
  4. Closely co-ordinates his/her work in the main office and, as far as geographical conditions permit, takes part in the weekly Field Office meetings organized by the Head of Office in Dushanbe;
  5. Reports on a regular basis about developments in the region and writes separate spot reports whenever the nature of the situation warrants;
  6. Establishes, maintains and strengthens good relations with other international organizations or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the region covered by the Field Office;
  7. Manages the office in terms of administration, finance and human resources and provides monthly expense reports to the Dushanbe Main Office;
  8. Directly supervises twelve national staff members in the performance of their duties;
  9. Performs other duties as requested.

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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