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Head, Politico-Military Department *


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Military Affairs
Functional level
Middle management
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:

  • Officer / Warrant Officer training and/or university degree in a relevant technical field
  • Significant experience in arms control, peace-keeping operations and/or other relevant areas of military-related affairs
  • Experience in negotiations and liaison with governmental and military authorities
  • Ability to compile and analyse information of a political-military nature
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Advanced education/certified training course in a relevant field desirable


Minimum 6 years of relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 3 years at the management level relevant to the actual position

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Ability to produce analytical reports including previous international work experience in the preparation of comprehensive reports and analysis
  • Proven management and supervisory experience
  • Experience in negotiation/mediation
  • Previous experience of working in a programmatic/strategic planning role, using a result-based management approach
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to lead and work with a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Strong knowledge of the Russian, Tajik and/or Persian language
  • Previous international work experience and/or experience in field missions in Central Asia
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Office and Deputy Head of Office, the Politico-Military Officer (Head of Politico-Military Department):

  1. Manages the Politico-Military Department and provides direction to its activities in accordance with the Office mandate;
  2. Monitors development and implementation of activities and projects related to small arms and light weapons action against terrorism, policing, border security and management, mine action, threats and challenges to security and other politico-military aspects of security;
  3. Supervises, analyses and reports on political and security developments related to the field;
  4. Develops and maintains co-operation with the Government of the host country;
  5. Liaises with the other OSCE field operations in the region;
  6. Establishes and maintains contacts with national authorities, universities, research institutions, implementing partners and non-governmental organizations (NGOs);
  7. Assists in arranging OSCE regional events, inter alia, regional seminars and visits to the area by OSCE delegations, as well as other events with OSCE participation;
  8. Supervises 4 international and 2 national staff;
  9. Performs other related duties as required.

* The post title and level of professional competence is subject to upgrade upon approval of the Unified Budget 2012  


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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