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26 September 2018
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
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:
Second-level universtiy degree
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:
Proven ability in policy analysis and policy formulation with regard to specific international and regional situations;
Previous significant experience in analysing political developments;
Thorough understanding of multi-disciplinary issues in international co-operation and development;
Proven management skills;
Professional fluency in the English and the ability to draft documents clearly and concisely;
Very good knowledge of the Russian language; knowledge of Kyrgyz language would be an advantage;
Strong communication and analytical skills;
Flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances and to respond to emergency situations;
Demonstrated ability and willingness to manage and work as a member of 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;
Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail.
Working experience in one or more of the main functional areas of the POiB's mandate, preferably in an international environment;
Working experience related to the practical application of OSCE commitments.
Tasks and Responsibilities
The Head of the Politico-Military Unit supervises the activity of the Politico-Military Unit and is responsible for the development, implementation, evaluation and impact assessment of the Politico-Military Dimension (PMD) programme as the tool to achieve implementation of the relevant aspects of the OSCE POiB mandate. The incumbent co-ordinates the programmatic (project-related) work of all members of the PMD programme. Under the supervision of the Head of Programme Office in Bishkek (H/POiB) and Deputy Head of Programme Office in Bishkek (DH/ POiB), the incumbent will be performing the following functions:
Providing support and advice to the H/POiB and DH/POiB on policies and major issues regarding the implementation of the POiB politico-military activities;
In the limits of the POiB mandate, monitoring and reporting on the developments in the host country from the politico-military perspective;
Following implementation of the politico-military commitments;
Defining the strategy of the PMD and allocation of necessary resources for the PMD programme through the programme budgeting process;
Ensuring the full implementation of the politico-military activities in compliance with the OSCE's Common Regulatory Management System (CRMS);
Ensuring that all projects pertaining to politico-military activities (on transnational threats; law enforcement cooperation; security sector governance; fight against terrorism and violent extremism; fight against organised crime and drug trafficking) are adequately developed, implemented, monitored and reported on;
Informing senior management of political priorities, identifies priority projects and important cross-departmental issues, participates in and contributes to planning initiatives for the POiB;
Consulting, co-ordinating and collaborating with other Programme managers on cross dimensional issues and projects;
Representing the POiB at relevant PMD activities;
Identifying local and international stakeholders relevant for the fulfilment of the PMD programme and maintaining regular communication with them;
In the limits of the mandate, co-ordinating programmatic co-operation and work with local governmental and non-governmental sectors, political parties and entities, communities, regional and international stakeholders; participates in inter-agency meetings and advising on political and security issues of common concern;
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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