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Vacancy

Information Officer

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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vacancy number
VNBAHS00698
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Media Affairs
Functional level
Professional
Number of posts
1
Duty station
Sarajevo
Deadline
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:

  • University education in journalism, international relations or related field, communications, public relations, media studies or professional certification in journalism, public relations or media technology
  • Experience in working in or with the media or in public relations, particularly in gathering, organizing, editing and disseminating information
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills, including the ability to prepare news- related documents and public presentations in simple, clear language for a broad non-diplomatic audience
  • Good analytical and interpersonal skills
 
 
 
 
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:

Education:

First level university degree or equivalent experience

Experience:

Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience including minimum 1 year in a relevant field strongly preferred

 
 
 
 
Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:

Mandatory:

  • Previous experience working with public information, reporting and journalism
  • Knowledge of the mandate and work of the OSCE as pertaining to at least one of the four broad fields of democratic governance, rule of law, education and human rights
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written, good communication skills, including the ability to prepare news- related documents and public presentations in simple, clear language for a broad non-diplomatic audience
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with client groups
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, gender and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
 
 
 
 
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Senior Information and Coordination Officer of the Human Dimension Department, the incumbent works with regular and ad-hoc reporting and public information mechanisms and issues to ensure that the programmatic activities of the department are properly promoted to internal and external audiences. This includes the development and maintenance of appropriate resources, manuals, presentations and other information tools. The Information Officer is also responsible for providing advice related to reporting, external communication and related issues to the Supervisor.

Specific duties include:

  1. Drafts and conducts substantive editing on external reports and publications and other public information materials;
  2. Develops and/or maintains informational brochures on Human Dimension Department programmatic themes as a means to better promote the work of the Department, increase the overall visibility of the Mission and inform internal and external audiences on the Mission's core objectives and focus areas;
  3. Drafts articles on Mission activities in the form of feature stories, newsletters or magazine articles;
  4. Assists with collecting, synthesizing and harmonizing inputs from programmatic focal points to produce regular internal departmental reports;
  5. Co-ordinates production, design and printing of departmental public reports, external publications and other print and multimedia information materials in close collaboration with the Supervisor, relevant Human Dimension Department focal points and the Mission's Press Unit;
  6. Develops and maintains reference materials and presentations aimed at better informing departmental staff regarding reporting and public information procedures and ensuring improved promotion of the department's programmatic activities. Participates in Head Office and Field Office training exercises as requested;
  7. Assists the supervisor and the Mission's Press Unit in developing and implementing internal and external departmental communication strategies and action plans;
  8. Provides advice to the supervisor on reporting and general public information needs and challenges, including specialized communication components to enhance reporting products and services;
  9. Performs other tasks as required.
 
 
 
 

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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