In the Political and Public Affairs Unit (PPAU) within the OSCE Presence in Albania, an opportunity has arisen for an Internship, open for international candidates.
This internship is planned for an initial duration of 4 months starting from beginning of June 2019, which upon mutual agreement between the incumbent and the Presence can potentially be extended to 6 month.
The unit is at the heart of the OSCE Presence in Albania, directly supporting the Head of Presence in his diplomatic, policy oversight and communications roles. The Political and Public Affairs Unit leads on political analysis, media relations and reporting, briefing and drafting for the Ambassador, and personal support to his diplomatic work.
Tasks and Responsibility:
The Intern will work for a period of 4 months, under the supervision of Chief Political, Public Affairs and Reporting Officer, supporting the staff of the Unit in conducting their day-to-day activities. The work will include the following tasks:
1. Drafting briefings, reports, news items and feature stories based on Presence activities, PPAU and senior management meetings and events;
2. Supporting event planning through drafting Action Lists, liaising with guests to collect confirmation of participation, putting together media kits;
3. Drafting speeches/talking points based on information inputs from various Departments;
4. Conducting research or assisting in conducting research on topics of current political interest
5. Supporting social media outreach through drafting the content of posts and actually posting on various social media channels, providing evaluations of social media impact, making suggestions for increasing the impact of social media use by the Presence;
6. Liaising with external parties subcontracted to produce public information products (such as brochures, flyers, leaflets, posters, radio or TV spots) in order to ensure design and production according to specifications;
7. Attending meetings with external parties and taking notes of discussions for later summary for the use of the Head of Presence 8. Other duties as assigned.
• Max. 30 years of age
• The candidate should have completed two years of full-time university education in an accredited institution or have completed a first or advanced/postgraduate degree in a field relevant to the OSCE’s mandate no longer than two years before the date of the deadline of the vacancy notice.
• Previous work, study, or research experience outside the home country is an advantage.
• Effective writing, analysis and research skills
• Previous experience with media work would be an advantage.
• Previous experience with project organization/management would be an advantage
• Professional fluency in English;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective work relations with different cultural and national backgrounds.
• Ability to operate Windows applications including word processing and e-mail.
• A strong (demonstrated) interest in political affairs is desirable for this position.
This Internship is not remunerated. Necessary travel expenses to the mission at the commencement and from the Mission home at the end of the Internship will not reimbursed. In lieu of remuneration, the Mission shall contribute towards the cost of living of international interns who are non-residents at the duty station. This contribution is equivalent to maximum 10% of the applicable BLA (=11 Euro per day) rate of the respective field operation duty station. Attention: Interns are obliged to provide the OSCE with evidence that they have health insurance coverage which is valid for the duty station(s) of their internship, prior to commencing the Internship.
How to apply:
All applications are due by 05 April 2019. Please specify in the Cover Letter your earliest starting date and for any question/ information please contact through email@example.com. If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/. The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy or to cancel the recruitment. The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply. Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process. Delayed nominations will not be considered.