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Local Media Expert


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OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek
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OSCE Programme Office  in Bishkek (POiB) within the project "Assisting the Kyrgyz Republic in improving electoral system” plans to hire a media specialist to provide expert support to the activity of the information and press unit of the Central Election Commission in the Kyrgyz Republic (CEC).

Services will be provided from 01 August 2017 till 30 November 2017 in the office of the Central Election Commission of the Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek).




Tasks and Responsibilities








The specialist shall perform the following tasks:

  • Support the organization of the CEC press-service activities, including  PR organization, media coverage and management;
  • Support the CEC press-service officer to enhance and popularize CEC proactive performance in the social networks;
  • Assist in improving  co-operation of the CEC with the electronic and printing mass media, organization and holding of press-conferences, briefings and other activities with the participation of media representatives;
  • Engage in the development of CEC promotional materials in Kyrgyz and Russian languages (announcement, press-releases, post-releases, articles, posts in the social networks, texts for the CEC sites, pictures etc.);
  • Provide the reports in Russian or English on the work implemented to the POiB.

OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek and the Central Election Commission will provide the specialist with all information and access to the working place needed for the implementation of services.




Necessary Qualifications








  • Higher education;
  • At least 3 years work experience in the field of public relations and media;
  • Experience of work in the press-service of state body is an asset;
  • Knowledge of national legislation related to media rights and obligations;
  • Excellent Kyrgyz and Russian writing skills;
  • Excellent skills of writing media and information materials;
  • Excellent skills of translation of information materials from/into Russian and Kyrgyz;
  • Creativity;
  • Ability to work under pressure.




Required competencies








Core values

  • Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
  • Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
  • Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
  • Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work



Core competencies

  • Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
  • Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
  • Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
  • Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
  • Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
  • Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances



Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)

  • Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
  • Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
  • Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities




Remuneration Package








The remuneration fee is 750 EURO per month.




How To Apply








This position is for citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic only.

We strongly encourage applicants to use the online application system. However, if you have difficulties with the system you may use the OSCE offline application form  found under  and forward the completed form quoting the vacancy number by e-mail

Applications received after the published deadline will not be considered. The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates to apply to become a part of the organization. Please note that in the event of invitation for interview, the OSCE is unable to reimburse costs incurred. Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.



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