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Media Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Media Affairs
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
Duty station
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:


Advanced degree in a relevant field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Experience in media development, including educational background in media and/or training and in donor and civil society co-ordination
  • Excellent command of project cycle management from project development through monitoring and evaluation including financial and narrative reporting
  • Minimum 2 years of managerial experience with proven ability to supervise staff
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written
  • Working knowledge of Russian and/or Tajik languages
  • Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relations 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
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure of tight deadlines
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Previous field experience in the CIS states, preferably Central Asia or South Caucasus
  • Knowledge of the regional political situation and the legal system of the mission area
  • Demonstrated mediation and negotiation skills
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head, Human Dimension Department, the Media Officer:

  1. Manages the day-to-day operations of the Media Unit;
  2. Initiates, plans, organizes and implements programmes to promote the development of independent, pluralist and professional media;
  3. Monitors, analyzes and reports on media activities, freedom of expression and freedom of media to promote the full compliance with OSCE principles and commitments regarding the freedom of the media;
  4. Advises the Office and informs counterparts on the OSCE strategies regarding media legislation, media development, protection of journalists' rights, freedom of media and freedom of expression;
  5. Prepares Units contributions to the annual departmental budget, programme outline, project implementation plan and project implementation;
  6. Reviews activity reports and other draft texts;
  7. Establishes and maintains contacts with national and local Tajik authorities, universities and research institutions, international organizations, embassies of foreign countries, Tajik and international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs);
  8. Maintains close co-ordination, in particular, with the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media;
  9. Manages three national staff members;
  10. Performs other related duties as required.

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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