12 June 2017
- 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:
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, especially Central Asia or the South Caucasus
Knowledge of the regional political situation and the legal environment of the mission area
Demonstrated mediation and negotiation skills
Experience with the development and production of radio and television programs
Tasks and Responsibilities
Plese note that based on the OSCE Permanent Council decision the mandate of the OSCE Office in Tajikistan was extended only until 30 June 2017.
Under the supervision of the Head, Human Dimension Department, the Media Officer:
Manages the day-to-day operations of the Media Unit;
Initiates, plans, organizes and implements programmes to promote the development of independent, pluralist and professional media;
Monitors, analyses 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;
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;
Prepares Unit's contributions to the annual departmental budget, programme outline, project implementation plan and project implementation;
Reviews activity reports and other draft texts;
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);
Maintains close co-ordination, in particular, with the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media;
Assists staff and local partners in the development and production of television and radio programs;
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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