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Mission Spokesperson


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Moldova
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 with structuring and granting of interviews, press conferences and media events, and writing skills for a variety of audiences
  • Knowledge of the historical and current political situation of the Mission area
  • Experience in working with journalists
  • Experience in managing social media
  • Professional fluency in English, both oral and written, and the ability to draft documents clearly and concisely
  • Working knowledge Russian language, including the ability to conduct substantive business
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work 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
  • Cultural sensitivity and sound judgement
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and email


  • Experience of working in an international organization, public affairs or professional communications
  • Experience of using digital photography and video
  • Knowledge of media legislation
  • Knowledge of Romanian language will be highly desirable
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova, the Mission Spokesperson performs the following duties:

  1. Develops and implements a media strategy designed to generate maximum positive local and international coverage of Mission activities;
  2. Supervises and conducts press conferences and media events;
  3. Drafts press releases, statements, press lines, news items and media advisories and ensures its distribution to varied target audiences;
  4. Supervises the monitoring of local and international media and ensures timely distribution of daily press reviews throughout the Mission;
  5. Drafts speeches and prepares briefing materials for the Head of Mission for public events;
  6. Handles requests for interviews from domestic and foreign journalists;
  7. Maintains close liaison with the OSCE Secretariat's Communications and Media Relations Section;
  8. Oversees the development and maintenance of the Mission's website;
  9. Manages the Mission's social media presence, including being responsible for the day to day management of social media platforms
  10. Conducts outreach activities in support of the Mission's mandate, including managing projects related to outreach and visibility;
  11. Manages the development, production and dissemination of information materials
  12. Manages the implementation of projects related to Media Freedom and Media development, including through Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs);
  13. Prepares analyses and reports on freedom of the media and monitors main developments in this field;
  14. Maintains close liaison with the Representative of Freedom of Media in Vienna;
  15. Supervises two local mission members;
  16. Performs other duties as assigned.

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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