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Mission Spokesperson

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:


  • First-level university degree in journalism, international relations or related field, communications, public relations, media studies or professional certification in journalism, public relations or media technology;
  • Excellent writing skills, experience of drafting documents for a variety of audiences and the ability to write clearly and concisely;
  • Media and public affairs experience, including handling media inquiries and interview requests, and the ability to manage the dissemination of appropriate information;
  • Experience in project management;
  • Knowledge of the historical and current political situation of the Mission area, sound political judgement and keen analytical skills;
  • Professional fluency in English, both oral and written, and working knowledge of Russian;
  • Experience of using and maintaining social media platforms;
  • 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;
  • Knowledge of IT functions and experience in using computers and relevant software.


  • Experience of working in an international organization;
  • Knowledge of Media legislation;
  • Working knowledge of Romanian language;
  • Experience with the use of digital photography and video.
Tasks and Responsibilities

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

  1. Drafts press releases, statements, press lines, news items and media advisories, manages the clearance process and ensures their distribution to target audiences;
  2. Prepares a daily news digest, including drafting summaries for each news story, ensures timely clearance and distribution, and ensures that the distribution list is up-to-date;
  3. Develops and implements a media strategy designed to ensure that appropriate information about Mission activities is reaching the relevant audience;
  4. Supervises the monitoring and distribution within the Mission of local and international media;
  5. Handles requests for interviews from domestic and foreign journalists;
  6. Supervises and conducts press conferences, media events and interviews;
  7. Conducts outreach activities in support of the Mission's mandate;
  8. Manages the implementation of projects related to media freedom and public outreach;
  9. Maintains close liaison with the OSCE Secretariat's Communications and Media Relations Section and with the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media in Vienna;
  10. Supervises internal monitoring and reporting in the field of freedom of the media;
  11. Manages the Mission's social media presence, including being responsible for the day-to-day management of social media platforms;
  12. Oversees the development and maintenance of the Mission's website;
  13. Supervises two local mission members;
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Mission to Moldova, please see:


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.