12 April 2018
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
OSCE Mission to Montenegro is seeking for highly qualified, motivated and experienced candidates for the position of National Political Officer in the Office of Head of Mission. The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization, and seeks for candidates who meet the core values and competences of the organization.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Political Officer, the incumbent carries out the following duties:
Prepares policy notes and briefing papers, advising on any issues which require a response or action by the Mission. Provides background material and biographical notes for meetings of senior management with external interlocutors;
Liaises with the authorities, political parties and NGOs on issues relevant to the OSCE mission’s mandate. Attends events and meeting organized by the authorities/institutions, political parties and NGOs as well as regional and local organizations/associations;
Draft regular written reports as required by the Secretariat including Mission Activity Reports, background reports and spot reports;
When required prepares and edits public statements, press releases, speeches and talking points, ensuring relevant information is provided by the relevant Programmes;
Follows national political developments, in particular those that may have implications to the work of the Mission, and for these purposes maintain contacts with relevant interlocutors including leaders of political parties. Follows up on media stories with the focus on events and developments relevant for the Mission;
Organize incoming and outgoing official visits, prepares background and other relevant information for these visits, accompanies visitors to meetings as required, as well as follows up on activities that may be agreed in the course of the visits. Supports all other Mission visits as appropriate. Manages agendas and itineraries during these visits. Prepares background and other relevant information related to the visit;
Performs other duties as required, including interpretation and translation as directed.
Citizen or permanent resident of Montenegro;
A first level university degree in Political Science or Social Science related subject;
Minimum of two years professional experience with political structures, government and/or international organizations;
Knowledge of regional political history and developments;
Ability to analyse and interpret research data and to present findings and conclusions;
Ease of communication with representatives of members of various administrative structures and political parties;
Demonstrable record of impartiality in public life;
Administrative skills to organize meetings, conferences and seminars;
Computer literate with practical experience with Microsoft packages and applications;
Familiarity with the OSCE principles and activities;
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and local language;
Holder of a valid driving license.
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
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
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 1,810.08 euro/month. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna health insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.
Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale. At the discretion of the appointing authority a higher step may be approved up to a maximum of step 3 subject to specific conditions.
How To Apply
This position is open to citizens and permanent residents of Montenegro only.
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org.
Please note that offline applications submitted via email, fax, or mail 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 from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.
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