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22 November 2017
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Head of Programme Office (D/HoPO) the incumbent acts as the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek (POiB) advisor on all operational aspects of press and public information, advises the Head of Programme Office in Bishkek (HoPO) and D/HoPO on all aspects of public relations and media support, and other relevant political concerns necessary to carry out the POiB’s mandate, keeps the HoPO and D/HoPO updated on current regional situation, assists the HoPO in the analysis of the local media situation, supports the HoPO and D/HoPO during the contacts with local and international journalists, and acts as POiB’s media focal point.
While performing his/her duties, the incumbent establishes close co-operation with a vast number of persons both within the POiB and outside: mass media, key Government partners, civil society, universities, libraries, the public at large, students, researchers, etc., OSCE bodies, OSCE Secretariat, including the Conflict Prevention Centre (CPC), Press and Public Information Section (PPIS), and the Web team), etc.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Advises the HoPO and D/HoPO on effective media and communication strategies, including by developing and keeping update the POiB communication strategy;
Prepares daily press clippings, presentations, analyses based on the monitoring of the media in the areas relevant for the POiB’s mandate; makes translation of articles, relevant letters and other written messages when required;
Organizes and moderates press conferences and briefings; organizes and prepare contributions to interviews for the HoPO, D/HoPO, other OSCE officials when requested;
Drafts POiB’s press releases, statements, and briefing and background papers on the POiB’s activities; makes contribution to monthly and spot reports on the POiB’s activities;
Establishes and keeps close contacts with the media to promote the activity and enhanced visibility of the OSCE and the OSCE PO in Bishkek; maintains good working relations and frequent contacts with local, national and international journalists to ensure fair and objective media reporting on the POiB’s activities;
Provides when requested briefings to POiB visitors on the work of the OSCE and the POiB, among them, students, partner organizations, civil society representatives, researchers, etc., throughout Kyrgyzstan;
Develops OSCE and POiB-related publications (in English, Russian and Kyrgyz). Advises and guides in identifying the required literature and/or sources for information, orders new publications from OSCE and other institutions;
Advises the HoPO and D/HoPO and prepares outreach materials to increase awareness on OSCE and the POiB throughout Kyrgyzstan. This includes: publishing and distribution of OSCE and POiB’s fact sheets in Kyrgyzstan, translation and publishing of major OSCE documents, etc.; arranging for production of POiB’s promotional items such as calendars, pens, mugs, and other memorabilia;
Co-ordinates regular updates of the POiB’s web-site in close co-operation with the OSCE Communication and Media Relations Section and Web team in Vienna. Uploads information on upcoming events, publications, documents, advises and assists in preparation of web feature stories on POiB’s activities. Arranges professional photographers for events when required, also uploads POiB’s photos to the OSCE photo archive;
Performs other related work as assigned.
University degree in journalism or media studies, international relations or related studies; specific focus on international media standards and regulations is an advantage;
Minimum four years of relevant professional experience in media-related and communication field and/or public intuitions, civil society organizations, international organisations, academia preferably focused to international cooperation;
Excellent knowledge of the media landscape;
Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft applications;
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and in Russian in addition to the Kyrgyz language.
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 1489.08 Euro/month. Social benefits will include OSCE participation in the Cigna medical 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.
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.
Please note that the vacancy is open for competition only amongst individuals with actual citizenship of the Kyrgyz Republic. The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the organization.
Please note that in the event of invitation for interview/test, the OSCE is unable to reimburse costs incurred.
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