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National Programme Officer, Tiraspol Office


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Moldova
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
Local Contracted
Field of expertise
General Administration
Functional level
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of issue



OSCE missions and field activities are the front line of OSCE work in countries that require assistance and are the agent through which political decisions are translated into action. Each mission has a different mandate but generally work addresses early warning, preventive diplomacy, conflict management and post-conflict rehabilitation.



Tasks and Responsibilities


The incumbent is assigned to the Office of Head of Mission Programme (OHM) in Tiraspol’s office and functions as National Programme Officer, under the direct supervision of the Deputy Head of Mission.  He/She performs the following tasks:

  • Advises and reports to the Mission’s Management on all activities undertaken in Transdniestria and on the political, policy, legal and civil-military implications which might influence the Mission’s policy implementation
  • Supervises and manages the daily operations of the field office
  • Serves as a legal expert and facilitates, and supports the implementation of the Anti-Trafficking and Gender Programme as well as the Human Rights and Democratization Programme in Transdniestria
  • Initiates, plans, supervises and participates in implementation of projects
  • Examines individual complaints on alleged human rights violations; Analyses complaints against local legislation and international human rights law; Suggests and implements follow-up actions of the Mission as response to the complaints
  • Prepares briefing notes, reports and articles on issues and activities in the areas of interest to the Mission, within its mandate, in Transdniestria as requested
  • Maintains contacts with local authorities, NGOs and international organizations mainly in Transdniestria as well as elsewhere in Moldova as relevant
  • Performs other related work as assigned.



Necessary Qualifications

  • University degree in political sciences, law, international relations, business or public administration, or other related fields;
  • Minimum two years of professional working experience;
  • Extensive experience at a senior management and policy making level, preferably within an international environment, national administrations or private sector;
  • Experience working in an NGO or international organization in the legal and/or  human rights protection fields is desirable;
  • Experience in supervision of staff;
  • Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft applications;
  • Excellent written and communication skills in English and Russian; Knowledge of Romanian Language is an asset;
  • Holding a valid driving license;
  • Resident of the Republic of Moldova.

Required competencies

    Core values
  • 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
Core competencies
  • 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

Remuneration Package

    Monthly remuneration is EUR 1183.00. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Moldova. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.

How To Apply


If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under  The deadline for submitting the application is 16 June 2017.

Please note that CVs and other applications submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form will not be reviewed.

Applications received after the deadline or in other languages than the English language would 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 achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. Only the OSCE on-line applications will be accepted and short-listed applicants contacted.



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