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 Public Affairs 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 Political Officer, the incumbent carries out the following duties:
Provide advice on the content, style and placement of all Mission public affairs communications, including responsibility for the drafting of all press releases, media advisories and other related documents. Initiates a public affair strategy for approval by the Head of Mission;
On own initiative, processes media enquiries and requests for media interviews, in co-operation with COMMS, when appropriate; co-ordinates press conferences and other public affairs events, including media interviews, speeches, presentations and press points, as directed;
Monitors media sources in relation to the main national developments related to the mandate; Provides written media monitoring reports on a daily and weekly basis;
Responsible for the co-ordination, maintenance and regular updating of the Mission’s web- and social-media sites, including the drafting of all feature stories. Updating content and layout in liaison with COMMs; when required, acts as official photographer for the Mission;
Maintains regular contacts with all media owners, directors, editors and journalists including with the regional outlets; and meets with national actors from politics and civil society when required. Liaises with other international Organizations and civil society in Montenegro, and with neighboring OSCE field operations, when required;
In close consultation with the Political Officer, initiates regular meetings with relevant national staff from the thematic departments to identify forthcoming Mission thematic activities;
Proof reads/edits/translates all documents and published communications in Montenegrin and provides interpretation and translation support when required;
Performs other duties as required.
Citizen or permanent resident of Montenegro;
Minimum 2 years professional working experience in the media, public relations or any related area;
Established reporting skills, including a demonstrated ability to draft news-related documents and other written documents as required;
A sound working knowledge of OSCE principles and Mission activities;
Professional experience with international organizations and demonstrable record of impartiality in public life;
Demonstrates sound political judgment and ability to communicate professionally with high level officials;
Demonstrates strong understanding of the media environment, including through key contacts;
Ability to operate Microsoft Office applications, including word processing, e-mail and Photoshop;
Strong photographic skills;
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and local 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 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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