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Policy and Information Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Political 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:

  • Experience in preparing analytical reports
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills
  • Knowledge of regional political history and developments
  • Some knowledge of the OSCE principles and commitments
Level of Professional Competence Requirements
Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • University degree in international relations, political science, security studies, public policy, public administration or another related discipline;
  • A minimum of six (6) years of relevant professional experience in a role requiring policy analysis, reporting, and development and dissemination of strategic communications in an international context;
  • Familiarity with the challenges to the inclusive security approach, including the challenges facing women, minorities, and disadvantaged social groups;
  • Professional fluency in English, both oral and written;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the political context and situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH);
  • Familiarity with the OSCE policies, procedures, practices and organisational structure;
  • 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;
  • The ability to operate Microsoft Office applications, including word processing and email.


  • Experience working in post-conflict societies preferred, as is application of OSCE principles and best practices, including its comprehensive approach to security;
  • Knowledge of Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian language(s) is preferred.
Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Deputizing for the Head of the Security Co-operation Unit, as required;
  • Providing analysis and advice for the planning, development and execution of Section policy, activities and projects, and for information dissemination;
  • Supporting the Head of of the Security Co-operation in project management of individual work-streams within the unit, as required;
  • Providing analysis and advice to the Head of the Security Co-operation Unit and to the Head of Mission (HoM), as required, on policy matters of the in situations of BiH and international organizations within the area of comprehensive security and politico-military affairs;
  • Contributing to policy discussions related to security co-operation and politico-military affairs among the Mission Senior Staff members, to include conducting research on selected topics of Mission interest and drafting background and working papers, as well as policy briefings;
  • Formulating messages to reflect Mission policy in the area of the OSCE's First Dimension;
  • Collaborating with the Head of the Security Co-operation Unit in the development of Mission comprehensive security and politico-military policy;
  • Reviewing output from other Section members, as required, to ensure that policies and information are accurately represented and to ensure appropriate use of language;
  • Developing Unit and Mission output in the form of speeches, presentations, reports and memoranda in the security related field as required;
  • Consulting, co-operating, and liaising with designated representatives of:  the OSCE Mission; BiH Ministries of Defense, Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Security; the Armed Forces of BiH; the BiH Parliamentary Assembly; Office of the High Representative; European Union Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina; NATO Headquarters Sarajevo; European Union Forces (EUFOR); UNDP Offices in BiH,  embassies of various countries, and others as necessary;
  • Representing the OSCE, the Mission, and the Department for various events and within relevant supported initiatives, as required;
  • Serving as the Police Matters Focal Point for the Mission, advising the OSCE Strategic Police Matters Unit (SPMU) on relevant developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and facilitating contacts of SPMU and Mission leadership with relevant BiH stakeholders, as required;
  • Supervising three (3) General Service staff;
  • Performing other duties as required.

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.

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.



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