13 October 2017
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
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
Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:
Advanced degree in a relevant field desirable
Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
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 6 years of relevant professional experience in a role requiring planning and policy analysis, project management, reporting, and development and dissemination of strategic communications in an international context;
Familiarity with the challenges to the inclusive security approach, including as regards women, minorities, and disadvantaged social groups.
Professional fluency in English, both oral and written;
Comprehensive knowledge of the political context in Bosnia and Herzegovina;
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;
Familiarity with the OSCE policies, procedures, practices and organisational structure;
The ability to operate Microsoft Office applications, including word processing and e-mail.
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
The Policy and Information Officer is the policy analyst for the Mission in the Politico-Military Dimension and for activities carried out by the Security Co-operation Unit. He/she collaborates with the Head of the Security Co-operation Unit in long-term planning, and develops policy, strategy, concepts and programmes. He/she is responsible for normal administrative adherence to the OSCE Project Cycle Management system, and for the Unit’s internal and external communications, including coordination and finalization of all project proposals, monitoring and evaluation systems, and regular and ad hoc reporting. He/she deputises for the Head of the Security Co-operation Unit and routinely participates and assists in the management of the Unit as required. The incumbent reports to the Head of Security Co-operation Unit. Specific duties include:
Co-ordinating the planning, development and execution of Security Co-operation Unit strategy, policy, projects and activities;
Supporting the Head of 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 HoM as required on policy matters of the in situations of BiH and international Organisations 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; this includes conducting research on selected topics of the Mission interest, drafting background and working papers, and policy briefings;
Formulating messaging to reflect Mission policy in the First Dimension;
Developing Mission comprehensive security and politico-military policy, strategy and plans in accordance with Head of Security Co-operation guidance;
Reviewing output from other Section members as required to ensure that policies and information are accurately represented and to ensure appropriate use of language;
Originating Security Co-operation Unit and Mission output in the form of speeches, presentations, reports and memoranda for information dissemination as required;
Consulting, cooperating, 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, as required, for various events and within relevant supported initiatives;
Deputizing for the Head of the Security Co-operation Unit as required;
Performing other duties as required.
For more detailed information on the work of OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, please see http://www.osce.org/bih
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.
Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.
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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