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Political Adviser


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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
  • Diplomatic and negotiating skills
  • Some knowledge of the OSCE principles and commitments
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


A minimum of six years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • University education in history, international relations, political philosophy, political science, law or related fields;
  • Experience in political affairs with international organizations, governments, or non-government organizations involved in quasi-diplomatic activities;
  • Professional fluency in English and demonstrated ability to write clearly and concisely;
  • 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;
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure of deadline;
  • Ability to operate Microsoft Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail.
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the guidance and supervision of the Deputy Head of Mission (DHoM), the incumbent provides analyses on the political developments in the country and recommends issues for action to the DHoM regarding the necessary mediation and confidence building measures to further the achievement of the Mission's political objectives and programmatic activities. More specifically, the duties of the Political Adviser include:

  • Advises the DHoM on political developments in the country, as they concern the Mission's mandate and its political objectives;
  • Analyses the political developments at legislative and executive levels and prepares both short-term reports and long-term trend analyses, both oral and written, on the political situation in the BiH;
  • Recommends to the DHoM courses of action to address political challenges to the implementation of the Mission's mandate in BiH;
  • Within the Office of the Head of Mission, contributes to making recommendations for how the Mission might appropriately and efficiently focus its activities and tasks to take into account any changes in the domestic political and economic landscape;
  • Facilitates co-ordination and planning with relevant staff in the programmatic departments, and with the Heads of Field Offices, to ensure strategic and operational cohesion between political and programmatic activities;
  • Co-ordinates, under the supervision of the DHoM, the work of National Political Officers and Political Analyst working in the Office of the Head of Mission;
  • Liaises with the DHoM on the co-ordination of meetings and lobbying with political parties or government officials;
  • Supervises one Political Analyst and two National Political Officers;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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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