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Political Analyst


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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
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of entry on duty
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:


  • University education in international studies, public policy, political science or law or related fields
  • Diplomatic experience or experience working in political affairs with international organizations or governments
  • 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:



First level university degree or equivalent experience



Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience including minimum 1 year in a relevant field strongly preferred

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:



  • Knowledge of the political structures and current political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Understandingof the activities and mandates of the international organizations in Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and reporting skills, with ability to work under pressure, manage multiple tasks and process large amount of information
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and to participate effectively in a team-based information sharing environment
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team member and with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity, with tact and diplomacy in dealing with both external persons and multinational staff
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
  • Excellent English language skills including oral and written communications




  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the Mission area
  • Familiarity with the OSCE policies, procedures, practices and organizational structure
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the guidance and supervision of the Director of Policy and Planning, the incumbent provides analysis of political developments within Bosnia and Herzegovina and internationally. The Political Analyst contributes to the work of the Office of the Head of Mission, in particular by supporting the Director of Policy and Planning in the area of public policy. Specific duties:

  1. Provides analysis of political issues, ensuring that trends and developments at national and international levels relevant to the Mission¿s work are brought to the attention of the Director of Policy and Planning;
  2. Assists the Director of Policy and Planning and the Senior Political Advisor on press and public information issues, including by reviewing and editing press releases, drafting articles, replies to interviews and other texts destined to the media and the general public;
  3. Contributes to, reviews, and edits political and other reports, including the Mission Bi-Weekly Report;
  4. Assists, as requested, the Director of Policy and Planning and the OHR/EUSR Liaison Officer in supporting the Sarajevo Field Office and the other field offices within the same Area of Responsibilities in analyzing political challenges related to the programmatic activities;
  5. Contributes to the preparation of briefings, speeches and other materials for the Head and Deputy Head of Mission, as requested;
  6. Performs other tasks as requested.

The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. The nomination of female candidates is particularly encouraged.


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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