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Political Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Programme Office in Astana
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Political Affairs
Functional level
Senior professional
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:


Advanced degree in a relevant field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Experience in political analysis and reporting
  • Experience of working in or with the media or in public relations, particularly in gathering, organizing, editing and disseminating information
  • Working knowledge of the Russian language
  • Professional fluency in the English language and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Ability to establish contact and develop confident relations with the local population as well as the ability to work with government officials and institutions
  • Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • 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
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Previous work experience in an international environment or within operational Missions
  • Experience of working in Central Asia and/or knowledge of the region's political history
  • Knowledge of the Kazakh language
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the general direction and supervision of the Head of the OSCE Centre in Astana, the incumbent will be responsible for the reporting of the Centre. Specifically the Political Officer performs the following duties:

  1. Monitors and reports on the political situation in the country;
  2. Provides analysis of current affairs and political developments;
  3. Implements the Centre's projects;
  4. Establishes and maintains contacts with local authorities, NGOs, media, universities and research institutions;
  5. Assists in arranging OSCE events, inter alia, seminars and visits to the area by OSCE delegations, as well as other events with OSCE participation; liaises with the other OSCE field operations in the region;
  6. Prepares and disseminates information about the OSCE and its activities to local and international media; is responsible for public relations;
  7. Monitors and reports on media developments in the mission area;
  8. Performs other duties as required.

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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