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Political Officer

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Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
VNKOSS01247
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Political Affairs
Functional level
Professional
Number of posts
1
Duty station
Prishtine/Pristina
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:

Education:

First level university degree or equivalent experience

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:

Mandatory:

  • Working experience in a liaison function
  • Experience in political analysis and reporting
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, and engage 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 and with limited time frames
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the Mission area
  • Working experience in one or more of the main functional areas of the Mission's mandate, preferably in an international environment
 
 
 
 
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of Head of the Office of Political Affairs, the Political Officer:

  1. Drafts daily, weekly, background and spot reports for the OSCE Secretariat, as well as contributions to the quarterly reports for the Office of the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General;
  2. Prepares policy notes and briefing papers as required by the Head of Mission;
  3. Assists in developing Mission policies to address problems within his/her area of responsibility;
  4. Monitors and analyses relevant developments;
  5. Liaises with international and local stakeholders;
  6. Liaises with the Mission's Departments and Field Offices to ensure that the Office of Political Affairs is informed of the current developments in the Mission area;
  7. 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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