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Political Officer

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Issued by
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Vacancy number
VNKOSS01875
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:

  • Experience in working in a liaison function
  • Experience in political analysis and reporting
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • 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
  • 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 and Communications, the Political Officer:

  1. Drafts daily, weekly, background and spot reports for the OSCE Secretariat, as well as contributions to other reports for the Office;
  2. Prepares policy notes and briefing papers as required by the Head of Mission;
  3. Assists in policy development work as required;
  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 and Communications is informed of the current developments in the Mission area;  
  7. Performs other duties as required.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, please see http://www.osce.org/kosovo

 
 
 
 

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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