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Political Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Montenegro
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:

  • 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:


  • Previous international work experience in international organizations and/or experience in OSCE field missions;
  • Proven skills in political analysis and reporting;
  • Experience in supervising teams;
  • Experience in the area of public affairs, including political and diplomatic skills as well as knowledge of protocol;
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames;
  • 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.


  • Knowledge of the local language;
  • Knowledge of the South-East Europe (SEE) region.
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Mission, the incumbent will be tasked with:

1. Supervising a team of national mission staff (the Senior Political Assistant, the Senior Language and Political Assistant, and the Senior Press and Public Information Assistant);

2. Providing analysis and reporting to the senior management in the Mission on the political situation of the country and trends affecting the area of responsibility (AoR);

3. Compiling all reports as required by the OSCE delegations and the Secretariat in Vienna including Mission Activity Reports, background reports, spot reports and the Weekly Political Overview;

4. Monitoring and analysing national and regional political and security developments;

5. Pro-actively preparing policy notes and briefing papers, and advising on any issues which require a response or action by the Mission;

6. Guiding the development and delivery of the Mission's public affairs strategy;  preparing and editing public statements, press releases, speeches and talking points, and ensuring that information is provided by the relevant Programmes;

7. Providing background material and biographical notes for senior management meetings with political interlocutors;

8. Reviewing information (reports, assessments, briefs, memoranda and other documents) concerning the political background and activities of the Mission;

9. Meeting with selected political parties and non-governmental (NGO) representatives, drafting notes of these meetings;

10. Assisting in policy development work, including assessing the likely political impact of the Mission's projects and activities;

11. Providing briefings to visitors in the Mission, when needed;

12. Performing other duties as required.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Mission to Montenegro, please see


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.   Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.


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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