14 November 2018
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
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:
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
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 in international studies, public policy, political science or law or related fields
Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience.
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
Experience in working in the region and knowledge of the historical and current political situation in the Mission area;
Excellent drafting, analytical and communication skills;
Experience in liaising with governmental and non-governmental organizations;
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills;
Cultural sensitivity and sound judgement;
Professional fluency in English and ability to draft documents clearly and concisely;
Working knowledge of Russian language;
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 political integration and power sharing models as a conflict resolution tool;
Knowledge of Romanian language would be an asset;
Strong mediation and negotiation skills;
Experience working in an international organization, diplomacy and public affairs.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Mission leadership and the Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) Programme Manager, and the direct supervision of the Senior Political Officer, the incumbent will be tasked with:
Providing political advice and support to the Mission in the political negotiations as part of the Transdniestria settlement process;
Participating in the work of and occasionally hosting negotiating groups regarding various aspects of settlement of the Transdniestria issue;
Following and providing political advice on developments in the Gagauz region of Moldova;
Acting as liaison with political and public officials and non-governmental representatives throughout Moldova on all mandate issues;
Supporting the work of other Mission Members by providing political analysis and representation, including on issues related to the Joint Control Commission and the Peacekeeping operation;
Contributing to Mission reporting and performing any other tasks as required under the direction of the Mission leadership;
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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