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Political Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Serbia
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Political Affairs
Functional level
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:



First level university degree or equivalent 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:



  • At least two years of relevant professional experience in public service and/or international organization
  • Experience in project management and/or political analysis
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and meet tight deadlines
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written
  • 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
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well asthe ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail



  • Experience in public relations
  • Working knowledge of the Serbian language


Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Mission and Deputy Head of Mission, and direct supervision of the Head of Political and Press Affairs, the incumbent will be mainly engaged in analyzing the Mission's external political environment and in developing, editing and advising on adapting the Mission's policies accordingly.

The incumbent will also be involved in drafting external communication material on behalf of the Head of Mission and Deputy Head of Mission, such as press releases, media advisories, correspondence, bi-weekly and spot reports.

Specifically, thePolitical Officerwill carry out the following duties:

  1. Follows the Mission's external political and media environment through regular review of the publications, as well as through maintaining regular communication with relevant external counterparts;
  2. Assesses and analyzes political developments in the host country in co-ordination with other political and press officers;
  3. Establishes and maintains regular contact with the Mission's programmatic departments to ensure the best attainable quality of the Mission's reporting and external communication materials;
  4. Provides feedback to the departments on the OSCE and Mission's policies and practices regarding reporting and external communication;
  5. Maintains regular contact with the relevant desk officer(s)in theOSCE Secretariat to ensure alignment with OSCE-wide policies;
  6. Maintains contact with the Mission's field presences and, when tasked, serve as a liaison point between the relevant field officers and their counterparts in Belgrade;
  7. Performs other related 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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