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Political Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Political Affairs
Functional level
Senior professional
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:


Advanced degree in a relevant fiel


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Experience in political analysis and reporting
  • Experience in project design and management
  • Experience in liaising with representatives of governmental and non-governmental structures
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgement
  • 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


  • Working knowledge of the Russian and/or Tajik languages
  • Previous work experience in an international environment or within operational Missions
  • Experience of working in the Central Asian region and/or knowledge of the region
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head of the OSCE Office in Tajikistan and direction of the Deputy Head of the Office, the Political Officer:

  1. Monitors and reports on the political situation in the country, including drafting monthly Activity Reports, Spot Reports and the Head of Mission's annual Permanent Council report;
  2. Provides analysis of current affairs and political developments and conducts regular briefings for visitors with a particular focus on issues related to regional stability and security, transnational security threats and OSCE engagement with Afghanistan;
  3. Serves as the chief political adviser and speech writer to the Head and Deputy Head of Office;
  4. Performs duties as the Mission's early warning focal point, co-ordinates the collection, collation, analysis, assessment and communication of early warning-related information from across all three OSCE dimensions of security;
  5. Serves as protocol officer for high-level delegation visits, OSCE regional events and other events with OSCE participation;
  6. Establishes and maintains close contacts with members of the parliament, government officials, political parties, local authorities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and research institutions;
  7. Supports other core responsibilities in the Office of Head of Mission 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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