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Political Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Centre in Ashgabat
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:




  • Ability to establish contact and develop relations with the local population as well as the ability to work with government officials and institutions
  • Experience in working in or with the media or in public relations, particularly in gathering, organizing, editing and disseminating information
  • Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of the Russian language
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work impartially and objectively with peopleof diverse cultural and religious backgrounds, as well as with tact and diplomacy in addressing external persons and multinational staff
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work in a gender-sensitive manner
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail




  • Knowledge of the Turkmen language
  • Experience of working in Central Asia and/or knowledge of the region's political history
  • Previous work experience preferably in an international environment or within operational missions


Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the general direction and supervision of the Head of the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat, the Political Officer will be responsible for the reporting of the Centre. Specifically, the incumbent performs the following duties:


  1. Monitors and reports on the political situation in the country;
  2. Provides analysis of current affairs and political developments;
  3. Implements the Centre'sactivities in the politico-military dimension of the OSCE;
  4. Establishes and maintains contacts with local authorities, NGOs, media, universities and research institutions;
  5. Assists in arranging OSCE events, inter alia, seminars and visits to the area by OSCE delegations, as well as other events with OSCE participation;
  6. Liaises with the other OSCE presences in the region;
  7. Prepares and disseminates information about the OSCE and its activities to local and international media and is responsible for public relations;
  8. Monitors and reports on media developments in the mission area;
  9. Performs other 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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