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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 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 field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Previous working experience in a programmatic/strategic planning role
  • Proven work experience in project management: project development, including budgeting, monitoring, implementation, and reporting (both narrative and financial)
  • Professional fluency in the English and Russian languages, both oral and written, including the ability to draft documents clearly and concisely
  • Strong analytical and negotiating skills with the ability to take corrective measures
  • Supervisory and management experience in an operational/active security/defence environment
  • Experience in dealing with senior military and other high-level governmental officials
  • 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
  • Proven ability to establish contact and constructive relations with local population and officials
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Previous work experience in Central Asia preferably in an international environment or within operationalMissions
  • Experience in development and delivery of security and defence initiatives
  • Extensive knowledge of regional political developments and issues related to military matters in Central Asia
  • Experience in negotiation/mediation
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the general direction and supervision of the Head of the OSCE Centre in Ashgabad, the incumbent will be responsible for 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 Centre's activities in the politico-military dimension of the OSCE:
  4. Establishes contacts and liaises with senior government officials of the Ministry of Defence, relevant parliamentary committees, and other officials dealing with security and defence issues, as well as with local authorities, universities, research institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs);
  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, prepares detailed schedules of project implementation, briefings, presentations in regard to the programme/projects on security/defence initiatives;
  8. Monitors and reports on media developments in the mission area;
  9. Develops, implements and monitors activities and projects related to SALW and Confidence and Security Building Measures (CSBM);
  10. 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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