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Political/Reporting Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Skopje
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:


  • Excellent oral and written skills in English
  • 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
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca
  • Working experience in one or more of the main functional areas of the Mission¿s mandate, preferably in an international environment
  • Working experience in the Western Balkans region
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Political and Reporting Unit, the Political/Reporting Officer:

  1. Provides analysis and reports to the Mission Senior Management on the political situation of the country and trends affecting the area of responsibility (AoR);
  2. Composes all reports as required by the OSCE delegations and Secretariat in Vienna including Mission Activity Reports, background reports and spot reports;
  3. Composes the Political and Reporting Unit¿s Weekly Political Overview;
  4. Monitors and analyzes national and regional political and security developments;
  5. Pro-actively prepares policy notes and briefing papers, advising on any issues which require a response or action by the Mission;
  6. Provides background material and biographical notes for meetings of the senior management with political interlocutors;
  7. Reviews information in the form of reports, assessments, briefs, memoranda and other documents concerning political background and Mission activities;
  8. Meets with selected political parties and NGOs representatives, providing notes;
  9. Assists in policy development work, including assessing the likely political impact of Mission projects and activities;
  10. Provides briefings to visitors in the Mission when needed;
  11. Performs other duties as needed and/or required.

For more detailed information on the work of OSCE Mission to Skopje, please see


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.

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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