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23 May 2018
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
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, Political and Reporting Unit, the Political/Reporting Officer:
Providing analysis and reports to the Mission Senior Management on the political situation of the country and trends affecting the area of responsibility (AoR);
Composing all reports as required by the OSCE delegations and Secretariat in Vienna including Mission Activity Reports, background reports and spot reports;
Composing the Political and Reporting Unit’s Weekly Political Overview;
Monitoring and analyzes national and regional political and security developments;
Pro-actively preparing policy notes and briefing papers, advising on any issues which require a response or action by the Mission;
Providing background material and biographical notes for meetings of the senior management with political interlocutors;
Reviewing information in the form of reports, assessments, briefs, memoranda and other documents concerning political background and Mission activities;
Meeting with selected political parties and NGOs representatives, providing notes;
Assisting in policy development work, including assessing the likely political impact of Mission projects and activities;
Providing briefings to visitors in the Mission when needed;
Performing other duties as needed and/or required.
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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