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Politico-Military Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Office in Yerevan
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Military 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:

  • Officer / Warrant Officer training and/or university degree in a relevant technical field
  • Significant experience in arms control, peace-keeping operations and/or other relevant areas of military-related affairs
  • Experience in negotiations and liaison with governmental and military authorities
  • Ability to compile and analyse information of a political-military nature
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:


  • Knowledge and/or experience in security sector reform
  • Previous working experience in a programmatic/strategic planning role
  • Previous international work experience and/or experience in field missions
  • Programme and project management experience
  • Professional fluency in English, both oral and written, as well as the ability to draft documents clearly and concisely
  • 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
  • Strong analytical and negotiating skills and the ability to take corrective action
  • Ability to establish contact and maintain constructive relations with the local population and authorities
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Working knowledge of Russian and/or Armenian languages
  • Previous experience in the region
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head and Deputy Head of the Office, the Politico-Military Officer:

  1. Develops, implements and monitors activities and projects related to the democratic control of the armed forces, border management, police assistance, terrorism and other politico-military issues;
  2. Analyzes and reports on developments related to the aforementioned fields;
  3. Liaises with other OSCE field operations in the region;
  4. Establishes and maintains liaison with local authorities, universities, research institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs);
  5. Assists in arranging OSCE regional events, inter alia, regional seminars and visits to the area by OSCE delegations, as well as other events with OSCE participation;
  6. Supervises at least four staff;
  7. Performs other duties as 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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