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Politico-Military Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Moldova
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:


  • Prior experience of active duty within the military including Arms Control and Confidence and Security Building Measures (CSBM)
  • Experience in peace-keeping operations and work experience within the field of conflict prevention and resolution
  • Knowledge of OSCE practices, agreements and documents relevant to Arms Controls and CSBM
  • Project management experience
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written
  • Working knowledge of the Russian language
  • 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


  • Experience of working in East Europe/former USSR and knowledge of regional affairs
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Head of Mission, the Politico-Military Officer:

  1. Manages the Mission's Conflict Prevention/Resolution Programme and co-ordinates the activities of the Political-Military and Military Mission Members;
  2. Develops and implements Arms Control and Confidence Building Measures in military, security and other spheres in support of the Transdniestria conflict settlement process;
  3. Advises the Head of Mission on political military issues, including those related to peacekeeping operations, and monitors, analyses and reports on the political-military processes within Moldova and evaluates the implications of these developments;
  4. Represents the Mission and facilitates contacts with representatives of the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation, local Transdniestrian officials and other military and civilian authorities on the full range of political-military issues covered in the Mission's mandate;
  5. Assists in the design and implementation of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and Conventional Ammunition stockpile management projects in Moldova;
  6. Co-ordinates the Mission's activities on monitoring and reporting on the situation in the Transdniestria region of the Republic of Moldova in accordance with the Mission's mandate;
  7. Heads the Mission's Program Management Cell set up to facilitate, monitor, verify and report on issues related to the withdrawal of Russian troops, arms and ammunition from the Transdniestria region of Moldova; administers the OSCE Voluntary Fund set up for supporting the Russian withdrawal;
  8. Supervises six Mission Members: three International Secondees and three National Assistants;
  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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