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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 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:


  • Experience in project management
  • Thorough knowledge of OSCE practices, agreements and documents relevant for Arms Controls and Confidence and Security Building Measures (CSBM)
  • Background and experience in Arms Control and CSBM, including the application of broader confidence building measures in conflict settlement
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Professional fluency in English and working knowledge of Russian language
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and emails
  • 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
  • Ability to drive 4 wheel drive vehicles


  • Experience of working in a region with a protracted conflict
  • Experience in peace-keeping operations
  • Experience of arms and ammunition storage management
  • Working knowledge of Romanian language
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) Programme Manager, and the guidance of the Head of Mission, the Politico-Military Officer:

  1. Supports the implementation of projects in the areas of confidence building, arms control and other areas where CPR is engaged;
  2. Co-ordinates CSBM and broader confidence building activities in the Mission and liaises with other OSCE areas and outside agencies and organizations on Arms Control, CSBM and other confidence building matters;
  3. Deputizes for the CPR Programme manager in his absence;
  4. Acts as the adviser on all Arms Control and CSBM matters as well as prepares reports and briefing material on the Mission's  activities in these areas;
  5. Promotes and monitors the implementation of Arms Control and CSBM developed by the Mission in order to assist in creating the conditions necessary for a resolution of the conflict;
  6. Assists in monitoring the military situation in the Security Zone;
  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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