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Public Information Officer

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Archived vacancy details

Vacancy number
VNSECS00544
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Political Affairs
Number of posts
1
Duty station
Vienna
Deadline
Date of issue

 

Background

This position is open for secondment only and participating States are kindly reminded that all costs in relation to assignment at the Secretariat must be borne by their authorities.

Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered. Seconded staff members in the OSCE Secretariat and Institutions are not entitled to a Board and Lodging Allowance payable by the Organization.

 

The Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (SR CTHB) represents the OSCE at the political level on anti-trafficking issues. The Office of the SR CTHB assists OSCE participating States in the implementation of commitments and full usage of recommendations set forth in the OSCE Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings. The Office provides a co-ordinating function among OSCE structures and institutions involved in combating trafficking in human beings (THB) with a focus on the following activities: enhancing the awareness and understanding of THB across the OSCE region; policy planning and advocacy especially in the area of emerging trends of THB and effective approaches to combating THB; and direct assistance to participating States in practical and technical areas, at their request.

 
 
 
 
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Special Representative, the direct supervision of the Deputy Co-ordinator and in co-ordination with the OSCE Office for Press and Public Information Services (PPIS), the incumbent will be tasked with:

  • Writing, editing and restructuring brochures, fact sheets and other public information materials for both internal and external use;
  • Maintaining the web page, including updating relevant content and overseeing design;
  • Assisting in harmonizing the content and production of publications and printed public statements of the OSR-CTHB, including updating and maintaining access to all public information;
  • Co-ordinating the layout and production of the Annual Report;
  • Developing projects for awareness-raising on issues related to combating trafficking in human beings (CTHB) issues;
  • Drafting press releases for conferences, co-ordinating press conferences and organizing meetings, round tables and special press events as well as maintaining contact with local and international journalists;
  • Monitoring of news and other relevant media sources and making relevant information regularly available to professional staff of the Office and to the focal points;
  • Editing and distributing regular newsletters to focal points and OSCE structures and institutions;
  • Maintaining regular subscriptions to relevant news publications and the Mechanism¿s contact database;
  • Keeping record of the recent publications/research on CTHB and related issues;
  • Assisting the advisers with proofing and editing documents in line with the Office¿s publication strategy and OSCE style standards;
  • Providing training for the media on ethical reporting on CTHB cases;
  • Responding to information and briefing requests, including those in relation to the OSCE General Orientation (GO) Programme;
  • Assisting in preparing and/or delivering briefings on behalf of the OSR-CTHB;
  • Co-ordinating the physical and digital library (including maintaining and regularly updating the catalogue of publications and other resources and drafting of abstracts of selected publications);
  • Performing other related duties as assigned and required.
 
 
 
 
Necessary Qualifications
  • University degree in political/social sciences, journalism, communications or related field;
  • A minimum of four years of professional experience in the media/public relations field;
  • Knowledge of CTHB and human rights/humanitarian issues;
  • Experience in journalistic writing, publishing and website maintenance; experience in editing media products (including video), preferably in an international, multi-cultural environment;
  • Professional fluency in English with excellent drafting and public relation skills; knowledge of other OSCE working languages, especially German and Russian, would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of the OSCE and its organisational documentation and terminology would be desirable;
  • Experience with diplomatic procedures would be an asset;
  • Experience and ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines;
  • Knowledge of and practical experience in Windows applications and standard editing software;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.
 
 
 
 

This post is open for secondment only. Candidates are requested to apply through the OSCE desk of the respective Ministry for Foreign Affairs several days prior to deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of the application. Delayed nominations will not be considered.

The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. The nomination of female candidates is particularly encouraged. The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation.

 

 

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