2 April 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:
First-level university degree in economics, regional planning and development, environmental studies or related fields, or equivalent professional experience in such areas
Work experience in the fields of economics, business development, regional planning and development or environmental development and protection
Experience working with developing or transitional economies
Communication, interpersonal and analytical skills
Level of Professional Competence Requirements
Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:
First-level university degree in a relevant field
Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
First-level university degree in economics, law, public policy, public administration, regional planning and development or related fields, or equivalent professional experience in such areas;
Ability to operate MS Office applications, including, e-mail and to use the internet;
A minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience among others in the fields of regional planning and development;
Work experience in the fields of good governance, economics, business development, regional planning and development;
Experience working with developing or transitional economies;
Established knowledge of the Programme related issues especially in the area of economic and environmental governance and ability to comprehend the political and socio-economic situation in the area and region;
Project management experience, including development, implementation and monitoring, and evaluation procedures, preferably of good governance project activities;
Ability to establish contact and develop confident relations with civil society, as well as the ability to work with government officials and institutions;
Strong analytical, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills; ability to compile and analyse relevant information;
Previous experience supervising staff;
Strong organizational skills and the ability to compile and analyse relevant information;
Previous international experience, preferably within operational missions and in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), especially in Central Asia;
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely;
Ability to respect decision making string, to comprehend complexity and importance of the project and to act in accordance to the existing procedures;
Cultural sensitivity and judgment;
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;
Knowledge of OSCE principles and commitments;
Required short-term geographical flexibility;
Professional fluency in English: both oral and written.
Knowledge of Russian language.
Tasks and Responsibilities
The Regional Development Officer is responsible for the implementation, monitoring, controlling and evaluation of the economic and environmental programme activities conducted within the regions of Kyrgyzstan. The incumbent is responsible for providing an overview on regional development issues in the country. Supervised by the Head of Economic and Environmental Department, the incumbent will also keep the Head of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek fully informed of his/her activities, will involve the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek in his/her planning and where necessary, seek his/her administrative approval. The Deputy Head of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek is the incumbent¿s Second Level Supervisor. The incumbent will be responsible for:
Providing analysis and advice to the Head of Economic and Environmental Department on Programme related issues with a special emphasis on the regions of Kyrgyzstan;
Keeping the Head of Economic and Environmental Department abreast of all relevant developments in the area connected to economic governance and sustainable development initiatives related to the regions of Kyrgyzstan;
Assessing and reporting on relevant developments taking place in Kyrgyzstan in the sphere of regional development and drafting relevant background reports and concept papers;
Contributing to developing the strategy and necessary resources for the economic and environmental Programme of the EED through the Programme Budgeting process;
In co-ordination with the Head of Economic and Environmental Department contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of relevant projects. Ensuring that all economic governance and sustainable development projects within Kyrgyzstan are adequately monitored, controlled and reported on;
Assisting the Head of Economic and Environmental Department in the provision of the EED mid-year and annual program revisions and EED budget reviews in the areas and projects and activities of the EED connected to economic governance and sustainable regional development of Kyrgyzstan. Assisting in arranging OSCE national and regional events, visits to the area by OSCE delegations, as well as other events with OSCE participation;
Performing other related duties on cross-dimensional issues;
Identifying local and international stakeholders relevant for the fulfilment of the programme and maintaining regular communication with them;
Initiating, maintaining and developing contacts and communication with government agencies, ministries, NGOs, international organizations and donor agencies for exchange of information, program development, co-ordination, evaluation and follow-up;
As requested by the Head of Economic and Environmental Department, representing the OSCE and the POiB in meetings, conferences, seminars on advocating for the fulfilment of EED commitments to external audiences;
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. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.
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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