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Senior Field Representative of the Head of Centre


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Political Affairs
Functional level
Middle management
Number of posts
Duty station
Osh, Kyrgyzstan
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:

  • University education in international studies, public policy, political science or law or related fields
  • Diplomatic experience or experience working in political affairs with international organizations or governments
  • Experience in preparing analytical reports
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills
  • Knowledge of regional political history and developments
  • Diplomatic and negotiating skills
  • Some knowledge of the OSCE principles and commitments
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Advanced education/certified training course in a relevant field desirable


Minimum 6 years of relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 3 years at the management level relevant to the actual position

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Experience in local government support, political affairs, civil society development and governance, legal affairs, human rights or anti-trafficking and anti-corruption issues
  • Experience in liasing with governmental and non-governmental organizations
  • Diplomatic and negotiating skills
  • Familiarity with the regional political environment in Central Asia and its implications for the Centre
  • Demonstrated experience in project development, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Excellent drafting, reporting, analysis, and writing skills as well as strong communication and oral presentation skills
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances and to respond to emergency situations
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to manage and 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; willingness to work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve the Centre's goals
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Professional fluency in English and Russian languages, both oral and written
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Previous international work experience and/or experience in field missions
  • Working knowledge of Kyrgyz
Tasks and Responsibilities

The OSCE Centre in Bishkek was established in late 1998 and seeks to have a lasting effect within five strategic priority areas: strengthening of relations between communities; fostering good governance and combating corruption; fighting against terrorism; promoting human rights protection and the rule of law; and furthering gender equality.

Through the Osh field office and an office in Batken an array of conflict-prevention activities are being implemented, in addition to monitoring the inter-ethnic relations in the southern provinces of the country.

Under the supervision of the Head of Centre (HoC) and the Deputy Head of Centre (DHoC), the Senior Field Representative will act as the principle representative of the HoC in southern Kyrgyzstan and be based in the Osh field office.  Currently there are 44 mission members in the field office.  As such he/she :

  1. Fulfils the role of a chief reporting officer in southern Kyrgyzstan in the Office in Osh;   through the regular provision of strategic analysis of political issues, ensuring that trends and developments relevant to the Centre's work are brought to the attention of the Centre in Bishkek's senior management. Such reporting will include at least monthly visits for debriefing and consultations at the Centre's main office in Bishkek;
  2.  Acts as focal point for early warning reports from southern Kyrgyzstan to be channelled through and formatted by the Senior Political Officer;
  3. Co-ordinates and synthesizes reporting input received by Programmatic and Field Officers in Osh, Batken and Jalal-Abad;
  4. Contributes to the definition of political reporting priorities in close co-ordination with the Head of Centre, Deputy Head of Centre, and, in particular on early warning, with the Senior Political Officer;
  5. Keeps efficient and open working contacts with the Programme Co-ordinator and programme managers in Bishkek as well as with international and national staff members in Osh, Batken and Jalal-Abad;
  6. Supports programme officers in the Osh Field Office in the implementation, monitoring and controlling of their activities upon  request, or that of the Centre's  senior management, the Programme Co-ordinator or programme managers;
  7. Ensures  coherence between the political and programmatic strands of the Centre's work within southern Kyrgyzstan, and where necessary, provides advice and guidance to the Programme Co-ordinator and programme managers on how this could be improved;
  8. Directs and closely supervises the work of the Batken Field Office and the Local Programme Co-ordinator in Jalal-Abad;
  9. Ensures all staff in southern Kyrgyzstan are informed and co-ordinated in their activities, including through the chairing of regular co-ordination meetings;
  10. With the agreement of the Head and Deputy Head of Centre, makes public statements on behalf of the Centre, in co-ordination with the Spokesperson;
  11. As the principal representative of the Head of Centre in southern Kyrgyzstan, identifies and engages all relevant external interlocutors in the furtherance of the achievement of the Mission's mandate, goals, and objectives;
  12. Co-ordinates activities with international organizations in southern Kyrgyzstan and represents the Centre at meetings of these organizations, in conjunction with Programme Officers in the Osh Field Office;
  13. 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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