11 July 2017
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty
1 August 2017
A vacancy has arisen in the Headquarters of the OSCE Presence in Albania for a Senior Political and Reporting Assistant (G6) within the Head of Presence Office.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Chief Political, Public Affairs and Reporting Officer (CPO), the Senior Political and Reporting Assistant plays a major role in producing the mission’s reporting/analytical documents. Among other things, the incumbent:
Compiles information and writes reports, from short briefings to substantial analyses and recommendations, on the work of the Presence and on specific issues and topics as requested;
Monitors and researches domestic and regional developments that are political, social and economic in nature, as well as those related to responsibilities under the Presence’s mandate;
Maintains close familiarity with the work of the different Departments of the Presence, and with the wider context of the Presence’s work, to be able to report to stakeholders;
Analyzes and provides recommendations to the supervisor and other senior management on current topics of interest;
Participates in meetings/seminars as observer and reports accordingly;
Meets routinely with a variety of stakeholders from the government, opposition, civil society and media, including in the field, to assess the local situation and contribute to identifying trends and developing future policies, priorities and activities of the Presence;
Supports liaison with international partners and donors. Receives visitors as representative of the Mission, attends and contributes to briefings of visiting delegations, and responds to requests for information;
Performs other duties as assigned.
Completed secondary education supplemented by formal studies in political science, social science or administration;
Minimum six years of relevant working experience dealing with developments of a political, social and economic nature;
Established ability to collect and comprehend a wide range of information and perform appropriate political analysis, including but not limited to producing reports related to early warning issues;
Professional fluency in English and Albanian, both oral and written. Very strong drafting;
Experience working with governmental officials and other political actors, as well as civil society;
Strong computer skills and ability to operate all Microsoft Office applications;
Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds, whilst maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
Must be an Albanian resident.
Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
According to the fixed OSCE salary scale, the monthly remuneration for G6 is approximately 922.42 EURO, subject to National Social Security deductions which currently is approximately 80 Euro.
Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale. At the discretion of the appointing authority a higher step may be approved up to a maximum of step 3, subject to specific conditions.
How To Apply
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the organization.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.
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