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Senior Political Assistant


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
Local Contracted
Field of expertise
Political Affairs
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of issue









The position is assigned to the Office of the Head of Mission with the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek. The incumbent works under the direct supervision of the Senior Political Officer (SPO) and has the primary purpose of supporting the work of the SPO. This involves activities directed to contribute to the effective realization of the mandate-regulated programmatic work of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek and includes monitoring, research, analysis and reporting tasks.




Tasks and Responsibilities








  1. Continuously acquires and maintains up-to-date knowledge of the social, political, and economic developments in the country that are of relevance to the field mission’s programmatic work, in line with its mandate;
  2. Assists the SPO in developing and maintaining contacts with the representatives of government, political parties, civil society organizations, media, and international partners in the country;
  3. Conducts background research and contributes to the drafting of fact-based informative inputs for the field mission’s senior management, as well of the regular and ad-hoc reports of programmatic relevance; 
  4. In co-ordination with the mission’s dimensions staff as well as the national legal staff promptly follows the national legal developments of relevance to the work of the SPO unit; 
  5. Contributes to the drafting of talking points, meeting notes, briefing materials as well as with inputs for speeches in the areas pertaining to the scope of the mission’s mandate;
  6. Co-ordinates the submissions of programmatic reports and information from the relevant units of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek, verifies the accuracy of submissions, compiles them and prepares initial drafts of these reports;
  7. Translates relevant texts and documents from Kyrgyz and/or Russian into English and vice versa;
  8. Attends internal and external meetings, at the request of the SPO, and prepares informative and succinct notes on these meetings;
  9. Provides support to the SPO in the implementation of administrative and logistic tasks;
  10. Performs other duties as required.




Necessary Qualifications








  • Completed secondary education, supplemented by formal studies in political science, international affairs, regional studies, peace and conflict studies, public policy or related areas; advanced degree is desirable;
  • At least 6 years of work experience in a related field, including working on information monitoring and drafting reports;
  • Proven analytical, research and drafting skills; 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and in any of the local languages;
  • Computer literate with practical experience in Windows applications, including word processing and email;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds;
  • Cultural sensitivity, resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgement and team spirit;
  • Flexibility and ability to work within limited time frames and under pressure;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.




Required competencies








Core values

  • 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



Core competencies

  • 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




Remuneration Package








Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 909.83 EUR/month. Social benefits will include Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. 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. Please note that the vacancy is open for competition only amongst individuals with actual citizenship of the Kyrgyz Republic.

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 note that in the event of invitation for interview/test, the OSCE is unable to reimburse costs incurred.



You can not apply to this vacancy anymore.
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