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Senior Political Officer


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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
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:


  • Extensive experience in political reform, support to political parties, early warning and conflict prevention mechanisms as well as combating transnational threats
  • Excellent drafting, analytical and communication skills
  • Experience in liaising with governmental and non-governmental organizations
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgement
  • Experience in identifying potential relevant programmes and projects and their subsequent implementation, monitoring and reporting
  • 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;
  • Professional fluency of English and Russian, both oral and written
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and email
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Head of Centre (DHoC), the Senior Political Officer:

  1. Is the lead reporting focal point on behalf of the OSCE Centre in Bishkek and provides analysis and advice to the Head of Centre and Deputy Head of Centre on all major political issues across the country, with input from the Senior Field Representative/Osh Field Office;
  2. Liaises with key national political stakeholders at the sub-ministerial level;
  3. Takes the lead in compiling and co-ordinating the drafting of activity, spot, background reports to the participating States, in this context, monitors programmatic activities taking place across all programmes in the Centre;
  4. Supports the Office of Head of Mission (OHoM) in defining strategy and allocation of necessary resources for OHoM and the programmes through the programme budgeting process and develops, related to the Centre's activities related to reconciliation, conflict-prevention and peace-building;
  5. Advises the OHoM on all matters, related to reconciliation, early warning, conflict-prevention and peace-building, democratic institution-building and political participation are adequately monitored, controlled and reported on;
  6. Advises OHoM in the process of identification of local and international stakeholders relevant for the implementation of the programmes and supports OHoM in maintaining regular communication with the partners;
  7. Supervises two staff members;
  8. Performs other duties as required.

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.

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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