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6 February 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:
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 international relations, political reform, support to political parties, early warning and conflict prevention mechanisms;
Working experience in international organizations, relevant state institutions and/or experience in OSCE field operations in monitoring, reporting and policy making;
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 Programme Office (D/HoPO), the Senior Political Officer will be tasked with:
Providing analysis and advice to the Head of Programme Office (HoPO) and the Deputy Head of Programme Office (D/HoPO) on all major political issues across the country in accordance with the Mission's mandate and needs;
Acting as the focal point for reporting and taking the lead in co-ordinating the drafting process of programmatic activities and other reports;
Preparing policy support documents and providing advice on strategic vision related to the Mission's activities and implementation of the mandate of the Programme Office in Bishkek (POiB);
Monitoring implementation of programmatic activities across all programmes and advising on the strategic priorities of the host country in relation to the POiB mandate;
Liaising with key national political stakeholders within the limits of the Mission's mandate;
Supporting the Office of the Head of Mission (OHoM) in defining strategic needs and the allocation of the necessary resources for OHoM and its programmes;
Advising the OHoM on all matters related to programmatic activities in reconciliation, early warning, conflict-prevention and peace-building, democratic institution-building and political participation;
Advising the OHoM on the process of identification of local and international stakeholders relevant for the implementation of programmes and supporting the OHoM in maintaining regular communication with partners;
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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