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Senior Political Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Moldova
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 analysis and reporting
  • Experience in liaising with governmental and non-governmental organizations
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and demonstrated track record of coordinating and motivating teams
  • Professional fluency in English and Russian languages and the ability to draft documents clearly and concisely
  • Cultural sensitivity and sound judgement
  • 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
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and emails


  • Knowledge of the Romanian language
  • Experience in working in the region and knowledge of the historical and current political situation in the Mission area
  • Strong mediation and negotiation skills
  • Experience working in an international organization, diplomacy or with public affairs
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Mission Leadership, the incumbent will serve as the Mission's Senior Political Officer, taking lead responsibility for the following tasks in support of the Mission's mandate:

  1. Is the primary drafter and editor of the Mission's reporting;
  2. Maintains a broad array of contacts and provides political advice on developments in Moldova, on both the left and the right bank;
  3. Co-ordinates the work of the Mission's Political Office;
  4. Participates in and facilitates negotiations between the sides in all different formats of the Transdniestrian settlement process;
  5. Acts as liaison for the Mission with political and public officials and non-governmental representatives throughout Moldova on all mandate issues;
  6. Supervises the work of three staff;
  7. Performs other duties as required.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Mission to Moldova, please see


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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