30 July 2019
- 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:
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:
Second-level university degree in international studies, public policy, political science or law or related field(s); 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 co-ordinating 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.
Working 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 and will be responsible for the following:
Acting as senior advisor to the Head of Mission on political issues and in particular the Transdniestrian Settlement process;
Acting as a deputy for the Conflict Prevention and Resolution Programme Manager;
Maintaining a broad array of contacts and providing political advice on developments in Moldova, on both the left and the right bank;
Co-ordinating the work of the Mission's Political Office;
Participating in and facilitating negotiations between the sides in all different formats of the Transdniestrian settlement process;
Acting as liaison for the Mission with political and public officials and non-governmental representatives throughout Moldova on all mandate issues;
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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