|OSCE field operations are the front line of the OSCE’s engagement on the ground, supporting host authorities in fulfilling OSCE commitments and implementing a comprehensive approach to security. The OSCE Mission to Skopje is the Organization's longest-serving field operation working on inter- ethnic relations, early warning, the rule of law, democratic governance and transnational threats and organized crime.|
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
Under the direct supervision of the Chief, Communication and Media Relations Unit, the Senior Public Information and Media Assistant will be responsible for:
1. Performing Press and Public Information tasks, more specifically:
a. Drafting (in English) press releases, media advisories, feature stories, posts for the Mission’s social media accounts and contributions to the OSCE website, communicating directly with relevant programmes and senior staff as well as counterparts in the Secretariat in Vienna for clearance;
b. Organizing and covering public events, including managing invitations to the press, arranging exclusive coverage by selected media and contacting regularly with the press about Mission events; facilitating Mission’s answers to media inquiries;
c. Arranging interviews given by the HoM or other Mission Members, including drafting talking points, as well as following up with journalists after the interviews;
d. Monitoring the domestic and international media for coverage of Mission activities and political issues relevant to the Mission’s mandate and reporting to the Senior Management on a daily basis; Communicating the news to the Mission, including through designated press briefings, media clippings, and regular news updates;
e. Editing and approving content produced by the Mission in local languages and uploading finalized content into the OSCE websites content management system;
f. Advising departments on any public information campaigns, helping with the preparation of terms of reference and with selection processes for contractors;
2. Monitoring and advising on media policy issues, through:
a. Developing positive relations and communicating with government officials, representatives of state institutions and media activists or non-governmental organizations for the purpose of following developments in legislation and national policy that affect the media;
b. Providing in-depth analysis in written and/or oral form based on information gathered from contacts and independent research;
c. Monitoring, reporting and providing analysis of overall trends in the media, focusing particularly on ethnic or political bias, the introduction of new media platforms, regulatory policy, freedom of the press, journalists’ safety, fake news, and professional standards, by meeting with relevant stakeholders and interest groups and gathering data available from domestic and international sources;
3. Managing and implementing project activities, through:
a. Participating in the planning and implementation of the Mission’s UB and Extra-Budgetary projects on media freedom; assisting in developing budgets, selecting partners and/or participants, drafting project proposal materials, and making logistical and administrative arrangements for project activities;
b. Conducting training in media related skills areas for project beneficiaries as part of project implementation when necessary;
4. Performing administrative tasks, more specifically:
a. Performing tasks related to procurement of goods and services, including development or specifications, input into the internal procurement system and follow up with relevant units;
b. Managing the distribution of news summaries and wire service reports to the relevant Mission Members;
c. Filling and archiving reports, project proposals, public information products and correspondence;
d. Translating and interpreting when necessary;
5. Performing other duties as assigned.
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions, is approximately EUR 1,564.42.
Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna medical insurance 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|
All candidates must apply online, using the OSCE online application link, found under https://jobs.osce.org.
Please note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Online Application Form or in other languages than the English language would not be considered.
The recruitment procedure may take up to two months and we will be in further contact with you only if you are selected for an interview. The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, or offer the position with modified terms of reference or a different duration.
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 be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.