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7 November 2018
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty
10 December 2018
The vacancy is open only for persons with the citizenship of or permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia.
This is a half-time position funded from donor (“extra-budgetary”) funds. The successful candidate will receive a one-year fixed-term Letter of Appointment, which will be subject to satisfactory completion of a 6-month probationary period. The incumbent will work on the project “Consolidating Democratization Process in the Security Sector in Serbia” (ExB No. 2400711), which is scheduled to end on 31 December 2019, and which is implemented by the Democratic Governance Section of the Democratization Department.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Senior Governance Adviser, the incumbent assists in all public relations, visibility and outreach activities connected with the project “Consolidating Democratization Process in the Security Sector in Serbia 4”. Specifically, the Senior Public Information Project Assistant is responsible for:
Assisting in the development of the Communication and Visibility Strategy of the Project, and implementing and co-ordinating core activities envisioned in it;
On the basis of the Project’s Communication and Visibility Strategy and the calendar of events, and in close co-operation with the donor and the OSCE Mission, co-ordinating and organizing public information activities and media events, including but not limited to press briefings, press conferences and interviews to mark key Project milestones and major events;
Drafting, initiating clearance, facilitating and co-ordinating the development and dissemination of the Project promotional materials (leaflets, infographics, bulletins, media advisories, press releases, feature stories for the Mission’s website, weekly magazines and the like);
Contributing to the updating of the website of the OSCE Mission to Serbia, as well as to improving and increasing presence of the Project on social media (Facebook, Twitter, You Tube and the like);
Ensuring at all times that the Project’s public relations activities and outputs comply with visibility guidelines of the donor and with the OSCE’s internal guidelines.
Monitoring and compiling relevant media reports on the Project and preparing summaries for inclusion in progress and donor reports; establishing a system for monitoring media and newsletters on issues relevant to the project and facilitating the sharing of best practices.
Translating written material to and from English and providing consecutive interpretation at meetings and other events, when needed.
Performing other duties as required.
Citizenship of or permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia;
Secondary education supplemented by formal studies or training in journalism, media, marketing, political sciences or related field;
Minimum six years of relevant working experience in journalism and/or public relations, of which at least some preferably in an international environment;
Proven familiarity and contacts with the media scene in Serbia;
Knowledge and versatility in using digital media technologies for communicating targeted public information/outreach messages (incl. social networks and platforms);
Established knowledge and awareness of the security sector in Serbia and issues pertinent to security sector reform;
Experience in dealing with public information for major donor-funded projects, or major events necessitating a strong public relations component would be an asset;
Computer literacy with practical experience in Microsoft applications;
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and in the local language;
Ability and willingness to work with people of different nationalities, cultural and religious backgrounds and diverse political views while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.
Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
The incumbent will receive a one-year fixed-term Letter of Appointment, which will be subject to satisfactory completion of a 6-month probationary period, and which will be renewable annually, subject to satisfactory performance and the continuing need for the post.
Appointments are normally made at Step 1 of the applicable salary scales.
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions, is EUR 865.00. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.
How To Apply
Please apply online through the OSCE website (https://jobs.osce.org) no later than 7 November 2018. Only online applications will be considered; applications received by email, post etc. will not be accepted.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who have not been contacted by 15 December 2018 should consider there will be no follow up to their application.
Contact tel. No: 011-3606 100, ext.: 4133 or 4127 or 4157 (Human Resources Office).
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, cancel the recruitment, offer an appointment at a lower grade or offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
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