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Senior Reporting and Information Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Human Rights
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of entry on duty
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 political sciences, international relations, public policy, law, international human rights law or other human rights related fields
  • Experience working with human rights, minority or gender issues
  • Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in drafting reports
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Advanced degree in a relevant field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • University Degree in Political Science, International Relations, Public Policy, Social Science or equivalent (graduate degree preferred)
  • Minimum 6 years  progressively responsible experience, preferably in managing the co-ordination between organizational headquarters and their field representation, and/or in planning and co-ordination in a large (international) organisation
  • Experience with project writing and project implementation, preferably of fairly complex initiatives
  • Experience with identifying and sharing of good practices in the field of democratization, education and/or human rights
  • Detailed understanding of the institutional landscape in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the overall political situation
  • Professional fluency in written and spoken English
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team member and with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds and diverse political views while maintaining impartiality and objectivity with tact and diplomacy in dealing with both external persons and multinational staff
  • Excellent organisational skills, with ability to supervise others, work under pressure, manage multiple tasks and process large amounts of information
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and email


  • Good understanding of the mandate and the work of the OSCE Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina;
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Deputy Director (Operations) of the Human Dimension Department (HDD), the Senior Reporting and Information Officer is the principal staff member responsible for the co-ordination of the Department¿s information and reporting activities. The incumbent is also responsible for providing advice related to reporting, external communication and related issues to the Deputy Director (Operations), Deputy Director (Programmes) and Head of the Human Dimension Department. Specific duties include:

  1. Co-ordinates the day to day activities of the Communication and Reporting Section. This includes all activities related to drafting and clearance of internal and external reports, external publications and multi-media projects, co-operation between the Mission¿s Press and Public Information (PPI) unit, Head Office programmatic sections and Field Offices and ensuring that the programmatic work of the Human Dimension Department is properly promoted to external audiences;
  2. Works to ensure better promotion of the work of the department, and the Mission as a whole, to both internal and external audiences; strengthening of Head Office and Field Office liaison, co-operation and information dissemination particularly as regards reporting and public information; promoting of synergies across the programmatic sections; and general improvement of departmental information management;
  3. Co-ordinates the development of improved information tools (manuals, PowerPoint presentations, information leaflets, intranet, website and others) that both educate internally regarding appropriate procedures and mechanisms, and promote externally regarding departmental programmatic activities;
  4. Suggests and develops guidelines that improve and streamline procedures related to reporting and public information. Following consultation with HDD Management, communicates revised policies to relevant Head Office and Field Office departmental staff. Provides ongoing training and clarification as required;
  5. Co-ordinates the development, preparation, publication and dissemination of reports, external publications and other information materials on HDD programmatic activities; Advises and assists in the development and maintenance of an effective link between the public information and reporting functions of the department and the Mission¿s Press and Public Information and Policy and Planning Units;
  6. Works with HDD Management, and other Heads of Section to identify cross-cutting synergies among areas of HDD work and incorporates them into established reporting and public information mechanisms;
  7. Performs other duties as required

The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. The nomination of female candidates is particularly encouraged.

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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