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 Political Adviser and in close cooperation with the members of the Political and Reporting Unit, the incumbent will be responsible for:
- Supporting dialogue with Government representatives, political parties and civil society, through:
- Assisting in developing and maintaining contact with external stakeholders to ensure continuous dialogue with political parties, parliamentarians, government officials and civil society organizations, and to strengthen and further widen the Unit’s network of contacts;
- Organizing meetings with political interlocutors and accompanying the Chief of Unit and other international team members to meetings;
- Producing background material and drafting talking points for meetings, and providing interpretation at meetings as required;
- Monitoring and analyzing political and legislative developments, more specifically:
- In co-ordination with members of the Unit, monitoring political and security developments, election issues and issues affecting inter-ethnic relations by gathering information, analyzing data and assessing trends;
- Analyzing and regularly informing the Unit about the activities of Parliament and providing details and analysis about planned and ongoing legislative processes; replacing the Mission’s Focal Point for Parliament in her/his absence;
- Providing regular updates and briefings on political and legislative developments;
- Following and reporting on reform processes and priorities in areas of the Mission’s mandate and programmatic work, in particular on Parliament, through:
- Assisting in regular monitoring of reform priorities of the host country institutions relevant to the Mission’s mandate and the country’s strategic priorities; keeping track and, maintaining record of the Government and Parliament reform priorities, action plans, adopted decisions and conclusions with an impact on the Mission’s work with host country institutions;
- Drafting background briefings, memos and concept notes on planned or adopted legislation and policies, and their political background and implications;
- Assisting in the outreach to Parliament regarding the Mission’s programmatic work with the institutions, liaising internally about concrete developments, requests for assistance and any identified areas for programmatic support;
- In coordination with the Political/Reporting Officer and Political Adviser, preparing inputs for the Political and Reporting Unit and Senior Management, more specifically:
- Regular and ad-hoc inputs on political and legislative developments, including for weekly, bi-weekly and spot reports;
- Reports ranging from short briefings to substantial policy analyses, and recommendations for appropriate courses of action by the Mission;
- Meeting notes and summaries of discussions with political interlocutors; talking points, background papers, briefers, input for speeches and other correspondence;
- Performing other duties as required.
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.