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Human Dimension Officer (S2)

Tur | Ashgabat

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Tur | Ashgabat
  • Grade: Mid level - S-2, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Rights
    • Democratic Governance
  • Closing Date: Closed

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: 

-    First-level university degree in international studies, public policy, political science, law or human rights related fields
-    Diplomatic experience or experience working in political affairs with international organizations or government
-    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:




First-level university degree in a relevant field




Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:



-    Knowledge of international human rights legal instruments related OSCE commitments’ international standards 
-    Previous working experience in a programmatic/strategic planning role 
-    Proven work experience in project management: project development, including budgeting, monitoring, implementation, and reporting (both narrative and financial) 
-    Strong analytical and negotiation skills 
-    Supervisory and management experience related to OSCE Human Dimension
-    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 
-    Proven ability to establish contacts and constructive relations with officials local and population
-    Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames 

-    Professional fluency in the English, both oral and written, including the ability to draft documents clearly and concisely
-    Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail 





-   Previous work experience in Central Asia preferably in an international environment or within operational Missions- Extensive knowledge of regional political developments and security and defence issues in Central Asia
-   Experience and/or training in negotiation and dispute resolution
-   Professional fluency Russian, both oral and written, including the ability to draft documents clearly and concisely


Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Centre, the successful candidate will be tasked with the following duties:

1.    Providing analysis of current affairs and developments in the politico-military area; 
2.    Implementing Centre's activities in the Human Dimension of the OSCE;
3.    Establishing contacts and liaising with senior government officials of the relevant ministries, agencies and other Governmental bodies, relevant parliamentary committees, and other officials dealing with Human Rights, Rule of Law, as well as with local authorities, universities, research institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs); 
4.    Assisting in arranging OSCE events, inter alia, seminars and visits to the area by OSCE delegations, as well as other events with OSCE participation; 
5.    Liaising with the other OSCE presences in the region; 
6.    Preparing information about the programme/projects related to OSCE Human Dimension initiatives; 
7.    Developing, implementing and monitoring activities and projects related to Human Rights, Rule of Law and other OSCE Human Dimension commitments;
8.    Performing other duties as required.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat and its activities in Turkmenistan, please see: 


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 be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see

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 well in advance of the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered. The OSCE can only process Secondment applications that have been nominated by participating States. For queries relating to your application, please refer to the respective delegation as listed here:

Additional Information
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