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  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Dushanbe
  • Grade: S-2, Seconded Position - Senior - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Economics
  • Closing Date: 2019-02-25

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Economic Officer

Dushanbe (Tajikistan)

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:

  • Second-level university degree in economics, regional planning and development, environmental studies or related fields, or equivalent professional experience in such areas
  • Work experience in the fields of economics, business development, regional planning and development or environmental development and protection
  • Experience working with developing or transitional economies
  • Communication, interpersonal and analytical skills
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Second-level university degree in a relevant field


Minimum of six years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Professional background in macro/micro economics, development economics, economic policy formulation/implementation or related fields
  • Good understanding of the regional political and economic context of Central Asia
  • Previous experience in working in CIS countries or in countries with undergoing economic transition
  • Ability to prepare and produce comprehensive analytical reports
  • Previous work experience in project management
  • 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
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Professional fluency in the English language
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Working knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the mission area (Russian, Tajik)
  • Previous international work experience in a field mission
  • Experience in negotiation/mediation
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head, Economic and Environmental Department, the Economic Officer performs the following duties:

  1. Managing the activities of the Economic Unit, including programmatic activities;
  2. Analysing and reporting on economic and social context developments in accordance with the Offices mandate;
  3. Planning, implementing and monitoring project activities;
  4. Establishing and jointly with the Head of Department maintaining close contacts on economic issues with relevant agencies of the host government and international organizations and participating in donor co-ordination meetings;
  5. Maintaining contact and exchanging information with the Office of the Co-ordinator of Economic and Environmental Affairs in the Secretariat;
  6. Facilitating contacts and promoting information exchange on economic issues with local authorities, universities, research institutions and NGO's;
  7. Assisting in arranging OSCE regional events, regional seminars and visits to the area by OSCE delegations, as well as other events with OSCE participation;
  8. Continuously briefing the Head of Department on all relevant ongoing activities within the Economic Unit;
  9. Supervising two programme assistants;
  10. Performing other related duties as required.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe, please see:


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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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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