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National Communication Officer (CO)

Albania (Colombia) | Tirana

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Albania (Colombia) | Tirana
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-23

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The mandate of the OSCE Presence in Albania is to promote democratization, the rule of law, and human rights as well as to consolidate democratic institutions in line with OSCE principles, standards and commitments.

Originally established in 1997, today, the Presences activities range from arms control and the fight against trafficking to electoral assistance; anti-corruption initiatives; gender mainstreaming and environmental projects; human rights protection; legislative, judicial, and media reform; and the capacity-building of law enforcement officials.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Presence in Albania please see:


A vacancy for a fix-term appointment has arisen in the OSCE Presence in Albania for a National Communication Officer (CO) (NP1) starting from December 2021 for a period of 3 years, under the ExB project entitled “Assisting the National Authorities of the Republic of Albania to Decrease the Risk of Weapon Proliferation and Misuse of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW)”.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Under the overall supervision of the National Project Officer (PO), the successful candidate will be tasked with the following duties:

1. Creating and delivering communication plans according to project’s needs and priorities;

2. Assisting in implementing a media strategy designed to generate maximum positive local and international coverage of the ExB Project activities;

3. Ensuring communications support for events and conferences;

4. Developing networks to spread OSCE messages to target audiences;

5. Promoting and explaining the work of the OSCE to the wider public;

6. Providing quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the project to ensure continued improvement;

7. Acting as contact point for media and public enquiries;

8. Maintaining close contact with journalists and other target audiences;

9. Building and maintains trusted relationships with internal and external stakeholders;

10. Performing other related duties as requested.

Necessary Qualifications:

-  First-level university degree in journalism, international relations or related field, communications, public relations, media studies or professional certification in journalism, public relations or media technology; A first-level university degree in combination with two years of additional qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the second-level university degree.

-  Minimum five years of progressive experience of shaping communicational strategies, including experience in an international organization and in an inter-governmental, governmental or commercial organization

- Experience in working in or with the media or in public relations, particularly in gathering, organizing, editing and disseminating information;

- Excellent oral and written English communication skills, including the ability to prepare news- related documents and public presentations in simple;

- Good analytical and interpersonal skills


Remuneration Package:

According to the fixed OSCE salary scale, the remuneration is approximately 1650 EURO, subject to post classification results and to National Social Security deductions. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation.

Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.



If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration. 

Only those candidates who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.

Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.

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

Please note that for this position the OSCE does not reimburse expenses such as travel in connection with interviews, tests, visas and relocation.

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.

Additional Information
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