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Senior Politico-Military Officer (S3)

Mission | Sarajevo

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Mission | Sarajevo
  • Grade: Mid level - S-3, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States
  • Occupational Groups:
  • Closing Date: Closed

 

NOTE: Please note that the upgrade and title change of the post are subject to the approval of OSCE Unified Budget.

 

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 the fields of international relations, security and/or defence studies; 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;
  • Experience working in politico-military affairs with international organizations;
  • Knowledge of good practice and politico-military standards, particularly in the fields of CSBMs, arms control, SALW and SCA, and CIMIC;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the comprehensive approach to security with a track record of promoting and facilitating the approach in practice;
  • Excellent knowledge of OSCE documents in the politico-military dimension as well as of the General Framework Agreement on Peace in BiH;
  • Proven ability to draft and analyze reports and briefs of politico-military- and security-related nature, and to develop and deliver presentations to diverse audiences.

 

Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:

 

Education:

Second-level university degree in the fields of international relations, security and/or defence studies. 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. Related specialized education/training in politico-military affairs topics such as security assistance/co-operation, arms control and/or CIMIC would be considered an advantage.

 

Experience:

A minimum of six (6) years of relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience in politico-military affairs, including at least three (3) at the management level relevant to the actual position

 

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


Mandatory:

  • Experience working in international organizations and/or a multinational setting, as well as conducting negotiations, advocacy and/or liaison with governmental, military and/or law enforcement authorities; 
  • Knowledge of good practice and politico-military standards, particularly in the fields of CSBMs, arms control, SALW and SCA, and CIMIC;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the comprehensive approach to security with a track record of promoting and facilitating the approach in practice;
  • Excellent knowledge of OSCE documents in the politico-military dimension as well as of the General Framework Agreement on Peace in BiH;
  • Exceptional knowledge of the security situation and of governmental, military, and security structures and stakeholders in BiH;
  • Extensive practical experience in project management, including project development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting;
  • Proven ability to draft and analyze reports and briefs of politico-military- and security-related nature, and to develop and deliver presentations to diverse audiences;
  • Good knowledge of gender equality and gender mainstreaming principles and methods, including demonstrated experience of implementing them in practice;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team while maintaining impartiality and objectivity in a complex political and diverse cultural environment;
  • Professional fluency in English with excellent communication (both oral and written) skills; working knowledge of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian would be an advantage;
  • Computer literate with practical experience using Microsoft applications.

 

 

Tasks and Responsibilities

 

Should you be selected for the position, you will serve as the advisor, project lead and co-ordinator of the Mission’s politico-military work, with particular emphasis on confidence- and security-building measures (CSBMs); arms control; management of small arms and light weapons (SALW) and stockpiles of conventional ammunition (SCA); and civil-military co-operation (CIMIC). You will develop, co-ordinate and execute programmes and projects that assist Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) in the implementation of relevant international and regional commitments in these areas.

 

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Security Co-operation, you will be tasked with the following duties:

 

  1. Monitoring, analysing and advising on developments, challenges, priorities and solutions with a view to supporting BiH implementation of relevant OSCE and other international commitments;
  2. Managing and co-ordinating the development, implementation and monitoring of, as well as reporting on, the Mission’s project support and political advocacy;
  3. Preparing inputs and feedback, including for the purpose of reporting and responding to media inquiries;
  4. Representing the Mission and the OSCE at events and/or activities, developing briefs and reports, and delivering presentations to internal and external audiences;
  5. Ensuring cost-effective use of project funding to maximize the benefit of OSCE support and implements cost-saving measures aimed at increasing sustainability and long-term project impact;
  6. Supervising the work of staff and tasks, approves, reviews and provides guidance for their work;
  7. Liaising with relevant national, regional and international partners/counterparts;
  8. Working closely with other Mission units/staff to ensure a comprehensive approach to security as well as effective support to improve BiH security and defence governance, including responding to new and emerging security threats and challenges and bolstering parliamentary oversight and democratic control;
  9. Promoting implementation of the OSCE Gender Action Plan and conducts gender mainstreaming of project work, including as pertains to representation/participation;
  10. Performing other duties as assigned by the Head of Security Co-operation.

    

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, please see: https://www.osce.org/mission-to-bosnia-and-herzegovina.

 

 

Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the duty station are not eligible to apply.

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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 https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/our-competency-model.

 

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: https://www.osce.org/contacts/delegations.

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