Job Description

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:

  • Officer / Warrant Officer training and/or university degree in a relevant technical field
  • Significant experience in arms control, peace-keeping operations and/or other relevant areas of military-related affairs
  • Experience in negotiations and liaison with governmental and military authorities
  • Ability to compile and analyse information of a political-military nature
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


First-level university degree in relevant field(s) Experience:

Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Military Officer, minimum rank of Lieutenant Colonel (Major rank may be accepted dependent on experience), serving on the active or reserve list;
  • Professional fluency, both oral and written, in English and Russian languages and the ability to draft documents and brief on situations clearly and concisely;
  • 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;
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment;
  • Ability to drive 4 wheel drive vehicles;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing, data bases, and e-mail.

  • Knowledge of the regional political-military history and recent developments in the mission area;
  • Prior experience with CSBM (Confidence and Security Building Measures), CFE (Conventional Arms Forces in Europe) and the Vienna document would be an asset;
  • Previous work experience preferably in an international environment or within operational missions;
  • Previous experience with OSCE;
  • Previous experience working in former CIS countries;
  • Working knowledge of Romanian language.
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the general direction of the Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova, daily supervision of the Programme Manager of Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) Programme, and in close co-operation with other Military Member, you will be:
  1. Representing the Mission at meetings of the Joint Control Commission, the Body responsible for overseeing the activities of the Joint Peacekeeping Force;
  2. Taking part in monitoring of the situation and the investigation of incidents in the region;
  3. Contributing to the Mission's reporting covering his/her field of responsibility;
  4. Contributing to the development of proposals for confidence building measures with respect to military and security forces;
  5. Advising the Head of Mission and other Mission members concerning military issues;
  6. Performing other duties in the fulfillment of the Mission's mandate as required.
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Mission to Moldova, 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:
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