Job: Head, Politico-Military Unit (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)

Deadline for Applications: September 9, 2016

PAE Government Services, under contract for the U.S. Department of State, is seeking applications from well-qualified U.S. citizens for the following position within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE):

Head, Politico-Military Unit, Bishkek
Level: Senior Management
Area of Expertise: Political Affairs
Vacancy Number: VNKYRS00782
Duty Station: Bishkek
Apply by: 9 September for full consideration
View the job description:

In order to receive full consideration, interested parties should create an online application and enter the relevant vacancy number at: by September 9. Only finalists will be contacted.  PAE-REACT will interview short-listed candidates in order to make nominations by the OSCE deadline.

Requirements include, but are not limited to:

– Advanced education in relevant field. Advanced degree in a management discipline an asset

– Minimum 10 years relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 5 years at the management level relevant to the actual position

– Proven ability in policy analysis and policy formulation with regard to specific international and regional situations

– Previous significant experience in analyzing political developments

– Thorough understanding of multi-disciplinary issues in international co-operation and development

– Excellent writing skills, ability to draft documents clearly and concisely

– Strong communication and analytical skills

– Professional fluency in the Russian language

– Flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances and to respond to emergency situations

– Working experience in one or more of the main functional areas of the Centre’s mandate, preferably in an international environment (desired)

– Working experience related to the practical application of OSCE commitments (desired)

Tasks and Responsibilities 

The Head of the Politico-Military Unit provides support and advice to the Head of Centre (HoC) and Deputy Head of Centre (DHoC) on all major political issues. Under the supervision of the HoC and DHoC, the incumbent performs the following functions:

  1. Follows political developments in the host country and the region as well as provides analysis and advice to the HoC/DHoC;
  2. Advises the Head and the Deputy Head of Centre on policies and major issues regarding the implementation of the OSCE Centre in Bishkek mandate;
  3. Informs senior management of political priorities, identifies priority projects and important cross-departmental issues, participates in and contributes to planning initiatives for the Centre;
  4. Reviews, approves or submits for approval strategies, concepts and approaches to meet new challenges, prepares detailed proposals on policy issues related to the priorities of the Centre;
  5. Directs and reviews political reporting on behalf of the Centre;
  6. Monitors and assesses the process of implementation of programmes/projects in Politico-Military Dimension;
  7. Proactively consults, co-ordinates and collaborates with the other Programme Managers on cross-dimensional issues and projects;
  8. Co-ordinates co-operation and work on major political issues with local governmental and non-governmental sectors, political parties and entities, communities, regional and international stakeholders; participates in inter-agency meetings and advising on political and security issues of common concern;
  9. Co-ordinates the press and public information activities within the Centre;
  10. Supervises seven staff;
  11. Performs other duties as required.