event 27 abr. 2017

Vacancy // Water and Energy Policy Advisor at Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Dushanbe, Tajikistan

OSCE Tajikistan is looking for an experienced water-energy advisor to coordinate its programmatic activities in the areas of water management and energy security under the direct supervision of the Head, Economic and Environmental Department. Deadline for application: 8 May 2017

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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:
  • University education 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:
  • Education: Advanced degree in a relevant field
  • Experience:Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Sound knowledge of water sources management and energy policy principles aimed at ensuring sustainable development;
  • Experience in environmental development and protection;
  • Previous experience of working in a programmatic/strategic planning role;
  • Ability to establish contact and develop confident relations with government officials and institutions, as well as civil society;
  • Sound experience in identifying potentially relevant programmes and projects and subsequently implementing, monitoring and drafting analytical reports on them;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • 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 English language, both oral and written, and the ability to draft documents clearly and concisely;
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail;


  • Working knowledge of Russian language;
  • Prior work experience in field missions, preferably in Central Asia;

Tasks and Responsibilities

Plese note that based on the OSCE Permanent Council decision the mandate of the OSCE Office in Tajikistan was extended only until 30 June 2017. Under the direct supervision of the Head, Economic and Environmental Department, the Water and Energy Policy Adviser:
  • Is responsible for the programmatic activities in the areas of water management and energy security;
  • In close co-ordination with the Head of Department, oversees environmental activities, promotes international environmental conventions and standards as well as engagement on Green Economy;
  • Conducts baseline studies and stakeholder analysis:
  • reviews current situation on all relevant baseline information and current policy and practices with regard to water resources management and energy security for the wider Central Asia regional context;
  • identifies national and regional key project stakeholders and partners and analyses documented consultations in view of their future/potential role during the implementation phase;
  • Works closely with appropriate water and energy professionals and institutions at the national and regional level to achieve basic consensus on scale, content and format of main project(s);
  • Works with the host government as well as with other international organizations and agencies to follow and apply the latest methodological good practices for Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) and energy security;
  • Analyses and assesses existing, and/or suggests alternatives to:
  • Water resources management and energy security issues and priorities in Central Asia;
  • National or trans-boundary cross-sector co-ordination mechanism;
  • Links to trans-boundary processes and institutions;
  • Capacity building and awareness raising activities;
  • Regional knowledge management mechanism;
  • the IWRM monitoring framework.
  • Develops a strategy to set up and maintain adequate mechanism for strategic trans-boundary dialogue and co-ordination with relevant activities in the Central Asia region, to include Afghanistan in future, to ensure on-going exchange of knowledge and experience;
  • Supervises 3 national staff.
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Office in Tajikistan, please see: http://www.osce.org/tajikistan 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, 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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