Two Uzbek women improve their advocacy skills during a training session organized by the OSCE Centre in Tashkent. The session was part of a wide-ranging programme aiming to increase women's involvement in public and political life, 13 May 2004. (OSCE)
Political affairs work involves analyzing and reporting on issues relevant to the OSCE mission mandate in the host country, especially in the fields of early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation. It may also involve advising the Head of Mission and other mission staff, as well as representing OSCE policy positions to the authorities of the host country at all levels.
- University degree in international studies, public policy, political science or law or related fields;
- Diplomatic experience or experience working in political affairs with international organizations or governments;
- Experience in preparing analytical reports;
- Excellent communication and drafting skills;
- Knowledge of regional political history and developments;
- Diplomatic and negotiating skills;
- Some knowledge of the OSCE principles and commitments.
- Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca;
- Post-graduate degree in international studies, public policy, political science or law.