Public Information Assistant, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Organization: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Country: Kyrgyzstan

City: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Office: OSCE Bishkek

Closing date: Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Issued by: OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek

Vacancy number: VNKYRG01042

Vacancy type: Local Contracted

Field of expertise: Media Affairs

Grade: G5

Number of posts: 1

Duty station: Bishkek

Date of issue: 16 February 2021

Deadline for application: 9 March 2021 - 23: 59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)


Public Information Assistant (PIA) is directly subordinated to the National Press and Public Information Officer (NPPIO). The PIA provides the NPPIO with the necessary support in the implementation of the activities of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek (POiB) in the areas of press and public information, public relations and media in accordance with the POiB’s mandate.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the NPPIO the incumbent will perform the following tasks:

Assists in drafting and promoting press coverage materials and supervises their timely publication. Provides with logistical support for the meetings, official events, press tours, press conferences and briefings, including preparation of agenda, booking premises, identification and recommendation of participants, sending invitation. Participation in meetings, taking minutes. Assists in reporting, translation/interpretation from/ to English, Russian and Kyrgyz; Assists in collecting, analysing and synthesizing information for the creation of strategic documents to increase public outreach and improve channels of internal communication, including the communications and public relations strategy, as well as internal reporting concept; Monitors breaking news and POiB’s activities media coverage through reviewing press and broadcasted information and reports to the NPPIO; Updates contacts database; maintains electronic calendar of the POiB’s events; assists in establishing and maintaining of the OSCE POiB’s website; Maintains communication with the programme managers and partner organization’s press-services support staff for coordination and information sharing; Performing other related work as assigned.

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Necessary Qualifications

Completed secondary education. A university degree in journalism, communications, public relations, media, political science would be an asset;
A minimum of four years of relevant working experience; experience in working with international and local counterparts; knowledge of OSCE principles, structure and policies; experience in working with the media, particularly in gathering, organizing, editing and disseminating information. Knowledge of Kyrgyz as well as of regional media landscape is an asset;
Excellent command of English and Russian; good knowledge of Kyrgyz;
Work experience in international organizations or companies; ability to work under pressure; good communication skills;
Ability to operate professional camera equipment; ability to operate word processing equipment; ability to establish and maintain good working relations in a multicultural environment.

Ability to creatively work on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter is desirable;
Required competencies

Core values

Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals

Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions

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Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles

Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work

Core competencies

Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization

Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment

Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner

Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions

Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects

Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances

Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)

Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment

Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them

Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities

Remuneration Package

Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 878.16 Euro/month. Social benefits will include Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.

How To Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under //">https: // OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration. Please note that the vacancy is open for competition only amongst individuals who is a national or permanent resident of the Kyrgyz Republic.The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the organization. Please note that in the event of invitation for interview/test, the OSCE is unable to reimburse costs incurred.