National Press Officer, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

City: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Office: OSCE Sarajevo

Closing date: Thursday, 13 May 2021

Issued by: OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Vacancy number: VNBAHN00963

Vacancy type: Local Contracted

Field of expertise: Media Affairs

Grade: NP1

Number of posts: 1

Duty station: Sarajevo

Date of issue: 15 April 2021

Deadline for application: 13 May 2021 - 23: 59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)

Date of entry on duty: 20 July 2021

The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina continues to play a vital role in strengthening the country’s ability to foster a sustainable and stable security environment, to strengthen Bosnia and Herzegovina’s governance, and to encourage its consolidation as a democratic society. The Mission supports political and education reform and works to promote and protect human rights of all citizens of BiH.

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the National Spokesperson and Deputy Head of Mission (DHoM), should you be selected for the position, you will be responsible to co-ordinate Mission’s public events and ensure positive promotion and buiÌd on the public outreach. You will be fully responsible for Mission’s external communication, in co-ordination with the supervisors and relevant programmes.

Tasks and Responsibilities

As the National Press Officer, should you be selected for the position, you will perform the following duties: 1. Maintaining relationships with key local and international media representatives to ensure fair and objective media reporting of OSCE activities and build Mission’s public outreach. Preparing press-lines on different issues or situation and identifying potential partners on subject matters within the OSCE mandate;
2. Organizing and conducting press briefings and advising on the content of press briefings. Assisting colleagues in organizing all public events, visits, meetings with the aim to have proper OSCE visibility;
3. Drafting press releases, media advisories and statements in English and local language if necessary;
4. Assisting in the preparation and distribution of press guidance (questions and answers) to selected Mission members regarding the Mission’s public policy positions on key issues or events;
5. Remaining well informed about developments of importance to the OSCE. Monitoring all local newspapers and other media reports and distributing press/media reports throughout the AoR to include Sarajevo, Mostar, Tuzla and Srebrenica regions;
6. When necessary, responsible for overseeing radio shows, finding guests and topics and acting as over all liaison between the Mission and radio station, including follow up;
7. Responsible for internal and external communication in relation to public events; preparing and conducting PP presentations for organized groups visiting Mission’s field offices;
8. Assisting in the development and compilation of information materials for distribution to the public and other international agencies;
9. Writing Feature stories for the OSCE Mission website;
10. Performing other duties as assigned.

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Necessary Qualifications

First-level university degree in journalism, political affairs or social sciences;
At least 2 years of professional experience related to public information activities preferably acquired in an international organization/environment;
Established ability to analyse and evaluate complex and sensitive issues as well as conduct analytical research and develop recommendations, prepare reports or press releases;
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and in the local languages;
Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft applications;
Holding a valid driving license.

Remuneration Package

Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 3,228.92 BAM/month. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna health insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.

Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale. At the discretion of the appointing authority a higher step may be approved up to a maximum of step 3 subject to specific conditions.

How To Apply

This position is open to citizens and permanent residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina only.

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under //">http: // Please note that offline applications submitted via email, fax, or mail will not be considered.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

The 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.

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.

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