Economic and Environmental Officer (S2)

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

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan 🇹🇲

  • Issued by: OSCE Centre in Ashgabat
  • Requisition ID: TUR000006
  • Contract Type: International Secondment
  • Grade: S2
  • Job Level: Senior Professional
  • Job Type: Seconded
  • Number of posts: 1
  • Location: TUR – OSCE Centre in Ashgabat, Ashgabat
  • Issue Date: Aug 30, 2023
  • Closing Date: Oct 11, 2023
  • Employee Status: Fixed Term
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First-level university degree or equivalent)
  • Job Field: Economic & Environmental Affairs
  • Target Start Date: January-15-2024

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:
–   A first-level university degree 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:


A first-level university degree in economics, regional planning and development, environmental studies or related fields, or equivalent professional experience in such areas

Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


•    International mission members in the OSCE are internationally recruited. For the purposes of OSCE Missions (Field Operations) this means that they are hired to work in a duty station outside of their home country or country of permanent residence. As a result, nationals and permanent residents of the duty station are not eligible for international mission member positions. In the case of individuals with multiple nationalities, candidates are still ineligible for consideration even if using another citizenship for application while simultaneously maintaining the citizenship or permanent residence status of the country where the duty station is located;
•    Extensive professional experience in the field of economics and/or environmental development and protection- Experience in project drafting, management and implementation
•    Ability to establish contacts and develop confident relations with civil society, as well as the ability to work with government officials and institutions 
•    Professional fluency in English with excellent communication (both oral and written) skills; professional fluency in Russian is an asset;
•    Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
•    Ability and willingness to work as a member of team, with people of different cultural, and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
•    Computer literate with practical experience using Microsoft applications.

•    Experience of working in Central Asia and/or knowledge of the region
•    Previous international work experience preferably in an international environment or within operational Missions
•    Working knowledge of the Turkmen language

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat, the Economic and Environmental Officer:

1.    Assessing and reporting on economic and environmental issues related to the Centre’s mandate;
2.    Providing advice on economic and environmental matters;
3.    Assisting in devising, drafting (narrative and financial), and developing, co-ordinating and implementing economic and environmental initiatives;
4.    Preparing project proposals;
5.    Monitoring and reports on the good governance situation in Turkmenistan with regard to economic and environmental issues; facilitates and develops good governance initiatives;
6.    Preparing reports on economic and environmental issues to foster discussion with OSCE on such problems, their causes and potential consequences;
7.    Conducting liaison with international organizations and agencies on economic and environmental issues;
8.    Facilitating contacts and promoting information exchanges on these issues with local authorities, universities, research institutions and NGOs;
9.    Assisting in arranging OSCE regional events, regional seminars and visits to the area by OSCE delegations as well as other events with OSCE participation;
10.    Performing other related duties as assigned.  

For more detailed information on the work of OSCE Centre in Ashgabat, please see

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.

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see

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 well in advance of the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered. The OSCE can only process Secondment applications that have been nominated by participating States. For queries relating to your application, please refer to the respective delegation as listed here:





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