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January 08, 2013

Job: Political Officer, Kazakhstan

Deadline: Feb. 4, 2013

PAE Government Services, under contract for the U.S. Department of State, is seeking applications from well-qualified U.S. citizens for the following position within the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE):

Political Officer
Senior Professional, Political Affairs
Vacancy number: VNKAZS00051
Duty station: Astana, Kazakhstan

Apply by: 02/04/13

View the job description:

In order to receive full consideration, interested parties should create an online application and enter the relevant vacancy number at: www.paegroup.com/career-react by February 4. Only finalists will be contacted. PAE-REACT will interview short-listed candidates before the OSCE deadline.

Requirements include, but are not limited to:
- Advanced degree in international studies, public policy, political science or law or related fields
- Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
- Diplomatic experience or experience working in political affairs with international organizations or governments
- Experience in political analysis and reporting
- Experience of working in or with the media or in public relations, particularly in gathering, organizing, editing and disseminating information
- Excellent communication and drafting skills
- Ability to establish contact and develop confident relations with the local population as well as the ability to work with government officials and institutions
- Knowledge of regional political history and developments
- Diplomatic and negotiating skills
- Knowledge of the OSCE principles and commitments
- Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
- At least a working knowledge of the Russian language
- Previous work experience in an international environment or within operational Missions (desired)
- Experience of working in Central Asia and/or knowledge of the region's political history (desired)
- Knowledge of the Kazakh language (desired)

Only US citizens should apply through PAE-REACT. Citizens of other OSCE participating States should apply through their respective foreign ministries.

The full requirements and job description can be found at:

Posted by jychai at January 8, 2013 04:25 PM