OSCE Centre in Ashgabat announces vacancy of Economic and Environmental Officer


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: Sep 27, 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

  • Education: A first-level university degree in economics, regional planning and development, environmental studies or related fields, or equivalent professional experience in such areas
  • Experience: Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

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

To get additional information and apply for the position, please follow the link.

OSCE Centre in Ashgabat