Public Information Assistant for OSCE Mission to Moldova

The incumbent provides informational, clerical and programmatic support to the Programme of the Office of Head of Mission under the direct supervision of the Spokesperson and closely co-operates with the Head of Mission, Deputy Head of Mission, Political Officers and National Public Information Officer, as well as with the other international and national Mission Members.

This is a temporary position for maternity leave replacement from 25 May to 31 October 2020.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Researching, compiling and distributing news sourced from local and international media on subjects relevant to the Mission’s activities, and providing summaries and analysis of developments;
  • Performing in-depth research of local and international media, compiling relevant news stories and circulates to colleagues on a daily basis. Using all available open source materials, including lifestreams, video reports, audio files, and interview transcripts in Romanian, Russian and English;
  • Drafting summaries in English for circulated news stories in Romanian or Russian outlining key developments and statements. Highlights key information in each story;
  • Following up and researching relevant developments and reports on them in a coherent, informed and balanced manner;
  • Based on news research making informed proposals to Mission Spokesperson of articles to include in the Morning News Digest;
  • Following high-level visits, preparing press clippings of news in English, Russian and Romanian;
  • Translating from and into English, Romanian and Russian;
  • Providing translation assistance on request, including of press products (news items, press release, media advisories, posts for social media channels, etc), and project documents, and media articles and interviews, where relevant;
  • Co-ordinating with the OSCE COMMS section in Vienna to upload translated press products on the website;
  • Performing secretarial and clerical tasks;
  • Under the Spokesperson’s supervision, uploading information and photographs on the Mission’s website, Facebook and Twitter page. Regularly reviewing the Mission’s website and Facebook page and proposing changes to the Spokesperson on necessary updates and improvements;
  • Arranging annual Mission’s subscriptions to Moldovan and international press, including preparing and uploading procurement requests;
  • Maintaining the Mission’s roster of photographers/cameramen/designers; updating their contracts on annual basis; contacting them prior to events in close co-ordination with other Mission Units as well as prepares payment requests;
  • Being responsible for filing all press office documents and products, and maintaining and updating press office files on the U drive;
  • Providing technical and logistical assistance for press office events and outreach activities, press conferences and press briefings;
  • Administrating the public information material of the Mission and ensuring its availability and proper distribution;
  • Assisting in the implementation and co-ordination of projects;
  • Providing logistical assistance for press office projects, including contacting participants, reviewing project documents relating to implementation (i.e. budgets, agendas and schedules), handling travel arrangements for the Press Office staff and non-OSCE officials;
  • Preparing and uploading procurement requests;
  • Assisting to ensure technical coordination, procurement flow and technical assistance at all project levels;
  • Performing other duties as assigned

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Mission to Moldova, please see:

Necessary Qualifications

  • Completed secondary education supplemented by formal training in public information or languages;
  • Minimum 4  years experience in public information or as translator interpreter with an international organization or in a media related field;
  • Computer literate with practical knowledge of Microsoft packages;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, and Russian in addition to local language
  • Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds
  • Resident of the Republic of Moldova.

Remuneration Package

Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deduction is EUR 642.50. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Moldova. Social benefits include participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 7 April 2020 – 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)

More details: OSCE Mission to Moldova

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