Water and Energy Policy Adviser

Organization for Security and Co-opereation in Europe(OSCE), Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Skill Required:, Policy/ Advocacy and CampaignResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
14th April, 2015

Job Description

Mission Specific Requirements


  • Working knowledge of water sources management and energy policy principles aimed at ensuring sustainable development
  • Previous experience of working in a programmatic/strategic planning role
  • Ability to establish contact and develop confident relations with government officials and institutions, as well as civil society
  • Sound experience in identifying potentially relevant programmes and projects and subsequently implementing,monitoring and drafting analytical reports on them;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written, and the ability to draft documents clearly and concisely
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Working knowledge of the Russian and/or Tajik language
  • Prior work experience in field missions, preferably in Central Asia or South Caucasus

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Head, Economic and Environmental Department, the Water and Energy Policy Adviser:

  • Bears responsibility for the Office's programmatic activities in the areas of water management and energy security;
  • Conducts baseline study and stakeholder analysis:  (a) Reviews current situation on all relevant baseline information and current policy and practices with regard to water resources management and energy security for the wider Central Asian regional context; (b) Identifies national and regional key project stakeholders and partners and analyses documented consultations in view of their future/potential role during the implementation phase;
  • Works closely with appropriate water and energy professionals and institutions at the national and regional level to achieve basic consensus on scale, content and format of main project(s);
  • Works with the host government relevant institutions and agencies to follow and apply the latest methodological good practices for Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) and energy security;
  • Analyses and assesses existing, and/or suggests alternatives to:  (a) Water resources management and energy security issues and priorities in Central Asia; (b) National or trans-boundary cross-sector co-ordination mechanisms; (c) Links to trans-boundary processes and institutions; (d) Capacity building and awareness raising activities; (e) Regional knowledge management mechanism; (f) IWRM monitoring framework;
  • Develops a strategy to set up and maintain adequate mechanisms for strategic trans-boundary dialogue and co-ordination with relevant activities in the Central Asian region, in future including Afghanistan, to ensure on-going exchange of knowledge and experience;
  • Supervises 1-3 national staff;
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Advanced degree in a relevant field


  • Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience


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