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Positions Available at the U.S. Helsinki Commission

Members of the bipartisan, bicameral U.S. Helsinki Commission are supported by a professional staff with in-depth regional and policy expertise.

For all positions, relevant experience and degree(s) will be valued over Capitol Hill or political work. Critical language skills from the OSCE region are preferred.

Successful applicants will possess excellent writing, oral, analytical, and interpersonal skills; be proactive, resourceful, well-organized, and able to meet deadlines; and be willing to travel internationally.

In addition, they must be U.S. citizens and have, or be able to obtain, a top-secret security clearance.

Communications Director

The commission currently is seeking a Communications Director.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to csce[dot]jobs[at]mail[dot]house[dot]gov by September 16, 2022.

Parliamentary Liaison

The commission currently is seeking a Parliamentary Liaison with experience in parliamentary exchanges, such as the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, NATO Parliamentary Assembly, and Transatlantic Legislators’ Dialogue.  General knowledge of the European political landscape and demonstrated commitment to transatlantic relations is required.

The Parliamentary Liaison will be responsible for preparing for OSCE Parliamentary Assembly meetings. This requires extensive foreign travel and regular communication with other delegation secretaries. Diplomacy and negotiation experience is a plus. The Parliamentary Liaison also will be assigned a regional and /or functional portfolio based on the candidate’s expertise and commission needs.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to csce[dot]jobs[at]mail[dot]house[dot]gov by September 16, 2022.

General Counsel

The commission currently is seeking a General Counsel.  The General Counsel will have a wide range of experience in administrative and legislative matters relevant to a small government agency. Duties will also include a regional and/or functional portfolio based on the candidate’s experience and commission needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Support policy formulation on security and human rights challenges in OSCE participating States and Partners for Cooperation in Europe, Eurasia, and the Near East.
  • Provide legal advice to the commission on administrative and legislative matters.
  • Accompany commissioners on foreign travel.

Specific Qualifications:

  • Must hold a J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and be admitted to practice and active and in good standing in at least one U.S. state bar.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of regional and/or thematic topics covered by the commission.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to csce[dot]jobs[at]mail[dot]house[dot]gov by September 16, 2022.