This position is open for secondment only and participating States are kindly reminded that all costs in relation to assignment at the Secretariat must be borne by their authorities.
Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered. Seconded staff members in the OSCE Secretariat and Institutions are not entitled to a Board and Lodging Allowance payable by the Organization.
The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. It therefore addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis.
The OSCE Secretariat in Vienna assists the Chairmanship in its activities, and provides operational and administrative support to the field operations, and, as appropriate, to other institutions.
The Transnational Threats Department (TNTD) plays a key role as the focal point of OSCE-wide programmatic activities aiming at countering transnational threats and ensuring co-ordination and coherence of action across all three OSCE dimensions, among all executive structures while respecting their mandates. The TNTD comprises the Co-ordination Cell (CC), the Strategic Police Matters Unit (SPMU), the Action against Terrorism Unit (ATU) and the Border Security and Management Unit (BSMU). As part of the TNTD, the SPMU assists participating States (pS) in response to their request to address threats posed by criminal activity and supports general police development and reform.
The OSCE Gender Action Plan is committed to increasing the number of female staff in all areas of the OSCE's work. Currently female staff in the Transnational Threats Department are underrepresented. The nomination of female candidates is strongly welcomed.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
The selected candidate advises on and proposes strategies and project proposals in the areas of fighting Trafficking in Human Beings (THB) and Smuggling of Migrants (SoM), as forms of organized crime, with particular focus on crime prevention, investigation and prosecution of traffickers. The incumbent also advises and formulates activities in the areas of victim identification, with particular attention on women and children, in line with the OSCE Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings, the Ministerial Decision on Child Sexual Exploitation, and the OSCE Strategic Framework for Police-Related Activities (PC Dec 1049).
Under the direct supervision of the Head/SPMU, the Police Affairs Officer, Adviser on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (CTHB) will perform the following duties:
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the Transnational Threats Department, please see: http://www.osce.org/secretariat
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.
Please apply to your relevant authorities several days prior to the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered.