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Issued by
OSCE Secretariat
Vacancy number
VNSECS00934
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Political Affairs
Number of posts
1
Duty station
Vienna
Date of issue

 

Background

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 Conflict Prevention Centre (CPC) plays a key role in supporting the OSCE's activities in the field and is the focal point in the Secretariat for co-ordinating and developing the OSCE's role in the politico-military dimension. In particular, the Centre is responsible for supporting the Chairperson-in-Office (CiO) and the Secretary General (SG) in implementing tasks in the areas of early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post conflict rehabilitation. The Planning and Analysis Team, as part of the Operations Service/CPC, deals with a variety of tasks related to policy advice, analysis, planning and lessons learned/best practices in operational issues related to the fields of early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation.

 
 
 
 
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervsion of the Senior Operational Adviser incumbent will be responsible for contributing analytical support and policy advice to the Chairperson and senior management of the Secretariat in the fields of early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation. More specifically, the Analyst/Researcher will be tasked with:

 

  1. Provides analysis and background material in the fields of early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation;
  2. Contributes to strategic advice and assistance to the Chairmanship and senior management of the Secretariat in the fields of early warning, conflict prevention and crisis management;
  3. Attends meetings, conferences and workshops relevant to early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation and writes summaries, notes or reports for internal distribution;
  4. Analyzes, develops and exchanges lessons learned/best practices on operational issues;
  5. As required to carry out her/his above duties, establishes close working contacts on priority OSCE themes, particularly those in the politico-military dimension, with OSCE institutions, thematic units and field operations as well as with appropriate international, governmental, non-governmental and academic organizations and institutions, as well as with prominent research centres;
  6. Performs other related tasks as assigned.

 

 
 
 
 
Necessary Qualifications
  • University degree in political science, international relations or geo-political related field
  • A minimum of six years of progressively responsible professional experience in strategy-oriented analysis, evaluation or a related field with a government agency, a national or international organization or a non-governmental organization; experience of working in an international environment or in the field would be an important asset
  • Thematic expertise, especially on politico-military issues, and familiarity with the relevant international efforts
  • Demonstrated knowledge of early warning methodologies, e.g. country baseline assessments, root/proximate causes, triggers/indicators, identification of preventive response options and the practice of international organisations in this respect
  • Demonstrated knowledge of lessons learned methodologies, e.g. impact assessments, logical frameworks, evaluation, and the practice of international organisations in this respect
  • Good knowledge of the OSCE operations would be an asset
  • Professional fluency in English, including excellent communication skills; knowledge of the other OSCE working languages would be an asset
  • Ability to operate windows applications including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation programmes
  • Ability to work independently, yet also as part of a team and to organize a varied and heavy workload
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds whilst maintaining impartiality and objectivity

 

 
 
 
 

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under http://www.osce.org/employment.

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.

Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/who/83.

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, 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.

 

 

 

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