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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, combating human trafficking, 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 Conflict Prevention Centre (CPC) plays a key role in supporting and co-ordinating the OSCE's activities in the field, in providing analysis and policy advice to the Secretary General (SG) and the Chairmanship, in leading work on all aspects of the conflict cycle, and in supporting the various formats dealing with protracted conflicts. The CPC also serves as the focal point in the Secretariat for co-ordinating and developing the OSCE's role in the politico-military dimension.
Within the CPC, the Operations Service covers a broad variety of tasks. These include operational planning for the set-up, reorganization and closure of field operations as well as analysis related to the conflict cycle (early warning, conflict prevention and conflict resolution (including mediation, mediation support, and dialogue facilitation), crisis management, post-conflict rehabilitation, and peacebuilding). Other responsibilities of the section include identifying lessons and best practices related to operational issues, liaising on the operational level with other international organizations, and maintaining a 24/7 Situation/Communications Room.
In fulfilling these duties, the Planning and Analysis Team (PAT), as part of the CPC/Operations Service (OS) provides advice, analysis, support, and planning on operational issues related to the conflict cycle. It identifies and lessons and best practices in these areas to strengthen operational capacities and preserve institutional memory. CPC/OS also implements extra-budgetary projects in the fields of mediation support and security sector governance/reform.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Operational Support Officer, as Analyst/Researcher, you will be responsible for providing analytical support and contributing to strategic advice for the Chair and senior management of the Secretariat in the field of conflict cycle related activities. Against this background, your main responsibilities will lie in providing, with others as necessary, in-depth analyses of cases with critical trend developments and recommending appropriate responses thereto as well as providing research on relevant concepts for addressing different phases of the conflict cycle. You will be further responsible for developing proposals for operationalizing those concepts in the OSCE context.
Additionally, as Analyst/Researcher, you will contribute to the preparation of lessons learned/best practice reports in given thematic issues, in particular in the politico-military dimension, with a view to enhancing the effectiveness, efficiency, and impact of the OSCEs approach, policies and programmes. You will contribute to operational planning and provide support in the organization of and follow up to conferences organized by the CPC related to the conflict cycle. As required to carry out your duties, you will interact with the CPC Policy Support Service, OSCE field operations, and thematic units as well as with OSCE institutions and relevant international and national stakeholders working in similar areas of expertise.
More specifically, your tasks will be the following:
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