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OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
Field of expertise
Budget and Finance
Number of posts
Date of issue
20 March 2018
Deadline for application
10 April 2018
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension. ODIHR is active throughout the OSCE area in the fields of election observation, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination, and the rule of law. ODIHR's assistance projects and other activities are implemented in participating States in accordance with ODIHR’s mandate.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Finance / Deputy Head, Common Services, the incumbent co-ordinates within the ODIHR and with the OSCE Secretariat on all matters relating to extra-budgetary contributions and manages the budget sub-units to ensure that ODIHR departments receive day-to day financial services.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Chief of Finance / Deputy Head, Common Services, the incumbent performs the following duties:
Monitoring and controlling the implementation of the ODIHR budgets and managing the Budget Assistants/Senior Budget Assistant within the Finance Unit to ensure the daily provision of financial services;
Co-ordinating within the ODIHR and the OSCE Secretariat on all matters related to budgetary programmes and contributions;
Performing administrative and financial oversight over Implementing Partner Agreements with partner organizations;
Assisting in identifying, describing and estimating the impact of risks affecting ODIHR;
Conducting training on financial matters to newcomers;
Performing other related duties as required.
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, please see: http://www.osce.org/odihr
First level University degree in finance and accounting, business administration or economics, supplemented by additional courses in finance/accounting;
Certification from a recognised professional accountancy institution, such as Certified Public Accountants or Chartered Accountants is desirable;
At least 4 years (full-time equivalent) of relevant professional experience in budget, accounting or finance, including two years in an international organization and some experience in an inter-governmental, governmental or commercial organization;
Professional fluency in the English language and excellent communication skills; knowledge of other official OSCE languages would be an asset;
Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft Office applications, enterprise resource planning systems, finance and budgetary systems and database software.
Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions as well as monthly changes of the post adjustment multiplier and exchange rate, is approximately EUR 4,003. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Poland.
Social security will include participation in the Cigna International medical insurance scheme and OSCE Provident Fund maintained by the OSCE. The Organization contributes an amount equivalent to 15% of the employee's salary to this Fund and the employee contributes 7.5%. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System.
Appointments are made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.
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 qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.
The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation; therefore the maximum period of service in this post is 7 years.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.
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