9 November 2017
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
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 Department of Human Resources (DHR) ensures that the OSCE has the human resources capacity necessary to successfully implement its mandates. DHR sets the policies and provides services in the areas of recruitment, administration of benefits and entitlements, payroll, performance management, training and ethics across the Organization.
The HR Services Section, as part of Department of Human Resources, is responsible for the implementation of personnel management policies of the Organization, optimal utilization of human resources, development and refinement of Staff Regulations, Rules and Instructions. This includes the administration of the OSCE payroll and of the conditions of service for all categories of staff/mission members.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the HR Policy and Procedures Officer, the successful candidate will be tasked with the following duties:
Initiating research for the preparation of policy papers, analysing precedents and practices throughout the Organisation and practices of other International Organisations, in order to propose changes to the Staff Regulations and Rules, drafting Staff Instructions and proposing amendments for consideration by HR Senior Management;
Supporting the management and implementation of the Regulatory Framework Review Programme (RFRP) for the review of the Organization’s human resources policy framework, in co-ordination with the RFRP Programme Co-ordinator;
Interacting and co-operating with all staff in DHR and in Executive Structures to assist in the interpretation of Staff Regulations and Rules and special cases, including the “lessons learnt” into policy development activities;
Drafting explanatory circulars on the implementation of Staff Regulations and Rules to ensure clear understanding by staff and management and their correct and consistent application; preparing draft circulars to establish or clarify the procedures related to the administration of staff entitlements and benefits;
Supporting the supervisor in providing advice to OSCE staff and programme line managers on interpretation and implementation of Staff Regulations and Rules; providing advice and research on requests for exceptions to the Common Regulatory Management System covering human resources, which include providing recommendations to the supervisor and Deputy Director/Head, HR Services and OSCE Ethics Co-ordinator, on the creation of precedents under delegated authority, and proposing actions to be taken with regard to highly sensitive cases;
Assisting the supervisor in dealing with disciplinary actions and professional working environment actions in respect of OSCE officials when such cases are brought to the attention of the Secretariat, and participating in the defence of administrative appeals against administrative decisions;
First-level university degree in human resources, MBA, public or business administration, law, social sciences or other related field;
A minimum of four years of progressively responsible professional experience in modern Human Resources Management (HRM) with a good understanding of HRM principles, including experience in benefits and entitlements, staff/management relations; previous experience in public administration, preferably in an international organization;
Proven negotiation and analytical skills;
Customer service oriented;
Professional fluency in English with excellent communication (both oral and written) skills; working knowledge of another OSCE working language would be an asset;
Computer literate with practical experience using Microsoft applications;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
Ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural, and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/.
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/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.
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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