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Associate Regional Project Officer


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Archived vacancy details

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

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 and co-ordinating the OSCE's activities in the field, in providing analysis and policy advice to the Secretary General and the Chairperson-in-Office (CiO) in relation to field-related activities and is the focal point in the Secretariat for co-ordinating and developing the OSCE's role in the politico-military dimension.

The Forum for Security Co-operation (FSC) is the main OSCE body dealing with the politico-military aspects of security and provides a forum for political dialogue for OSCE participating States. The FSC Support Section within the Conflict Prevention Centre at the OSCE Secretariat supports the work of the FSC by providing technical support and expertise. In this respect, the Section acts as a focal point and prepares reports and overviews on military information exchanged by participating States. The Section also fosters implementation of Confidence and Security-building Measures (CSBMs) and develops assistance projects with regard to Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and Conventional Ammunition.

Tasks and Responsibilities

The Associate Regional Project Officer provides support to all interested OSCE participating states and OSCE field operations in the OSCE regions, as well as support reporting to the FSC on issues related to the implementation of SALW and Stockpile of Conventional Ammunition (SCA) commitments and projects. More specifically, under the supervision of the Project Support Officer, as well as in close co-operation with the Associate Project Officer, relevant field operations and partner international organizations, the successful candidate carries out the following functions:

  1. Develops, administers and follows up on project-related activities, particularly on SALW, SCA and other OSCE politico-military matters, and supports SALW and SCA project managers in the OSCE missions/presence in the region and partner international organizations;
  2. Liaises with security sector experts from OSCE field operations in participating States where the OSCE conducts SALW and SCA projects, with the aim of fostering co-operation among participating States regarding the SALW and SCA, and broader co-operation in safety and security matters where appropriate;
  3. Facilitates and monitors the process of the destruction of obsolete and dangerous weapons and ammunition, and prepares reports to the FSC and respective field operations;
  4. Assists in the organization of seminars and workshops on the implementation of the Document on SALW, the Document on SCA, and other OSCE agreements on politico-military aspects of security;
  5. Performs other duties as assigned.
Necessary Qualifications
  • First-level university degree in politico-military (military academy or civilian equivalent), or in international relations, international law, management or a related field;
  • A minimum of four years of practical experience in security policy and/or arms control;
  • Demonstrated ability to compile and analyse reports of politico-military nature; good knowledge of the politico-military situation and of governmental and military structures in the OSCE region;
  • Established knowledge of project management techniques, preferably with experience in financial planning and budgetary consequences of project planning and execution;
  • Knowledge of OSCE documents within the politico-military dimension;
  • Experience in SALW and ammunition demilitarization and/or stockpile management and security projects is desirable.
  • The incumbent has to use tact and discretion in interactions with delegates and officials from governments, international organizations and NGOs;
  • Professional fluency in English, including excellent drafting skills, and knowledge of another OSCE working language is essential; working knowledge of a local language in one of the OSCE regions is desirable;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under

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.

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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.



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