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, 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 Office of Internal Oversight (OIO) is part of the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna, Austria. OIO is responsible for planning and delivering internal audits, investigations, and independent evaluations of the Organization's activities, including field operations. The work of OIO assures the adequacy of governance, risk management, and internal control, ensures compliance with the Organization's internal control framework, and enhances performance and the efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
The Evaluation Section of OIO further contributes to organizational learning and helps to ensure the quality and relevance of the OSCE's work. The OSCE is updating its roster of consultants for the provision of evaluation consultancy services within all the organization's thematic areas (encompassing the politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects of its work) to the OSCE’s field operations, institutions and the Secretariat in Vienna.
If admitted to the roster, members will be assessed against the specific requirements outlined in the terms of references that are created for each available consultancy. Shortlisted members will be contacted regarding specific consultancies and requested to confirm their interest and availability. The final selection among short-listed candidates will involve interviews and potentially also timed written tests.
Expert/consultancy assignment durations may vary from a couple of weeks to several months, and commonly include a combination of home-based desk reviews and field visits.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
Evaluation consultants shall apply professional evaluation standards to conduct evaluations. This may involve providing input to all phases of an evaluation processes, including the design, identification, collection and systematic analysis of numerical and narrative information, and report writing. Assignment-specific tasks and responsibilities will be specified in the terms of references that are made available to short-listed candidates.
Consultants shall carry out assigned tasks in close and regular communication with an OSCE evaluation manager.
Applicants should be prepared to provide documentation or other information that substantiate all qualification claims.
|Remuneration will be based on established OSCE rates, depending on the nature of required services (e.g., amount of work to be performed and the level of expertise required) and the qualifications of the evaluation consultant.|
|How To Apply|
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies.
If you are not a national of a participating State, you must apply by submitting an offline application form which can be found under https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/offline-application-form.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post 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 those applicants who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.
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.