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 the OSCE's activities in the field and is the focal point in the Secretariat for co-ordinating and developing the OSCE's role in the politico-military dimension. In particular, the CPC as organization-wide focal point for early warning is responsible for supporting the Chairperson-in-Office (CiO) and the Secretary General in implementing OSCE tasks in the areas of early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post conflict rehabilitation.
Within the CPC, the Operations Service (OS) covers a broad variety of tasks such as operational planning for the set-up, reorganization and closure of field operations, analysis related to early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management, conflict resolution and post-conflict rehabilitation, lessons learned and best practices, border security and management, operational liaison with other international organizations, and maintaining a 24/7 Situation/Communications Room (SitRm).
The SitRm acts as a flexible emergency and crisis management cell capable of responding effectively to a broad range of contingencies and ready to support the Crisis Management Team (CMT) or Task Force Meetings within the OSCE Secretariat. With a team consisting of 7 members (1 Chief, 1 Deputy Chief and 5 Duty Officers), the SitRm carries out 24/7 monitoring of events in the countries of deployment of OSCE field operations (FO) and of issues in other areas of interest for the OSCE by media and open sources research. The team produces daily morning and afternoon briefings, a weekly regional summary, a weekly calendar of upcoming events, as well as special briefings when required. The SitRm provides real-time reporting and fulfills an early warning function to the senior management of the Secretariat. During times of crisis, the SitRm acts as focal point of contact for the receipt, exchange and dissemination of security related information thus being a vital 24/7 link in the security chain between the Secretariat and the FO. The SitRm also provides 24/7 assistance to FO in cases of medical evacuations of OSCE staff and repatriation of remains.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director for Operations Service, the incumbent will lead all activities and be responsible for the overall management and performance of the Situation/Communications Room. More specifically, he/she will be tasked with:
This post is open for secondment. Candidates are requested to apply through the OSCE desk of the respective Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Delayed nominations will not be considered.
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/who/83.
The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. The nomination of female candidates is particularly encouraged.
The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation.
No application fees or information with respect to bank account details are required by OSCE for our recruitment process.