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 Transnational Threats Department (TNTD) was created in the OSCE Secretariat as per Ministerial Council Decision MC.DEC/9/11 with a view to ensuring better co-ordination, strengthened coherence of action and more efficient use of OSCE’s resources in addressing transnational threats. It supports the Secretary General in functioning as the focal point of the Organization-wide programmatic activities that relate to countering transnational threats and in ensuring co-ordination and coherence of action across all three dimensions and among all OSCE executive structures, while respecting their mandates.
The Department comprises the Co-ordination Cell (CC), the Strategic Police Matters Unit (SPMU), the Action against Terrorism Unit (ATU) and the Border Security and Management Unit (BSMU).
The OSCE is committed to gender equality. This is a senior management role and females are currently underrepresented in senior management grades. Female candidates are therefore encouraged to apply.
|Tasks and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Secretary General, the Co-ordinator of Activities to Address Transnational Threats is a member of the senior management team and provides strategic direction for TNTD in a complex and dynamic environment planning, co-ordinating and directing the work of the Department.
As a part of the senior management team, under the guidance of the Secretary General, you will be responsible for:
1. Leading and managing the staff of the TNT Department in the formulation and implementation of the work programme and ensuring that programmed activities are carried out in a timely, efficient and effective manner; Assessing and interpreting major policy issues, procedures and practices to enhance the OSCE’s effectiveness and efficiency in addressing transnational threats;
2. Assisting the Secretary General:
3. Ensuring, through effective people management, a collaborative, enabling and inclusive work environment within TNTD;
4. Contributing to the preparation and following up on the implementation of TNT-related decisions by the participating States;
5. Preparing and following up on regular OSCE Chairmanship, Troika, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA) and bi-/multi-lateral TNT-related meetings as well as relevant internal regular or ad hoc co-ordination meetings;
6. Co-ordinating work on TNT-related issues with relevant actors within and outside the Secretariat;
7. Leading activities of the OSCE in strengthening co-ordination and co-operation with other interested international and regional organizations in addressing transnational threats;
8. Performing other related duties as assigned.
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Secretariat, please see https://www.osce.org/secretariat
Monthly remuneration is approximately EUR 10,510, depending on post adjustment and family status. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Austria. Social benefits will include possibility of participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System.
Please note that appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.
|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.
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.
Recruitment shall be based on a transparent process, subject to open competition among nationals of participating States and without regard to gender, race, colour, religion and beliefs nor to ethnic or social origin or to nationality.
The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation, therefore the maximum period of service in this post is 4 years.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states.