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25 May 2020
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty
8 June 2020
This vacancy is open for the applicants with the citizenship of an OSCE participating State, excluding the Republic of Serbia.
The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the Republic of Serbia and countries around the globe into a recession due to severe negative impacts on the economy. To address the imminent socio-economic challenges and promote economic recovery in the aftermath of the pandemic, the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (SCC) initiated a set of activities intended to identify and develop sustainable development policies and instruments for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The promotion of circular economy business initiatives will be applied as entry points for promoting economic growth, generating new jobs and promoting partnerships, creating new value chains and reducing environmental risks.
The process includes the development of a national “gap report” which would include inputs obtained from a public consultation process and a comprehensive overview of challenges, current capacities among SMEs, good EU practice and recommendations for policy support, economic incentives, innovations and instruments promoting businesses based on circular principles. The recommendations developed in the Gap report will be summarized in an Action Plan and submitted to the Government of the Republic of Serbia for further action. The OSCE Mission to Serbia will continue to support the Government by engaging an international expert who would draft an overview of policy development that promotes circular economy and therefore contributes to post-COVID 19 economic recovery.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the National Programme Officer, the expert will be responsible for:
Conducting a comprehensive analysis of policies and measures adopted by the EU and the major EU economies to cope with the economic and social impact of the Covid-19 pandemic;
Performing a comparative analysis of the expected sectoral impacts and the respective crisis mitigation measures;
Applying the correlations observed in the structure of the economy of the Republic of Serbia, and defining the expected areas of major economic and social disruption and applicable fiscal and monetary incentive-mitigation measures;
Contributing to developing recommendations to apply measures identified during the review, taking into consideration that the measures are in line with consensus EU policy, and thus facilitate the use of funds available from the EU and other International Donors for the purpose of efficient post-COVID 19 economic recuperation;
Summarizing the findings in the relevant section of the executive summary of the report.
Citizenship of an OSCE participating State, excluding the citizenship of the Republic of Serbia;
University degree in Economics;
Minimum 8 years of relevant professional experience, of which at least 3 in SEE accession countries;
Experience in performing economic analysis and drafting position papers based on the findings;
Profound understanding of economic concepts and how they translate into policy measures;
Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written;
Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft packages;
Ability and willingness to work with people of different cultural, national and religious background;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.
Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
The consultant will be employed on a Special Service Agreement covering a total period of 3 months, will work remotely (from home), and will be paid a total amount not exceeding 3,300 EUR in total, commensurate to individual qualifications and experience.
How To Apply
Please apply online through this website (https://jobs.osce.org) no later than 25 May 2020. Only applications received through this website will be considered; applications received by email, post etc. will not be accepted.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who have not been contacted by 15 June 2020 should consider there will be no follow up to their application.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, cancel the recruitment, or offer a consultancy at a different level or with modified terms of reference or for a different duration.
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