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Please note that this is a consultancy assignment of a temporary nature, with an expected duration of approximately 30 working days.
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, combating human trafficking, 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 Conflict Prevention Centre (CPC) plays a key role in supporting and coordinating the OSCE's activities in the field, in providing analysis and policy advice to the SG and the Chairmanship, in leading work on all aspects of the conflict cycle, and in supporting various formats dealing with protracted conflicts. The CPC also serves as focal point in the Secretariat for coordinating and developing the OSCE's role in politico-military dimension.
The services of a consultant are required to provide programmatic assistance to the FSC Support Unit, project no. 1101994 "Strengthening OSCE action against the illicit proliferation of SALW and SCA". The assignment is aimed at improving the means of communicating, promotion and raising awareness about the project's results, products and progress to internal (OSCE Executive structure) and external target audiences (participating States, donors and other international organizations) operating in the field of Small Arms and Light Weapons/ Stockpiles of Conventional Ammunition (SALW/SCA).
The project objective is to assist the OSCE participating States (pS) to be able to better plan, implement and if necessary strengthen their commitments against the illicit proliferation of SALW/SCA. The project objective will be achieved by the establishment of a baseline for providing technical advice and institutional support for the OSCE pS to supplement the OSCE's SALW/SCA normative base and improve the implementation of its practical assistance projects. This means that needs and requirements for assistance of requesting States will not only be better justified - taking into consideration the long-term outlook of OSCE engagement, but also can be better planned and coordinated with the requesting State, international community and donors. Additionally, it implies that donor States providing resources will allocate their financial and other resources more efficiently, effectively and with more impact. Moreover, proposals for supplementing the OSCE SALW/SCA normative base will be used for stimulation of dialogue among the community of subject matter experts and OSCE pS on updating OSCE documents, the plan of action and best practices guidelines in relation to SALW/SCA to include considerations for the establishment of a mechanism for the regular update of these documents.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
The OSCE is looking for qualified candidates for a consultancy position of Communications Expert. The consultant will support the FSC Support Unit in formulating and facilitating communications and visibility approaches for the organization-wide SALW/SCA portfolio. More specifically, the Expert/Consultant will be tasked with:
Detailed terms of reference for the assignment will be provided to the selected candidate.
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the Secretariat, please see: http://www.osce.org/secretariat
|Remuneration will depend on the selected consultants/experts qualifications and experience and in accordance with the OSCE established rates.|
|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 http://www.osce.org/employment.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment 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.
Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE.
The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/ourcompetency-model.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.