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, 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, counterterrorism 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 Programming and Evaluation Support Unit of the Conflict Prevention Centre (CPC/PESU) is the OSCE’s main focal point on elaborating Project Management methodology and tools in line with the Common Regulatory Management System (CRMS) and with the recognized international standards. It is the primary point of contact within the OSCE on programmatic and project management matters in relation to the Unified Budget (UB) process, as well as the Extra-budgetary (ExB) contributions. PESU advises senior management and field operations on implementation of programme and project management as well as Performance-Based Programme Budgeting (PBPB) and co-ordinates all related training and coaching activities (i.e. strategic planning, programme management, project management) undertaken by the Unit across the Organization.
Within the framework of its mandate, CPC/PESU regularly enhances the tools used by project and programme managers throughout OSCE during all stages of the project cycle, including project templates, project management manual, training on processes, sharing of best practices. To streamline the project cycle related processes, CPC/PESU plans to develop platform for electronic project management (E-Pro platform) with a view to enhancing efficiency, transparency, accountability of the project management in OSCE and improving the quality and consistency of project documents.
The proposed E-Pro platform is a single-entry system, which would collect, convert (where necessary) and present a variety of available project related templates into online format, and would combine project management processes while providing enhanced capacities for automation, analysis and audit trail. The E-Pro platform should also track and display, simplify and automate some of the project implementation and reporting practices. When deployed, E-Pro will also strengthen the tools for senior management to have a good overview of the overall portfolio as well as the institutional memory and audit trail for the organization by serving as a storage of all developed, assessed, approved or denied, amended, reassessed, implemented and evaluated projects.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
The OSCE is looking for qualified candidates to the consultancy position of an Expert in Information Technologies and Project Management to carry out the Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study for the E-Pro platform. The Expert would take the lead in carrying out the Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study for the E-Pro platform in co-operation with an Expert on Project Management. More specifically:
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 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.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states.
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.