Please note, that this vacancy notice is a call for experts/consultants to carry out a technical assignment of 6 weeks duration within the 6 months (January – June 2019). The selected consultant will travel to individual OSCE participating States to deliver on-site technical assistance to the national authorities to join ICAO PKD.
The Transnational Threats Department (TNTD) plays a key role as the focal point of OSCE-wide programmatic activities aiming at countering transnational threats and ensuring co-ordination and coherence of action across all three OSCE dimensions, among all executive structures while respecting their mandates.
The TNTD 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 Border Security and Management Concept (BSMC) promotes open and secure borders utilizing a comprehensive approach to border security and management. BSMC, along with other relevant OSCE commitments and mandates, provides a solid foundation for the work of the BSMU. In response to emerging transnational threats, States are developing fraud-resistant electronic passports (ePassport). An ePassport is only as good as the biometric and biographic information contained in its chip. In turn, information on the chip, is only useful if it can be validated quickly and securely at the border. Due to the increasing number of ePassports globally, the bilateral exchange of such information is becoming more expensive and less secure. In response to this challenge, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has developed the Public Key Directory (PKD).
Recognizing the inseparable link between ePassports and the ICAO PKD, OSCE participating States adopted Ministerial Council Decision MC.DEC/11/09. The Decision calls upon participating States to consider becoming participants in the ICAO PKD.
Through the Extra Budgetary Project “ICAO Public Key Directory Seminars and Workshops in the OSCE Area”, TNTD/BSMU provides technical support to OSCE participating States in improving their ePassport security by joining the ICAO PKD.
Following successful seminars in Albania, Armenia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, TNTD/BSMU is re-focusing its assistance to more technical and operational support in becoming members of the ICAO PKD.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
The TNTD/BSMU therefore requires the services of an experienced technical expert to assist requesting participating States in building the National Public Key Infrastructure which will be compatible to the ICAO PKD standards. More specifically, she/he will be tasked with:
Remuneration will depend on the selected consultant’s qualifications and experience and will be 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 the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
Only shortlisted applicants 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.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.