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The Department of Management and Finance (DMF) is the largest department in the OSCE Secretariat and is responsible for managing the material and financial resources of the Organization. It provides policy guidance on the management of OSCE financial and material resources and develops and maintains OSCE Financial Regulations and Rules and Financial Administrative Instructions. DMF consists of Budget and Finance Services, Mission Support Section, Information and Communication technology section and the Information Security and Coordination unit.
Under the guidance of the Director, DMF, these sections provide services and expert advice in the areas of budget, finance, information and communication technology, information security, procurement, travel, assets management, building management, and internal control. DMF directly supports the Secretariat and also provides policy guidance and support to institutions and field operations, including the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine.
The Budget and Finance Services section consists of the Accounts Unit, Budget Unit, Treasury Unit and the Extra-Budgetary Contributions Unit. It is responsible for co-ordinating and supporting the programme planning and budgeting process, including providing advice to relevant stakeholders. Beyond the traditional accounting/ finance and budgeting functions, this section interacts with the participating States, mainly through the Advisory Committee on Management and Finance. Other critical interactions include communicating with extra-budgetary donors. The section provides administrative leadership throughout the OSCE in functions as diverse as system development, organizational policy development, internal controls, employee engagement and governance. The section and the Deputy Director are located in the Secretariat but provide support to OSCE institutions, field operations and related bodies. Seventy percent of the OSCE budget is allocated to three Institutions, and 17 field operations. As well, the section supports elements of the Secretary General's agenda to make the OSCE "fit for purpose".
The OSCE Gender Action Plan is committed to increasing the number of female staff in all areas of the OSCE's work. Currently female staff in the DMF, especially in management roles, are underrepresented. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this management opportunity.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
Under the direct supervision of the Director for Management and Finance, the Deputy Director for Budget and Finance Services will have a key role in providing authoritative guidance to senior managers and administrative staff on budgetary and financial matters e.g. policies, procedures, systems and control, and ensuring their implementation OSCE-wide.
More specifically, she/he will be tasked with:
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Secretariat, please see http://www.osce.org/secretariat.
Monthly remuneration is approximately EUR 8,855, 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.
Appointments are 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 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 shortlisted applicants 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.
The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation, therefore the maximum period of service in this post is 5 years.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.