The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:
Excellent physical condition
Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements
The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:
Officer / Warrant Officer training and/or university degree in a relevant technical field
Significant experience in arms control, peace-keeping operations and/or other relevant areas of military-related affairs
Experience in negotiations and liaison with governmental and military authorities
Ability to compile and analyse information of a political-military nature
Level of Professional Competence Requirements
Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:
Advanced education/certified training course in a relevant field desirable
Minimum 6 years of relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 3 years at the management level relevant to the actual position
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
Senior serving or retired military officer with higher military background or equivalently qualified civilian with advanced university education in a relevant field
Knowledge of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina and key OSCE politico-military documents
Previous experience in programme and budget planning as well as sound management skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to compile and analyze reports
Professional fluency in English, both oral and written, with experience in report-writing
Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
Previous experience in field missions and/or with an international organization
Experience in negotiation/mediation
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Department of Security Co-operation (DSC), and in a centralized management structure, the Deputy Director supervises the day to day operational and administrative activities of the Department. The Deputy Director ensures that the approved activities are implemented in line with project objectives and the Department's priorities and assists the Director in long-term planning, in developing concepts and programmes and in budget and personnel matters. Specific duties include:
Directs and supervises the work of the Project Officers;
Assists the Director and the DSC in developing the departments policy, in collaboration with the Policy and Information Officer;
Prepares Departmental operational planning documents including the Programme Outline and the Unified Budget proposal;
Develops, in co-operation with DSC staff, associated work plans (annual/quarterly) for each project initiated by DSC;
Conducts ongoing assessment of the project performance, providing information to the Director DSC, enabling the reorientation of effort and flexibility in response to changing situations;
Provides input for the Departmental budget and personnel planning;
Ensures that the policies on the organizational, Mission and Departmental level are being properly implemented;
Maintains appropriate liaison with other departments ensuring that internal communication and information exchange are facilitated;
The incumbent directly supervises 2 international and 4 national staff;
Performs other tasks as required.
The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. The nomination of female candidates is particularly encouraged.
Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered.
Please apply to your relevant authorities several days prior to the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered.
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