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14 September 2018
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
General Minimum Requirements
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:
University education in international studies, public policy, political science or law or related fields
Diplomatic experience or experience working in political affairs with international organizations or governments
Experience in preparing analytical reports
Excellent communication and drafting skills
Knowledge of regional political history and developments
Diplomatic and negotiating skills
Some knowledge of the OSCE principles and commitments
Level of Professional Competence Requirements
Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:
Second-level university degree in international relations; law; political science; public administration or related field is required; A first-level university degree in combination with the certified training course in relevant field may be accepted in lieu of the second-level university degree.
Minimum 10 years relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 5 years at the management level relevant to the actual position
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
Strong management skills, particularly in personnel, logistics, administrative and financial matters;
Demonstrated project management experience;
Experience in dealing with press and media;
Professional fluency in English and Russian, both oral and written, and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely; working knowledge of the Turkmen language is an asset;
Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited timeframes as well as the ability to solve problems effectively and efficiently;
Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and emails;
Good inter-personal skills with the ability to work objectively and impartially in a complex political and cultural environment;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.
Previous international work experience and/or experience in field missions;
Experience in results-based programme development and management.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Centre (HoC), the Deputy Head of Centre performs the following functions:
Assists the HoC in strategic direction and management of the Centre's programme activities in accordance with the Centre's mandate;
Provides advices to the HoC on daily administrative, management, policy, and programmatic matters;
In co-ordination with Program Managers and CFA oversees the preparation of annual planning and budgeting documents such as Programme Outline and Unified Budget submission;
Co-ordinates the preparation of various Centre's reports; provides inputs into documents; edits and consolidates reports for submission;
Assists in the co-ordination of the Centre's activities with the Government, international organizations, OSCE Institutions and the civil society;
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.
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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