29 September 2017
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
The Department of Management and Finance (DMF) is responsible for managing the material and financial resources of the Organization. The objective of DMF is to provide efficient and effective management of non-staff resources in support of OSCE programmatic activities. The Department comprises of budget and finance section, information and communication technology section, mission support services section and information security and coordination section.
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.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Secretary General, the Director for Management and Finance is a member of the senior management team and provides strategic direction for DMF in a dynamic environment planning, co-ordinating and directing the administrative and financial activities.
As a part of the senior executive leadership team, he/she will directly support the Secretary General on administrative and financial matters in his/her functions as the Chief Administrative Officer of the OSCE. More specifically, the incumbent is responsible for:
Providing leadership, general guidance and advice in the development of the administrative and financial elements of the common regulatory management system (CRMS) and its application throughout the OSCE;
Co-ordinating and controlling the budget process, the management of OSCE's material and financial resources, and its documentation;
Pursuing the management reform of the OSCE by adopting best practices in administrative support systems and procedures;
Providing authoritative expert advice and support to the OSCE Institutions and field operations;
Ensuring a well-functioning information and communication infrastructure;
Directly supervising the leadership team, managing over 90 DMF staff members, and leading DMF operational activities by setting targets, establishing priorities and overseeing the operations in three sections, Budget and Finance Services, Mission Support Section, Information and Communication Technology Services;
Second-level university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in finance, accounting, business/public administration or a related field; a first-level university degree in combination with two years of additional qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the second-level university degree;
A minimum of twelve years of progressively responsible experience at the senior management and policy-making level, in international private enterprise, governmental or international organizations;
Demonstrated financial and budgetary responsibility and experience in the development of comprehensive administrative norms;
Experience with results-based management systems and risk management methodologies;
Political sensitivity and excellent judgement, including strong analytical and negotiation skills;
Ability to lead changes in management processes;
Ability to provide leadership and motivation; ability to supervise a large number of staff and to plan the work and manage organizational units involved in diverse administrative functions;
Professional fluency in English, both oral and written; knowledge of other OSCE working languages would be an asset;
Excellent communication skills and writing ability;
Knowledge and understanding of integrated IT systems;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds whilst maintaining impartiality and objectivity.
Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
Monthly remuneration is EUR 10,107 and may vary 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.
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.
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 4 years.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.
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