The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. It therefore addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis.
The OSCE Secretariat in Vienna assists the Chairmanship in its activities, and provides operational and administrative support to the field operations, and, as appropriate, to other institutions.
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. 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 Co-ordination 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 OSCE is committed to gender equality. This is a senior management role and females are currently underrepresented in senior management grades. Female candidates are therefore encouraged to apply.
|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 complex and dynamic environment planning, co-ordinating and directing the administrative and financial activities.
As a part of the senior executive leadership team, you 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, you will be responsible for:
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Secretariat, please see https://www.osce.org/secretariat
Monthly remuneration is approximately EUR 10,534, 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.
Please note that appointments are normally 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 those applicants who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.
Recruitment shall be based on a transparent process, subject to open competition among nationals of participating States and without regard to gender, race, colour, religion and beliefs nor to ethnic or social origin or to nationality.
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.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states.