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Economic Affairs Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Economic and Environmental Affairs
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of issue



This position is open for secondment only and participating States are kindly reminded that all costs in relation to assignment at the Secretariat must be borne by their authorities.

Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered. Seconded staff members in the OSCE Secretariat and Institutions are not entitled to a Board and Lodging Allowance payable by the Organization.

The principle objective of the Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities (OCEEA) is to strengthen security and stability in the OSCE region by promoting international co-operation on economic and environmental issues. The mandate of the OCEEA is guided particularly by the OSCE Strategy Document for the Economic and Environmental Dimension, approved by the OSCE Ministerial Council in Maastricht in December 2003. The Economic Governance Unit stimulates particularly economic co-operation across the OSCE area towards strengthening good economic governance. Its activities also include improving investment and business climate, promoting efficient labour migration management and combating corruption. Currently the Unit comprises six staff members.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Senior Economic Officer, the Economic Affairs Officer supports and co-ordinates OSCE activities in relation to the economic dimension of security, particularly in the areas of migration management, and economic and business development including gender aspects. He/she analyses national and international trends, relevant policies and programmes in these areas to identify priorities, develop and implement regional activities and projects in the areas of labour migration management and economic and business development. The Economic Affairs Officer develops budget proposals, monitors expenditures in relation to activities and prepares project reports.

  1. Assists the Senior Economic Officer in conceptualising and preparing an annual work programme for the Unit and in identification of its priorities in migration management and regional economic and business development, including gender aspects; prepares list of ongoing projects/activities and projects in need of financing;
  2. Supports and co-ordinates OSCE activities in relation to economic aspects of security in the areas of migration management, in particular labour migration, and regional economic and business development, including gender aspects;
  3. Participates in negotiating and drafting agreements with bilateral and multilateral donors and implementing partners in compliance with the OSCE, donor and implementing partner requirements; monitors the overall implementation of the agreements;
  4. Assists participating States and OSCE field operations in developing national activities that promote and support capacity building in labour migration management;
  5. Assists in fundraising for projects in the area of responsibility in close co-ordination with the Senior Economic Officer and other OCEEA staff and personnel from other departments through access to OSCE delegations, partner organizations and bilateral and multilateral donors;
  6. Monitors and expedites programme implementation through discussions and correspondence with counterparts in the missions, field visits, and analysis of project progress. Utilises information obtained as an input to corrective decision-making and revisions;
  7. Researches, formulates, develops and manages regional project activities intended to address economic threats to security within his/her area of responsibility;
  8. Identifies and disseminates information on economic co-operation, economic development aspects of security and migration management issues as well as project information with the Economic/Environmental Officers in the missions with the intention of sharing best practices/lessons learned among the OSCE field operations and regions;
  9. Informs Economic/Environmental Officers on groups/organizations in their area with the resources and/or mutual interests to serve as possible project partners;
  10. Develops agenda items, work programmes, background papers, speeches for and reports on conferences, seminars, workshops, training courses, and oversees partner coordination and other activities related to implementation of these activities within the area of responsibility;
  11. Reports on ongoing/planned project activities, as required, to the Senior Economic Officer, the Deputy Co-ordinator / Head, Economic Activities, the Co-ordinator, the Chairmanship-in-Office, and the Economic and Environmental Committee;
  12. Organizes meetings, technical seminars, and conferences in these areas to support information sharing, good practice dissemination and exchange of lessons learned, including handles technical and logistical arrangements;
  13. Maintains and develops a contact network of multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors, government officials, UN Agencies and other International Organizations, International financial institutions (IFIs), private sector and civil society;
  14. Performs other tasks as requested.
Necessary Qualifications
  • University degree in Economics and/or Business Administration, International Relations, Political Science or International Law, with a focus on economic issues
  • A minimum of six years of professional experience, with significant experience at the international level
  • Work experience in project development and management
  • Understanding of and experience in security-related economic governance issues, in particular regional economic co-operation and migration management issues
  • Experience in carrying out analysis and conceptualization
  • Professional fluency in English with excellent drafting and communication skills; knowledge of other OSCE working languages would be an asset
  • Ability to operate Windows applications including word processing and e-mail
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds while maintaining impartiality and objectivity

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under

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.

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The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. The nomination of female candidates is particularly encouraged.

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.

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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