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Economic and Environmental Affairs Adviser


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Secretariat
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.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Senior Economic and Environmental Officer, the Economic and Environmental Affairs Adviser supports and co-ordinates OSCE activities in relation to the economic and environmental aspects of security, particularly with regard to the preparation and follow-up of the Economic and Environmental Forum (EEF) and the Economic and Environmental Dimension Implementation Meeting (EEDIM).

More specifically the successful candidate will carry out the following:

  1. Establishing regular liaison with international organizations, sub-regional initiatives and NGO's, and providing information on recent developments;
  2. Drafting proposals for conferences including agendas and potential speakers;
  3. Preparing briefing papers, reports, draft speeches as well as input to meetings on EEF topics for Senior Management, Secretary General and the Chairmanship;
  4. Performing sectorial or regional analysis and input for preparatory conferences and the annual EEF;
  5. Compiling consolidated summaries of meetings and assessing recommendations of conferences/Forum;
  6. Maintaining contacts with partner organizations as well as interactive exchange;
  7. Initiating and providing guidance and support to local and regional activities;
  8. Supporting the work of the OSCE field presences and functioning as a focal point for the co-ordination of projects and activities;
  9. Providing information on recent developments and activities on issues related to the Forum topics;
  10. Performing other duties as required.
Necessary Qualifications
  • University degree in economics, political science or international relations; focus on development and/or transition economies is an asset
  • A minimum of six years of professional experience, including two or three years at the international level
  • Work experience in project development and management
  • Experience in carrying out analysis and conceptualization
  • Ability to take initiative and work in a team, to establish and maintain external partnerships as well as effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds whilst remaining impartial and objective
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and email
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in in English; knowledge of the Russian language would be an asset
  • Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions or cultural backgrounds
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities

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.

Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.

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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