14 June 2018
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
This position is open for secondment only and participating States are kindly reminded that all costs related to assignment at the Secretariat must be borne by their authorities.
Candidates should, prior to applying, verifying with their respecting 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 Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities (OCEEA) deals with economic and environmental issues, operating under the premise that promoting economic prosperity and co-operation on environmental problems can contribute to international security and stability. The OSCE's role is twofold: a) to monitor economic and environmental developments among participating States, and alert them to any threat of conflict, and b) to facilitate the formulation of economic and environmental policies and initiatives among participating States, to promote security. The Office currently comprises 22 staff members.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Senior Economic Officer, and in close co-ordination with the Economic Adviser, the Economic Connectivity Officer will be responsible for the following:
Supporting and co-ordinating OSCE activities aimed at fostering regional economic co-operation and economic governance aspects of security, in particular promoting connectivity through transport and trade facilitation and co-operation in the customs field as well as promoting investment and business climate in the OSCE region;
Providing policy advice, and developing and implementing activities to assist participating States in implementing their commitments in shaping national connectivity efforts, as well as Field Offices in implementing their mandates;
Providing strategic guidance to relevant government agencies aimed at increasing their capacities to develop and amend connectivity related policies as well as reinforce dialogue, political trust and co-ordination on national and regional levels;
Identifying, developing and implementing programmatic activities; discussing and co-ordinating them with external partners;
Developing agenda items, work programmes and background papers for seminars, workshops, training courses and other activities related to project work;
Contributing to good governance activities and providing inputs to the Economic and Environmental Forum process and subsequent follow-up activities;
Assisting in fund raising for projects and maintaining relations with funding sources;
Preparing briefing papers and reports, drafting speeches to be delivered by the senior management, the Co-ordinator, the Secretary General or the Chairmanship-in-Office as required;
Developing proposals for capacity building projects and other activities that address economic security and connectivity concepts, and overseeing, if and as required, their implementation;
Establishing and maintaining working relations with international organizations, sub-regional initiatives, NGOs, business associations, and with responsible officers in the OSCE delegations and the OSCE Partners for Co-operation;
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 shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states.
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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