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Executive Adviser


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Archived vacancy details

Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Political 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 Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (SR CTHB) represents the OSCE at the political level on anti-trafficking issues. The Office of the SR CTHB assists OSCE participating States in the implementation of commitments and full usage of recommendations set forth in the OSCE Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings. The Office provides a co-ordinating function among OSCE structures and institutions involved in combating trafficking in human beings (THB) with a focus on the following activities: enhancing the awareness and understanding of THB across the OSCE region; policy planning and advocacy especially in the area of emerging trends of THB and effective approaches to combating THB; and direct assistance to participating States in practical and technical areas, at their request.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Special Representative (SR) and the direct supervision of the Deputy Co-ordinator, the incumbent will be tasked with:

  • Providing analysis of relevant documents, legislation and policies from participating States to identify salient/pertinent points, gaps or needs for improvements to further implementation, and formulating recommendations for the strengthening such legislation and policies where necessary, working in close co-operation with the relevant OSCE structures and institutions;
  • Assisting in the development of the SR's political agenda, producing discussion and concept papers and substantive reports on major issues to highlight; arranging internal and external meetings with high level officials of participating States; assisting in the preparation, realization and follow-up to country visits;
  • Drafting the annual report, statements, speeches, talking points and other political statements for the SR;
  • Assisting in the substantive preparation and follow up of various national and international events, visits to participating States and meetings with high level decision makers as required;
  • Participating in international and national seminars, conferences and expert meetings on behalf of the OSR;
  • Contributing to strategic planning and the drafting of the OSR annual work plan;
  • Assisting in the strategic planning, development of partnership and co-ordination of the work with partners in the Alliance against Trafficking in Persons, and especially its Expert Team (AECT) in close co-ordination with other advisors as appropriate;
  • Developing and maintaining regular contacts with counterparts/partners in the OSCE delegations, governmental authorities and NGOs in participating States and drawing upon their expertise when co-operating with the OSCE Institutions and field operations;
  • Drafting official replies and communications to participating States and International Organizations;
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.
Necessary Qualifications
  • University degree in international relations, international development, public international law, human rights law, social or political sciences or other related fields;
  • Minimum of six years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience with an international organization or NGO on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and related fields;
  • Demonstrated practical/field experience in developing and managing research and or policy projects, in the planning and organization of high-level and large events, in drafting briefings, reports and speeches, in monitoring and reporting, including at least three years at the international level, and at least three years in a full-time anti-trafficking position;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; knowledge of other OSCE working languages, especially Russian, would be desirable;
  • Knowledge of the OSCE and its area of operation, previous work experience within or along side the OSCE would be an asset;
  • Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft applications;
  • Experience in networking and managing a high number of contacts;
  • Demonstrated organizational, analytical and administrative skills;
  • Established practical experience with questions of protocol and diplomacy;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.

This post is open for secondment. Candidates are requested to apply through the OSCE desk of the respective Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Delayed nominations will not be considered.

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

The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation.

No application fees or information with respect to bank account details are required by OSCE for our recruitment process.




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