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Executive Programme Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Secretariat
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 (CTHB) 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 and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (SR/CTHB) and in close co-ordination with the Deputy Co-ordinator, the Executive Programme Officer performs the following duties:

  1. Provides analysis of relevant documents, legislation and policies from participating States to identify salient/pertinent points, gaps, or needs for improvements to further implementation, and formulates recommendations for the strengthening such legislation and policies where necessary, working in close co-operation with the relevant OSCE structures and institutions;
  2. Assists in the development of  the Special Representative's (SR) political agenda, produces  discussion and concept  papers and substantive  reports on major issues to highlight; arranges internal and external meetings with high level officials of participating States;
  3. Drafts and contributes to drafting statements, speeches, the annual report, talking points and other political statements for the SR (working closely with the Public Information Officer and other members of the staff, as appropriate);
  4. Assists in the substantive preparation and follow up of country visits and various national and international events, visits to participating States and meetings with high level decision makers as required;
  5. Contributes to strategic planning and the drafting of the Office of the SR's (OSR) annual work plan;
  6. Assists 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;
  7. Develops/maintains regular contacts with counterparts/partners in the OSCE Delegations, governmental authorities and NGOs in participating States and draws upon their expertise when co-operating with the OSCE Institutions and field missions (in co-ordination with other advisers who may be responsible for liaison with specific organizations/pS);
  8. Drafts official replies or and communications to participating States and international organizations;
  9. Participates  in  international and national seminars, conferences, expert meetings, etc. on behalf of the OSR;
  10. Supervises project staff and consultants as appropriate;
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.
Necessary Qualifications
  • University degree in international relations, international development, public international law, human rights law, social or political sciences
  • Minimum of six years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience, with national authorities, 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 three years on anti-trafficking
  • Knowledge of the OSCE and its area of operation, previous work experience within or along-side the OSCE would be an asset
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; knowledge of other OSCE official languages, especially Russian, is desirable
  • Excellent communication skills, 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
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and email

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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