Please note that this is a consultancy assignment of a temporary nature, with an expected duration of approximately 10 working days.
The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. It therefore addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control,confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, anddecisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis.
The OSCE Secretariat in Vienna assists the Chairmanship in its activities, and provides operational and administrative support to the field operations, and, as appropriate, to other institutions.
The Department of Human Resources (DHR) ensures that the OSCE has the human resources capacity necessary to successfully implement its mandates. DHR sets the policies and provides services in the areas of recruitment, administration of benefits and entitlements, payroll, performance management, training and ethics across the Organization.
The needs assessment conducted by the Learning and Development Unit in 2018 and 2019 identified the need for OSCE staff to develop communication skills, including identifying key messages; understanding what is important for the target audience, and ability to link programmatic activities or political developments to broader strategic themes relevant to the organization.
OSCE therefore plans two courses related to communication:
1. The objective of the two-day Strategic Writing course is to improve the capacity of OSCE officials to deliver clear, effective professional writing. Participants of this course will exercise skills on the planning and drafting process of preparing speeches and talking points to senior management level.
2. The objective of the one-day Speech/Statement Writing course is to build on the existing writing skills of the Communications Team, exercising advanced skills in preparing statements to be delivered by the Secretary General at press conferences (i.e. “mini-speeches”).
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
The expert will work under the supervision of the Learning and Development Unit/DHR (LDU) and will be tasked with:
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Secretariat, please see https://www.osce.org/secretariat.
|Remuneration will depend on the selected consultant’s/expert’s qualifications and experience and in accordance with the OSCE established rates.|
|How To Apply|
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies.
If you are not a national of a participating State, you must apply by submitting an offline application form which can be found under https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/offline-application-form.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post 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 those applicants who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.