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, and decisions 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 Office of the Secretary General (OSG) supports the Secretary General in the effective implementation of her/his mandate and specific tasks given to her/him by the OSCE participating States. It groups horizontal services such as Executive Management, Communication and Media Relations, Legal Services, External Co-operation, Security Management, Gender Affairs, Conference and Language Services, Central Records Management, and oversees the OSCE Prague Office.
Security Management serves as the clearing house for all security related issues, it defines the Organization’s safety and security policy and standards and it supports the Organization’s security managers in meeting their responsibilities to ensure the security, safety and well-being of OSCE staff while carrying out their work. It also maintains contact with host authorities, as well as with partner organizations and embassies, on all security-related matters and participates actively in the Crisis Management Team and the Security Management Committee. Security Management currently comprises seven staff members.
The OSCE Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality is committed to further improving gender balance among staff in all areas and levels within the OSCE. Currently female staff in the above-mentioned field of expertise is underrepresented, and are therefore encouraged to apply for this opportunity.
|Tasks and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Head, Security Management, the selected candidate will act as the OSCE Secretariat’s main technical and operational contact point for field security issues and provide support and assistance to the field operations as required. She/he will ensure that the provisions of The Framework of Security Management and the Organization’s security policy are met and complied with by all OSCE Institutions and field operations.
More specifically, she/he will be responsible for:
For more detailed information on the work of the OSCE Secretariat, please see http://www.osce.org/secretariat
Monthly remuneration is approximately EUR 6,381, depending on post adjustment and family status. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Austria. Social benefits will include possibility of participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System.
Please note that appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.
|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.
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.
Recruitment shall be based on a transparent process, subject to open competition among nationals of participating States and without regard to gender, race, colour, religion and beliefs nor to ethnic or social origin or to nationality.
The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation, therefore the maximum period of service in this post is 7 years.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/state.