OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
Field of expertise
General Support Functions
Number of posts
Date of issue
27 September 2017
Deadline for application
17 October 2017
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension. ODIHR is active throughout the OSCE area in the fields of election observation, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination, and the rule of law. ODIHR’s assistance projects and other activities are implemented in participating States in accordance with ODIHR’s mandate.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Senior Administrative Assistant, the incumbent performs the tasks of a Receptionist, Switchboard Operator, Meeting Assistant, Administrative and Mail Clerk. Work is organized in shifts between 8 am and 6 pm.
The incumbent performs the following duties:
Operating a telephone switchboard; placing official incoming calls, establishing telephone connections upon request of staff members, taking and delivering messages;
Obtaining additional information on the identity of persons from the Security Guards who are controlling access of visitors to the building;
Greeting visitors and supplying general information on the work programme of the Office;
Supporting in-house meetings with administrative/logistics services;
Distributing mail correspondence and parcels to addressees;
Keeping informed on presences/absences (including duty travel, annual leave, attendance at outside meetings) of staff members and answers queries in that respect;
Providing logistic support for in-house meetings and conferences;
Updating logs of official correspondence (Note Verbale) and experts contracts, scanning invoices;
Performing other duties as assigned.
Completed secondary education;
Two years of office experience, including at least one year of experience as a switchboard operator;
Proficiency in Polish and English, Russian language is an asset;
Ability to operate modern telephone equipment;
Excellent communication skills and tact in dealing with people from a variety of national and cultural backgrounds.
Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions, is approximately PLN 5.100 OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Poland.
Social security will include participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme (current approximate deduction for a staff member is 45 Euro) and OSCE Provident Fund. The Organization contributes an additional amount equivalent to 15% of the employee's salary to this pension-style fund while the employee contributes 7.5%. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System for general services employees.
Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.
Expected start date of the employment: 01 January 2018
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 the OSCE on-line applications will be accepted and short-listed applicants contacted.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states.
No application fees or information with respect to bank account details are required by OSCE for our recruitment process.
Please note that in the event of invitation for interview, the OSCE is unable to reimburse costs incurred.
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