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 OSCE Security Management System ensures the security, safety and well-being of OSCE staff while carrying out their work. 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. 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 six staff members.
The OSCE Gender Action Plan is committed to increasing the number of female staff in all areas of the OSCE’s work. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this senior management opportunity.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Office of the Secretary General and as a primary adviser to the Secretary General on issues related to security management, the incumbent will define the Organization’s security and safety policy and standards, co-ordinate, supervise and have the oversight of the OSCE security management system. More specifically, the incumbent will be tasked with:
For more information about the work of the OSCE, please see www.osce.org/secretariat.
Monthly remuneration is approximately EUR 8,883 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.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states.
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.
The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation, therefore the maximum period of service in this post is 5 years.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.