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) provides general services to the Secretary General (SG), the Chairperson-in- Office and the participating States. It groups service-oriented offices (Office of Legal Affairs, Conference and Language Services, the OSCE Documentation Centre in Prague), and policy-oriented offices (Communication and Media Relations, External Co-operation, Gender Affairs) as well as Security Management and Executive Management. The OSG also ensures effective co-ordination of policy advice provided to the Secretary General and the Chairmanship, and management decisions taken by the Secretary General. The OSG is led by a Director, who also serves as Chief of Staff and the Head of Executive Management.
The Communication and Media Relations Section (COMMS) supports and advises the Secretary General and the OSCE Chairmanship on media and public relations activities and informs the public about the work of the OSCE. COMMS also serves as the focal point for public statements and other communication material from OSCE Institutions and field operations. COMMS produces and disseminates press releases, information materials and regular publications, maintains the public website, the Organization’s social media presence and promotes the OSCE’s values, principles and work.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
Within COMMS, the Online Communication Unit provides expertise and support on a wide variety of topics ranging from corporate identity to social media, production of multimedia content and maintenance of the OSCE website, both at the technical level and regarding to the organisation of its content. The Unit interacts on a daily basis with stakeholders from the entire organisation.
Under the general supervision of the Online Communications Manager, should you be selected for the job, you will play a critically important role and be tasked with:
1. Planning and designing the information architecture of the OSCE public website;
2. Developing content for the OSCE public website, and maintaining its structure;
3. Managing projects related to content, software and infrastructure for the OSCE public website;
4. Providing quality assurance and participating in quality improvement activities;
5. Contributing to the planning and development of other OSCE Internet presences, such as websites, portals or mini-sites for specific OSCE units;
6. Advising the Online Communications Manager on content management solutions for the OSCE public website and contributing to the planning of the website by keeping up-to-date with the latest technologies;
7. Overseeing the maintenance, operation and security of the OSCE public website, in coordination with COMMS Associate Web Developer;
8. Providing website-related training to OSCE staff involved in the maintenance of the OSCE public website or in other activities related to online communications;
9. Acting as a central focal point, providing technical advice and guidance on information management to field operations, institutions and Secretariat units;
10. Performing other related duties as requested.
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Secretariat, please see https://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/states.