25 February 2020
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
The OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek (POiB) assists the host Government with the implementation of OSCE commitments and relevant international obligations and standards. The Economic and Environmental Department (EED) develops and implements on a daily basis economic and environmental projects.
The Economic and Environmental Department is looking for an intern for a three, up to six months, period. The selected intern will have an excellent opportunity to gain an overview of the Economic and Environmental activities of the OSCE in Kyrgyzstan. The selected intern will support the work of the Head of Economic and Environmental Department, and will be tasked with the duties outlined below.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Closely works with the Head of Department on monitoring and coordinating programmatic activities of the Department;
Assists in reviewing and editing of project proposals, reports, and other programmatic documents (note – often these documents are drafted by non-native English speakers and require considerable editing);
Assists with the preparation and conduct of Programme Review Meetings;
Supports specific project staff as needed with the development, monitoring and evaluation of their project activities;
Assists in the drafting of official correspondence, such as invitations and thank-you letters to local partners and delegations in Vienna;
Attends internal and external meetings and take minutes;
Be at least 19 years old and under the age of 30 on the date of the deadline of the vacancy notice and from an OSCE participating State;
Students in the final year of university education at graduate or postgraduate level: recent graduates or postgraduates, i.e. within one year of graduation with a background in business administration, economics, international relations, or political science;
Proven ability to multi-task and work in a high-pace environment;
Previous experience in working for international organizations or international NGOs;
Demonstrated ability to process and classify information quickly and efficiently and autonomously organize your work;
Excellent IT knowledge, in particular of Microsoft Office and Internet applications;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people from different national and cultural backgrounds, whilst maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
Perfect fluency in English is essential, including the ability to draft and edit written English-language documents;
Knowledge of Russian would be helpful, but is not necessary.
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
The OSCE is not in a position to pay any remuneration or cover any expenses incurred by the intern during his/her stay nor reimburse travel expenses. However, interns selected who are non-residents at duty station, may be eligible for compensation of EUR 13.2/day towards their living costs in place of assignment. The selected intern may participate in the group health insurance scheme at his/her own expense, but the OSCE will cover life and accident/disability insurance. If the intern opts to arrange his/her own medical coverage, he/she shall provide evidence of medical coverage for the duty station he/she applies to, and for any eventual duty trip destinations. The internship does not constitute a commitment to future employment with the OSCE.
How To Apply
If you meet the above requirements and wish to apply for this internship opportunity, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies.
Please note that the vacancy is open for competition only amongst foreign citizens, the nationals of OSCE participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/participating-states
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, or offer an internship with modified terms of reference or a different duration. 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.
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