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Internship with OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan


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OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan
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General Administration
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Please note that the OSCE is not in a position paying any remuneration during the period of internship nor reimburse travel expenses. Some compensation towards the cost of living may be offered to interns who do not reside in the place of assignment .


As part of its efforts to adjust and prepare programme and project planning and evaluation documents, the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan (the mission) would warmly welcome one international Intern during the summer of 2017. The mission foresees that an international Intern could make a very significant contribution to the programmatic success of the mission. This position would ideally suit a post-graduate student with studies that relate to Uzbekistan. An undergraduate student might be acceptable.

The period of employment is anticipated to be 60 days. The dates are negotiable, depending on the availability of the person selected.




Tasks and Responsibilities








This position gives the incumbent an excellent opportunity to see a wide cross-section of the programmatic activity of the mission and also make a contribution to improvement of the success of project work and other activities. This position may require some travel to various locations in Uzbekistan to conduct or review various programmatic activities.

Under the supervision of the Head of Mission and one of the Senior Project Officers, the incumbent would closely work with the mission’s Senior Project Officer(s) and National Project Officers:

• To assist in the implementation, co-ordination, and monitoring of a select segment of the programmatic activity of the mission;

• Visit project sites and activities and prepare brief, concise reports for senior management, using as background project documents including monitoring and self-evaluation reports; 

• Assist in editing of project proposals, reports, and other programmatic documents;

• Assisting in preparations for OSCE meetings and conferences including by compiling background information, helping with the preparation of working files, taking minutes and preparing reports; 

• Attending meetings and conferences when required, taking notes during the meetings and drafting internal reports;

• Researching and compiling factual information on specific issues related to the project work of the mission, drafting research papers and reports; and

• Assisting programme staff in preparing documents, in other daily activities and performing other duties as requested




Necessary Qualifications








• Be at least 19 years old and have completed two years of full-time studies from an accredited institution or have completed a first or advanced degree in a field relevant to the OSCE’s mandate no longer than two years ago by  the date of the deadline of the vacancy notice;

• Fluency in English is essential, including the ability to draft and edit written English-language documents.  Good working knowledge of Uzbek language (such as the ability to read, and carry on a basic conversation).

•  Strong analytical, research and drafting skills;

• Good organizational skills with ability to process and classify information quickly and efficiently;

• Previous experience in working for international organizations/internships or in a diplomatic service.

• Excellent IT knowledge, familiarity with 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.




Required competencies








Core values

  • 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



Core competencies

  • 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




Remuneration Package








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.

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








Please mention your availability dates in the cover letter.

Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see

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 national, 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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