Please note that this is a consultancy assignment of a temporary nature. Successful candidates will be placed on the OSCE Language Services Roster of Interpreters after having passed the accreditation examination. The OSCE employs interpreters on a consultant/freelance basis only and does not offer a fixed term post. The OSCE is looking for interpreters who are either Vienna-based or can make themselves available to work in Vienna within short notice (duty travel is not foreseen).
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) plays a key role in supporting the Secretary General in the effective implementation of his/her mandate and specific tasks given to him/her by the OSCE participating States. This includes primarily assisting the Secretary General in his activities, serving as a focal point for liaison and support to the Chairperson-in-Office, and co-ordinating tasks across the Secretariat. It groups horizontal services such as Executive Management, Communication and Media Relations, Legal Services, External Co-operation, Security Management, Gender Affairs, Conference and Language Services, Central Records Management, and oversees the OSCE Prague Office. The OSG 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 functions as the Head of Executive Management. Conference and Language Services, as part of the OSG, provides professional support to the decision-making bodies of the OSCE and the respective delegations on matters dealing with the organization of meetings, including interpretation and translation, documents control, editing and word processing services.
|Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Chief Linguist in the OSCE Conference and Language Services the incumbent will be performing the following duties:
|Remuneration is based on the AIIC-United Nations Agreement regulating the conditions of employment of short-term conference interpreters and in accordance with the OSCE established rates.
|How To Apply
Applicants are requested to apply online and as part of the recruitment process will be asked to take an interpretation test. Successful candidates will be placed on the OSCE Language Services Roster of Interpreters after having passed the accreditation examination. The OSCE employs interpreters on a consultant/freelance basis only and does not offer a fixed term post.
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies.
If you are not a national of a participating State, you must apply by submitting an offline application form, which can be found under https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/offline-application-form.
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.
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.