Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Public Participation Section and the overall supervision of the Deputy Director of the OSCE Democratization Department, the incumbent performs the following functions in the Department’s work with youth, civil society, women, and/or non-majority community participation as a component of democratic governance:
- Develops and implements projects within the Section, taking overall responsibility for those project activities assigned to him/her by the Chief of Section and ensures that the project activities are successfully implemented in accordance with project objectives throughout the project cycle, including meeting interlocutors, designing action plans, budgets, implementation plans and final report and evaluation;
- Provides expert advice to further capacity building of youth, women, civil society, and/or non-majority community;
- Establishes and maintains regular contacts with all relevant interlocutors involved in the public participation of youth, women, civil society and/or non-majority community, as well as with both local and International organizations involved in this field. Supports the interaction of youth, women, civil society, and/or non majority community with interlocutors working in the field of public participation development, by advising on social, political, financial, programmatic and organizational matters;
- Reports and drafts recommendations to the OSCE Mission on its policy towards youth, women, civil society and/or non-majority community, with specific focus on mechanisms to strengthen the public participation of these groups.
- Assists the Chief of Section in identification of capacity-building needs, developing and implementing projects to improve compliance with principles of good governance (participation and inclusiveness) and proposes relevant activities in line with the Section’s annual planning;
- Performs research and compiles background material on major departmental topics and assists in the organization of meetings (identifies participants and provides logistics support) involving youth, women, civil society, and/or non-majority community and members of international organizations to discuss policy and practical issues related to public participation; writes summaries and reports on the topics discussed;
- Advises the Chief of Section on ongoing developments related to youth, women, civil society and/or non-majority community; and drafts memos, emails, submissions for weekly reports related to these developments;
- Performs other duties as required.
- University degree, in law, development, International Cooperation, social or political science.
- Minimum two years professional experience with inter-governmental or civil society organizations in the field of public participation of either youth, women, civil society or non-majority community.
- Established skills in drafting, designing and implementing youth/women/civil society support projects.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, and local languages
- Computer literate with practical experience with Microsoft applications.
- Holding a valid driving license
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 1565.33 Euro/month. Social benefits will include participation in the OSCE Group Insurance Plan (Health, Life, Accidental Disability and Temporary Incapacity Insurance) and the OSCE Provident Fund. Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale. At the discretion of the appointing authority a higher step may be approved up to a maximum of step 3 subject to specific conditions
How to apply
In order to apply for this position you must complete the OSCE's online application form, found under https://jobs.osce.org. Applicants are encouraged to use the online recruitment and only fully completed OSCE applications will be accepted. However, if you have technical difficulties with the system you may use the offline application form found under https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/offline-application-form and forward the completed form quoting the vacancy number by e-mail to: Recruitment.OMiK@osce.org. In line with your qualifications please indicate preference to one or more field of expertise listed above (while using the online application the field of expertise preference can be indicated in the cover letter part). Kindly note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Application Form or in other languages than the English language would not be considered. 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.