This is the Extra Budgetary post (ExB) active until 30 June 2019 with the possibility of extension.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
The National Project Officer is assigned to the Human Security Programme of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine and is responsible for the formulation and implementation of the office’s projects in the area of human rights, monitors the work of contracted partners for joint projects as required and cooperates with the senior management with regard to fundraising. Under the direct supervision of the National Programme Manager, and in close co-ordination with the relevant structures, the incumbent should carry out the following duties:
1. Implementation and administration of the project “Enhancement of Prosecution of IT-facilitated Human Trafficking Crimes in Ukraine”
Liaises with project partners with regard to planning and implementing of project activities;
Liaises with the OSCE institutions, international entities, Ukrainian governmental institutions and NGOs, international and local experts;
Liaises with project donors to ensure that they are aware of all project activities, possess all necessary information on project events;
Establishes and maintains contacts with the civil society as well as the relevant government officials and institutions related to human rights issues;
Co-ordinates all procurements necessary for the implementation of project activities; In close cooperation with national counterparts and NGO partners, co-ordinates project implementation, identifying problems and proposing specific actions to be taken to expedite delivery of inputs; drafts comments on designated aspects of project progress and input to programme monitoring; drafts project revisions, including adjustments to individual project budgets, on the basis of changed work plans;
Prepares correspondence, organizes official visits, joint discussions and workshops;
Identifies new areas of activity in the field of human rights, drafts and, if necessary, amends project proposals as well as all related documents (including project documentation in Oracle system), analyses and identifies urgent project requirements of Ukraine not addressed by other agencies; formulates proposals for those strategic priorities in consultation with the PCU senior management and relevant OSCE institutions.
2. Reports on project issues
Prepares periodic reports to the Senior Project Officer, other OSCE units, donors, government and NGO partners on the progress of project implementation;
Based on a thorough evaluation and analysis of the respective sector, prepares reports, overviews, and other information and analytical material for the Leadership of the office, in regard to project planning, implementation, evaluation, etc.
3. Representation functions
Represents the office, at specific local, national, regional and international conferences and events as required, also as speaker.
4. Advisory functions
Provides expert support to responsible Ukrainian governmental institutions with regard to human rights, in particular, but not limited to anti-trafficking projects.
5. Other related tasks as assigned
• University degree in law, international relations, social or political science;
• Minimum of two years professional experience in project management;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Ukrainian;
• Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft applications;
• Experience in working with international organizations would be an asset.
Remuneration Package Social benefits will include 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.
This position is for residents of Ukraine only. We strongly encourage applicants to use the online application system at https://jobs.osce.org; the Vacancy Number is VNUKRN00498. The deadline for applications is 14 January 2018. If you have difficulties with the online system, please use the Internet Explorer to find the vacancy. Applications received after the published deadline will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Details of the assignment and contract may be further discussed during the interviews.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for 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.