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Policy and Fundraising Adviser


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
General Staff / Monitoring Functions
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of issue

This position is open for secondment only and participating States are kindly reminded that all costs in relation to assignment at the OSCE/ODIHR must be borne by their authorities.

Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered. Seconded staff members in the OSCE Secretariat and Institutions are not entitled to a Board and Lodging Allowance payable by the Organization.


The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension. The ODIHR is active throughout the OSCE area in the fields of election observation, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination, and the rule of law. The ODIHR's assistance projects and other activities are implemented in participating States in accordance with the ODIHR's mandate.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Project Co-ordinator, the Policy and Fundraising Adviser is the principal adviser on the ODIHR`s fundraising approach and methodology, in particular with regard to innovative approaches to fundraising. This includes the following duties:


  • Advising on the ODIHR's fundraising efforts and approach; researching and preparing extra-budgetary (ExB) funding opportunities for all the ODIHR programmes and projects, especially with non-traditional donors;
  • Following political developments relevant for the ODIHR programming work and advising, through regular briefings and/or reports, the Project Co-ordinator/First Deputy Director on the possible impact on programmatic activities and fundraising;
  • Researching good practices and experiences in the ODIHR's programmatic work aimed at establishing and promoting added value and comparative advantage;
  • Researching strategic planning tools and practices relevant for the ODIHR context, and assisting with the organization of related meetings and events;
  • Preparing briefings, talking points and presentations for the Project Co-ordinator and, if required, for the ODIHR senior management;
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.
Necessary Qualifications
  • First level university degree in law, political or social science, or related subject, preferably with a specialization in international relations and/or public policy;
  • A minimum of six years of professional experience, including relevant work in diplomacy or international relations and field and reporting work in the areas of human rights and democracy assistance;
  • Project management experience, preferably with donor-funded projects in a complex and/or sensitive political context; established experience in fundraising for such projects and an advanced level of familiarity of countries within the OSCE region;
  • Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft applications;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; proficiency in other OSCE working languages, especially Russian, is an asset;
  • Ability and willingness to work as a member of a multinational team, with people of different cultural, and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.

This post is open for secondment. Candidates are requested to apply through the OSCE desk of the respective Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Delayed nominations will not be considered.


The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise 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.


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


The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.


The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation.


Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.



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