This position is open for secondment only and participating States are kindly reminded that all costs in relation to assignment at the Secretariat 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 of the Secretary General (OSG) provides general services to the Secretary General (SG), the Chairperson-in-Office and the participating States. It groups horizontal services such as Executive Management, Press and Public Information, Legal Services, External Co-operation, Security Management, Gender Affairs and Central Records Management, and oversees the Prague Office. The OSG also 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 the Executive Management Section.
The Policy and Planning Officer is a member of the OSG Policy Team. The Policy Team, which is managed by the Senior Adviser, provides advice on political and other developments both within and outside the OSCE region, including all aspects of comprehensive security policy. It also provides advice and support in relation to co-ordinated political planning, developing/implementing strategies, and research and analytical activities. The Policy Team develops messages and provides strategic vision for speeches and statements by the Secretary General and OSCE Chairmanship, based on input from the relevant Secretariat units. Team members draft and/or clear all speeches, as well as articles and reports. The Policy Team co-ordinates and follows up on the implementation of special projects for the Secretary General, and it contributes to outreach to participating States, civil society, academic and research institutions, including the OSCE Academic Network.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Policy Adviser, the Policy and Planning Officer provides assistance to the Secretary General and Director of OSG, particularly in relation to policy planning, speechwriting, research and analysis. More specifically, the Policy and Planning Officer's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under http://www.osce.org/employment.
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 http://www.osce.org/who/83.
The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. The nomination of female candidates is particularly encouraged.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.
Please apply to your relevant authorities several days prior to the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered.