24 February 2019
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
NOTE: Appointment to the post is subject to 2019 UB approval.
The incumbent is based in Head Office, within the Democratic Governance Section of the Human Dimension Department. Under the overall supervision of the National Chief of Democratic Governance, she/he provides programmatic and administrative support in implementation of the Democratic Governance Project. The incumbent works in close consultation with the supervisor, Democratic Governance Section staff in Head Office and Democratic Governance field staff to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the Project and wider Human Dimension Programme. S/he will be responsible for advising the supervisor on all aspects of the development and implementation of the Democratic Governance Project, including in both programmatic and administrative aspects, and may be required to assume direct responsibility for substantive elements of implementation. S/he will be particularly responsible for coordinating effectively daily work with other Section’s Programme Assistants and with administrative structures outside the immediate project/programme.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Supports and contributes to the development and implementation of the Democratic Governance Project, through compiling data for project documentation and monitoring the implementation status of programme components aiming to strengthen democratic development and good governance at various level of authority;
Reviews and compiles programmatic inputs collected from field staff. S/he also contributes to the review of action plans, progress reports and project proposals by providing comments and managing information received from the field staff;
Co-ordinates the preparation and implementation of workshops, training programmes and conferences by preparing all administrative and logistical arrangements necessary; (booking premises, sending invitations, preparation of evaluation forms, drafting part of the reports etc.)
Advises the supervisor of any issues that might impact on the progress and effectiveness of the programmes, including the preparation of weekly, monthly and spot reports;
Provides simultaneous and consecutive interpretation in meetings, seminars and conferences and translation of documents, reports, correspondence and press articles from English to local language and vice versa;
Participates in meetings with external partners on issues related to local governance interventions and maintains an up to date knowledge of similar initiatives elsewhere;
Performs other duties as assigned.
Secondary school education supplemented by formal training in administration or languages;
Minimum four (4) years of experience of work on democratic development with institutions and civil society of Bosnia and Herzegovina; First-level university degree in a relevant field can be considered as a substitute for one (1) year, and an advanced level degree in a relevant field can be considered as a substitute for two (2) years of work experience;
Understanding of constitutional set-up and political developments of Bosnia and Herzegovina;
Experience in producing reports and presentations in English and BiH languages;
Experience of administration and/or office management;
Experience interpretation in meetings, seminars and conference and translation of documents, correspondence and press articles from English to local languages and vice versa;
Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft packages;
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and in the local language;
Possession of a driving license is desirable.
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 2,298.08 BAM/month. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna health insurance scheme 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
This position is open to citizens and permanent residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina only. If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under http://www.osce.org/employment. Please note that offline applications submitted via email, fax, or mail 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. 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.
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