30 October 2019
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
OSCE Missions and Field Activities are the front line of OSCE work in countries that require assistance and are the agent through which political decisions are translated into action. The OSCE Mission to Skopje is the Organization's longest-serving field mission. Based on the mandated priorities for the Mission, the Mission’s current activities are grouped in four main strategic areas: Inter-ethnic relations, including early warning; Rule of Law, Democratic Governance; and Transnational Threats.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under overall supervision of the Chief of Rule of Law Unit within the Human Dimension Department (HDD), the incumbent provides programmatic, linguistic and administrative support to the Unit. More specifically, the incumbent:
Assists project/portfolio managers throughout the project proposal phase, from the inception, through internal approval workflow to the implementation phase.
Coordinates and organizes activities foreseen in the project proposals, including trainings, seminars/roundtables and other support for the events.
Assists the Unit in coordinating with partners, soliciting their input, sending feedback, maintaining regular operational monitoring and other various task stemming from project implementation.
Enters Purchase Requisitions in the IRMA system, making sure all supporting documents are properly reflected, and follows up on tasks associated with approval of the Purchase Requisition and payment of invoices.
Reviews financial documents, progress reports, including monitoring and assisting project personnel, collecting their input, assisting them in their operations and in coordination of their methodology for the purpose of consistency, as required.
Monitors trials of sensitive cases, following the debates and reports according to the established practice in the Unit.
Performs consecutive interpretation during meetings, interviews and conferences with local government and judicial representatives. Translates and summarizes legal documents, reports, assessment and official correspondence received from English to Macedonian (and Albanian where appropriate) and vice versa.
Participates in meetings, workshops and other events on behalf of the RoL Unit and prepares relevant minutes or reports; attends events in line with the work plan outlined in the project proposals.
Perform other tasks, as required.
Citizenship of or permanent residence in the Republic of North Macedonia
Secondary education supplemented by formal studies in law, languages, project management or administration
Minimum four (4) years of experience in project management, preferably in the areas of rule of law and human rights
Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft applications and other computer systems (ORACLE and IRMA)
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and in the local language(s)
Demonstrated ability to translate and interpret consecutively
Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.
Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions, is approximately EUR 1,360.41.
Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna medical 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
All candidates must apply online, using the OSCE online application link, found under https://jobs.osce.org
Please note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Online Application Form or in other languages than the English language would not be considered.
The recruitment procedure may take up to two months and we will be in further contact with you only if you are selected for an interview. The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, or offer the position with modified terms of reference or a different duration.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.
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