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Programme Co-ordinator


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
General Administration
Functional level
Middle management
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of issue
General Minimum Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:

  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:

  • University education in public/business administration, management, finance, personnel management or related field or proven professional experience in all aspects of general administration (personnel, finance, etc.)
  • Very good organisational skills
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Advanced education/certified training course in a relevant field desirable


Minimum 6 years of relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 3 years at the management level relevant to the actual position

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Sound experience in programme management, including financial, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation/controlling and reporting responsibilities
  • Proven experience in budgeting and budget management
  • Good communication skills and experience in communicating through various means with a wide variety of external and internal interlocutors
  • Good drafting skills
  • Experience related to the practical application of OSCE commitments
  • Professional fluency in the English language, oral and written
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Previous international work experience and/or experience in field missions, preferably programmatic activity
  • Previous experience in the Central Asian region 
  • Working knowledge of the Russian language
  • Good knowledge of the political situation in the region
Tasks and Responsibilities

The Programme Co-ordinator is the focal point in the Centre for the co-ordination of all programmes and drafting of all programme budgeting documents. The Programme Co-ordinator also liaises with the Secretariat (the Central Asia desk and the Programming and Evaluation Support Unit in the Conflict Prevention Centre) to develop project activities of the Centre.

Under the supervision of the Head of Centre and the Deputy Head of Centre, the successful candidate:

  1. Co-ordinates the Centre's Programme Budgeting Cycle, including the drafting of relevant strategy documents (Programme Outline, Unified Budget Proposal, Programme Budget Performance Report) and the elaboration of associated planning schedules;
  2. Oversees the planning, approval, implementation and evaluation of the Centre's Unified Budget and Extra-Budgetary Projects;
  3. Supports the Centre's staff in the planning, monitoring and evaluation of their projects and programmes;
  4. Ensures regular communication with the Centre's existing and potential extra-budgetary donors, especially with regards to the submission of project reports required by donors;
  5. Supports the Head of Centre and the Chief of Fund Administration in the review and revision of administrative practices to ensure effective and efficient programme delivery;
  6. Acts as training focal point for the Centre;
  7. Supervises five Programme Assistants (PAs) (subject to change) working in the various provinces and ensures that the Senior Political Officer is abreast of developments as reported by the PAs;
  8. Performs other duties as required.

For more detailed information on the work of the OSCE Centre in Bishkek, please see


The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. The nomination of female candidates is particularly encouraged.

Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered.

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.




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