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Programme Officer, Economic Co-operation and Governance


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Secretariat
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Economic and Environmental Affairs
Number of posts
Duty station
Vienna, Austria
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 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 principle objective of the Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities (OCEEA) is to strengthen security and stability in the OSCE region by promoting international co-operation on economic and environmental issues. The mandate of the OCEEA is guided particularly by the OSCE Strategy Document for the Economic and Environmental Dimension, approved by the OSCE Ministerial Council in Maastricht in December 2003.


Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Senior Economic Officer, the Programme Officer will support and co-ordinate OSCE activities in relation to the economic governance dimension of security, particularly in the areas of anti-money laundering (AML) and combating financing of terrorism (CFT). More specifically, he/she will be tasked with:


  • Analysing national and international trends, legal frameworks, initiatives, policies and programmes in the areas of AML and CFT in order to identify priorities and future activities;
  • Completing all aspects of the project activity workflow in the area of responsibility from research through to implementation and follow up;
  • Organizing meetings, technical seminars and conferences as well as training workshops and developing related materials;
  • Developing budget proposals, monitoring expenditures in relation to activities and preparing project reports;
  • Monitoring and expediting implementation of activities by liaising with counterparts in the field operations, and making corrective decisions if necessary;
  • Identifying emerging sources of funding, assisting in fund raising from delegations, international organizations or other donors as well as ensuring necessary internal submissions and reporting on the disbursement of funds;
  • Negotiating and drafting project related agreements with bilateral and multilateral donors;
  • Reporting on ongoing and planned activities to the Senior Economic Officer and senior management of the OCEEA;
  • Assisting participating States and OSCE field operations in developing national activities that promote and support capacity building in good governance, transparency, accountability and the rule of law;
  • Assisting in preparing annual reports, action plans, information sheets and public communications related to AML/CFT activities;
  • Preparing briefing papers and reports and drafting speeches and statements to be delivered by the Secretary General, representatives of theChairperson-in-Office and senior managementon AML/CFT issues and other areas as required;
  • Maintaining contacts with the OSCE delegations, Partners for Co-operation, Institutions and field operations in order to draw upon their expertise, and to avoid overlap of activities and ensure co-operation and co-ordination;
  • Establishing and maintaining working relations with partners from other international organizations, sub-regional initiatives, NGOs and business groupings for implementation of joint activities, information sharing and to avoid duplication of activities;
  • Providing inputs to the Economic and Environmental Forum process and to subsequent follow-up activities;
  • Performing other related duties as required.


Necessary Qualifications
  • University degree in Economics and/or Business Administration, International Relations, Political Science or International Law, with a focus on economic issues;
  • A minimum of six years of professional experience, with significant experience at international level;
  • Understanding of and experience in security-related economic governance issues, in particular anti-money laundering and combating of financing of terrorism issues;
  • Experience in carrying out analysis and conceptualization;
  • Experience in project development and management;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; knowledge of other OSCE working languages, especially Russian, would be an asset;
  • Computer literate with practical experience with Microsoft packages;
  • Ability to take initiative;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability to work in a team, to establish and maintain external partnerships as well as effective and constructive working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.



This post is open for secondment only. Candidates are requested to apply through the OSCE desk of the respective Ministry for Foreign Affairs several days prior to deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of the application. Delayed nominations will not be considered.

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

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



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