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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
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.

The Economic Governance Unit stimulates particularly economic co-operation across the OSCE area towards strengthening good economic governance. Its activities also include improving investment and business climate, promoting efficient labour migration management and combating corruption.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Senior Economic Officer, the Programme Officer, Economic Co-operation and Governance supports and co-ordinates OSCE activities in relation to the economic governance dimension of security, particularly in the areas of anti-corruption (AC), including anti-money laundering (AML) and combating financing of terrorism (CFT). More specifically, the Programme Officer, Economic Co-operation and Governance:

  1. Analyses national and international trends, legal frameworks, initiatives, policies and programmes in these areas in order to identify priorities and develop and implement regional activities, programmes and projects in the areas of AC, AML/CFT;
  2. Develops project proposals, monitors project activities and prepares project reports;
  3. Assists 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;
  4. Organizes meetings, technical seminars, and conferences in the areas of economic good governance including AC, AML/CFT to support information sharing, good practice dissemination and exchange of lessons learned, handles technical and logistical arrangements, partner coordination, drafting of agendas, briefs, speeches and meeting reports, and compiles background information and presentations;
  5. Prepares briefing papers and reports and drafts speeches and statements to be delivered by the senior management, the Secretary General and representatives of the Chairmanship-in-Office on AC and AML/CFT issues and other relevant areas as required;
  6. Assists in preparing annual reports, action plans, information sheets and public communications related to AC, and AML/CFT activities;
  7. Assists in fund raising from delegations, international organizations or other donors, and prepares the necessary internal submissions for funding arrangement and reports on the disbursement of the funds;
  8. Develops and maintains contacts with the OSCE delegations and the OSCE Partners for Co-operation, with OSCE Institutions and departments and field operations in order to draw upon their expertise, provide advice, identify partners, avoid overlap and ensure co-operation and co-ordination;
  9. Establishes and maintains working relations with key partners;
  10. Provides inputs to the Economic and Environmental Forum process and to subsequent follow-up activities related to economic good governance, including AC and AML/CFT;
  11. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Necessary Qualifications
  • University degree in economics and/or business administration, international relations, political science or international law, with a focus on economic issues; a relevant Master's degree would be highly desirable
  • A minimum of six years of professional experience, with significant experience at the international level
  • Work experience in project development and management
  • Understanding of and experience in security-related economic governance issues, in particular anti-money laundering and combating of financing of terrorism issue
  • Experience in carrying out analysis and conceptualization
  • Established ability to take initiative and work in a team, to establish and maintain external partnerships as well as effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds whilst remaining impartial and objective
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; knowledge of the Russian language would be an asset
  • Computer literacy
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities
  • Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions or cultural backgrounds

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under

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.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.

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.








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