Please note that this is an extra-budgetary post and initial appointment will be for one year. Further extension of the post is subject to availability of Extra-Budgetary funds.
The Central Asian states and Afghanistan face shared challenges and concerns regarding the Explosive Hazards. Their origin can be found in the past and/or ongoing conflicts, mistreatment, abandonment, neglect as well as criminal and terrorist actions.
The 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. Each mission has a different mandate, but generally their work addresses early warning, preventive diplomacy, conflict management and post-conflict rehabilitation.
The Political and Military Aspects of Security Program at the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe (POiD) is implementing a project which the OSCE has, through its political and decision making bodies, reiterated the support in addressing the challenges and concerns related to the EH in OSCE area.
The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe through its current mandate with the host country, has been encouraged to engage in regional activities that may foster and develop closer intra-regional cooperation. This is in accordance with a number of recommendations from core OSCE bodies to encourage closer international cooperation and engagement. Additionally, the technical cooperation initiative supports the OSCE norms, principles and commitments, in particular referring to the comprehensive and co-operative approach to security, reinforced by the Corfu process and reiterated by the Astana Declaration.
The project will effectively establish the Integrated Cooperation on Explosive Hazards (ICExH) programme. Its overarching goal is to improve the Explosive Hazards (EH) situation including issues related to Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), to include Demilitarization of Explosive Ordnance and countering Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) and its proliferation, as well as EH Awareness and Reduction in interested OSCE participating States in Central Asia; with the underlying rationale being that shared challenges and concerns regarding Explosive Hazards call for finding innovative approaches and synergies. Addressing the issues related to EH enhances security and augment stability on a national and regional level in Central Asia.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
Under the guidance and direct supervision of De-Mining Officer, the incumbent is responsible for the planning, development, management activities and delivery of the ICExH project. The incumbent is responsible for performing the following functions:
For more detailed information on the work of OSCE Office in Tajikistan please see: http://www.osce.org/office-intajikistan
• Citizenship of an OSCE participating State, excluding citizenship of Tajikistan; • First-level university degree in defence and security sciences, political sciences, international relations, international security or other relevant field; • A minimum of four years of progressively responsible professional experience with a national or international organization or relevant non-governmental entity which addresses Mine Action issues on management and/or project management levels; • Experience in developing and implementing complex and large scale projects on Mine Action, to include national capacity building, in the region; • Experience in developing and implementing confidence and security building measures in the field of Mine Action within the regional framework; • Excellent communication skills; experience in networking and managing a high number of contacts; • Demonstrated organizational, analytical and administrative skills; • Knowledge and understanding of the political sensitivity of inter-state relations as they pertain to Mine Action-related issues in Central Asia is required; • Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft applications; • Professional fluency in English, written and oral. Working knowledge of Russian language is desirable; • Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds; • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity and an ability to integrate gender perspective into tasks and activities; • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using a manual transmission.
Monthly remuneration subject to social security deductions is about US$ 3,835.50 to which is added Board and Lodging Allowance (currently EUR 125 per day subject to change without prior notice). Social benefits will include possibility of participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.
Appointments are made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.
|How To Apply|
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies.
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.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states.
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.
The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation, therefore the maximum period of service in this post is 7 years.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.