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Please note that this position is extra-budgetary (ExB) funded and a contract will be issued for the duration of nine months.
The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. It therefore addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, combating human trafficking, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis.
The OSCE Secretariat in Vienna assists the Chairmanship in its activities, and provides operational and administrative support to the field operations, and, as appropriate, to other institutions.
The Transnational Threats Department (TNTD), as part of the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna, Austria, plays a key role as the focal point of OSCE-wide programmatic activities aiming at countering transnational threats and ensuring co-ordination and coherence of action across all three OSCE dimensions, among all executive structures while respecting their mandates. The TNTD comprises the Co-ordination Cell (CC), the Strategic Police Matters Unit (SPMU), the Action against Terrorism Unit (ATU) and the Border Security and Management Unit (BSMU).
The Co-ordination Cell (CC) of the OSCE Secretariat’s Transnational Threats Department (TNTD), and in particular its Cyber Security Officer (CSO), supports the Secretary General, the Co-ordinator of Activities to Address Transnational Threats and the OSCE Chairmanship-in-Office in all cyber/ICT security related matters and acts as focal point for participating States’ requests for activities enhancing cyber/ICT security. TNTD/CC supports the participating States (pS), in particular the relevant Informal Working Group (IWG), in the implementation and further development of pertinent confidence-building measures (CBMs), in line with PC Decision No 1039 (welcomed by MC Decision No. 4/12), PC Decision No 1106 (welcomed by Ministerial Declaration No 2/13) and PC Decision No. 1202 (endorsed by Ministerial Decision No. 5/16). TNTD/CC also promotes efforts of the OSCE in this thematic area at international expert meetings and liaises with internal and external partners with a view to explore potential areas of co-operation and collaboration.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
The selected candidate will, under the supervision of the OSCE Cyber Security Officer, provide support in the organization and implementation of activities under the project “Operationalizing the recommendations of the Work Plan on enhancing cyber CBM implementation”, in particular by:
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the Department of Transnational Threats, please see: http://www.osce.org/secretariat. Details about the OSCE priorities in the field of cyber/ICT security can be found at: https://www.osce.org/secretariat/cyber-ict-security.
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deduction, is EUR 3,878 (12 times a year). OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Austria. Social benefits will include possibility of participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.
Please note that appointments are normally 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/re-post 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 those applicants who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment 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.
Please note that for this position the OSCE does not reimburse expenses such as travel in connection with interviews, tests, visas and relocation.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.