18 February 2020
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty
9 March 2020
The vacancy is open only for persons with the citizenship of or permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia.
The successful candidate will receive a one-year fixed-term Letter of Appointment, which will be subject to satisfactory completion of a 6-month probationary period. The incumbent will work in the OSCE Mission to Serbia’s Organized Crime Unit of the Security Co-operation Department.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Senior Organized Crime Adviser, the Project Assistant will be responsible for:
Providing assistance in the development and implementation of project activities related to security co-operation in one of the priority areas, more specifically the incumbent will be:
Conducting background research on different aspects of security co-operation, in particular organized crime;
Presenting data using comparative analysis and complex formats;
Preparing written documents on the basis of the research conducted, including project proposals, training materials and presentations;
Maintaining record of programme activities and projects with indicators of performance;
Providing professional interpretation and translation services:
Translating and proof-reading complex written documents, such as policy papers, needs assessment reports and legal documents;
Drafting and maintaining official correspondence in both English and Serbian, and compiling summaries of meetings and project activities;
Providing professional interpretation from English into Serbian and vice versa at official meetings and conferences;
Providing administrative assistance to the Organized Crime Unit:
Maintaining efficient communication with government officials, donors, international and non-governmental organisations;
Keeping minutes from meetings, maintaining the filing system including the department's library, and updating/maintaining electronic documents management system;
Assisting in the logistics for events (booking air tickets, rooms, premises, payment of travel costs etc.); submitting purchase requests;
Performing other duties as required.
Citizenship of or permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia;
Secondary education, supplemented by formal studies or training in languages, administration or project management;
Minimum 4 years of experience in administration of projects or project planning, implementation, reporting and evaluation;
Experience in analytical, problem-solving and/or organisational activities;
Ability to conduct research and collect information from a variety of sources;
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Serbian;
Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft packages;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people from different national and cultural backgrounds, whilst maintaining impartiality and objectivity.
Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
The incumbent will receive a one-year fixed-term Letter of Appointment, which will be subject to satisfactory completion of a 6-month probationary period, and which will be renewable annually, subject to satisfactory performance and continuing need for the post.
Appointments are normally made at Step 1 of the applicable salary scales.
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions, is approx. EUR 1,504.92. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.
How To Apply
Please apply online through the OSCE website (https://jobs.osce.org) no later than 18 February 2020. Only online applications will be considered; applications received by email, post etc. will not be accepted.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who have not been contacted by 31 March 2020 should consider there will be no follow up to their application.
The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, cancel the recruitment, offer an appointment at a lower grade or offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
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