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19 July 2018
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty
3 September 2018
General Minimum Requirements
The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:
Excellent physical condition
Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements
The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:
Demonstrable organizational skills
Proven ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Demonstrable interpersonal skills and documented experience in negotiations
Depending on the field activity's mandate, significant prior experience in relevant fields such as international customs practices and procedures, law enforcement, and military observations and arms control may also be required
Negotiating experience, preferably in the area of monitoring operations and/or related activities
Level of Professional Competence Requirements
Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:
First-level university degree or equivalent experience
Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience including minimum 1 year in a relevant field strongly preferred
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
First-level university degree in international relations, political science, human rights, communication or other related field;
Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience including minimum 1 year in a relevant field strongly preferred;
Knowledge of project management terms (results-based planning and the logical framework matrix) and proven experience in project proposal writing (experience in project implementation, monitoring and evaluation an asset);
Excellent drafting and communication (spoken, written and presentation) skills, including ability to tailor language, tone, style and format to match varying audiences and purposes;
Demonstrated capacity to rapidly produce, and/or conduct high quality substantive editing of, reports, letters, publications and other information materials;
Good understanding of the mandate and work of the OSCE, especially within the broad fields of rule of law, human rights, education and democratic governance and of the institutional landscape in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the overall political situation;
Good interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with client groups;
Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written;
Professional proficiency using Microsoft Office computer applications;
Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, gender and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.
Knowledge of the local language or most common lingua franca spoken in the Mission area desired.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the overall authority of the Head of Human Dimension Department and direct supervision of the Deputy Head of Human Dimension Department (hereinafter HDD Management), the incumbent is responsible for the co-ordination of the Department`s information, reporting, document processing and project planning activities.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Providing assistance to the HDD Management with collecting, synthesizing and harmonizing inputs obtained from relevant programmatic focal points in order to produce regular, internal departmental reports;
Assisting the HDD Management with departmental planning (strategic, project and field office level) and implementing processes through direct technical assistance and centralized oversight mechanisms and developing guidelines and templates for HDD planning processes;
Providing expert assistance to HDD Management and other HDD members in the development and review of project proposals and project reporting documents on various programmatic topics, ensuring their coherence with Departmental and Mission objectives and priorities and compliance with the OSCE Project Management methodology;
Analysing HDD project implementation based on results-based and indicator-based reporting, identifying trends within the Department in regards to project management and developing appropriate recommendations to strengthen project implementation and overall Department impact;
Co-ordinating, drafting, proofreading and editing various departmental documents, briefing notes, talking points, letters and others as required and maintaining tracking system of the cleared documents, follows-up on deadlines and timely submission of programmatic inputs;
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply
Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered.
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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