OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
Field of expertise
Number of posts
Date of issue
10 January 2019
Deadline for application
31 January 2019
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Please note that this is an extra-budgetary position. The initial contract will be for the duration of one year, with the possibility of extension subject to budget availability.
The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension. ODIHR is active throughout the OSCE area in the fields of election observation, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination, and the rule of law. ODIHR's assistance projects and other activities are implemented in participating States in accordance with ODIHR’s mandate.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Project Co-ordinator, the Project Officer shall perform the following functions and duties:
Advising programmatic Departments in the development of project concept notes, project proposals and related documents, in line with international good practices in project management, including the OSCE Project Cycle Management guidelines;
Reinforcing the capacity of programmatic staff across ODIHR for project planning, management and monitoring;
Developing and maintaining the ODIHR Project Monitoring System;
Providing guidance and support for the preparation and implementation of project and programme evaluations;
Performing other related duties as required.
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, please see: http://www.osce.org/odihr.
First-level university degree in International Relations, International Development, Project Management or another related field;
At least six years (full-time equivalent) of progressively responsible and relevant professional experience in the field of project management, including project design, monitoring and evaluation in the field of democracy and human rights in an international environment;
Active use of project monitoring systems and measuring progress against planned objectives in daily work, including experience in hands-on management of a broad portfolio of projects at a distance (outside the home country) of various sizes, including decision-making experience, and cooperation with international organizations at the field and headquarters level;
Demonstrated use of Project Cycle Management, good knowledge and application of the Logical Framework, Theory of Change and other approaches to project design and management;
Experience in designing and delivering training on aspects of Project Cycle Management;
Good understanding of the specificity and sensitiveness of activities in the field of Human Rights, Democratization, Tolerance and Non-Discrimination, Roma and Sinti and Elections;
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; working knowledge of other OSCE languages is an asset;
Computer literacy with practical experience in Microsoft applications and internet;
Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.
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
Monthly remuneration is approximately EUR 5,008 depending on post adjustment and family status. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Poland. Social benefits will include possibility of participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. The Organization contributes an amount equivalent to 15% of the employee's salary to this Fund and the employee contributes 7.5%. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System.
Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.
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 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.
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.
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