15 November 2018
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Please note that this vacancy notice is for an extra-budgetary (ExB) funded position with duration until 31 August 2021. The initial contract will be issued for a fixed-term period of two years; further extension will be subject to availability of funds.
The Conflict Prevention Centre (CPC) plays a key role in supporting and co-ordinating the OSCE's activities in the field, in providing analysis and policy advice to the Secretary General and the Chairmanship; in leading work on all aspects of the conflict cycle, and supporting the various formats dealing with protracted conflicts. The CPC also serves as the focal point in the Secretariat for co-ordinating and developing the OSCE's role in the politico-military dimension.
The Forum for Security Co-operation (FSC) is the main OSCE body dealing with the politico-military aspects of security and provides a forum for political dialogue for OSCE participating States. The FSC Support section within the Conflict Prevention Centre at the OSCE Secretariat supports the work of the FSC by providing technical support and expertise. In this respect, the Section acts as a focal point and prepares reports and overviews on military information exchanged by participating States. The Section also fosters implementation of Confidence and Security-building Measures (CSBMs) and develops assistance projects with regard to Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and Conventional Ammunition.
Tasks and Responsibilities
The incumbent is assigned to the OSCE CPC/FSC support section and performs her/his duties in relation to the Extra Budgetary project "Enhancing State Border Guard Service of Ukraine capabilities in combating illicit trafficking of weapons, ammunition and explosives on and across the state border of Ukraine".
Under the direct supervision of the Senior FSC Support Officer, and in co-ordination with the Project Officer (Unified Budget), as well as in close co-operation with the relevant OSCE field operations, the Project Officer carries out the following functions:
Developing and implementing, including drafting and reviewing, project activities, particularly on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW), Stockpiles of Conventional Ammunition (SCA), as well as on other OSCE politico-military matters;
Researching and analysing the content of requests for assistance submitted by participating States under the OSCE Documents on SALW and SCA; compiling background information on specific topics to further build up OSCE expertise and knowledge;
Briefing the FSC Troika on the collected data with regard to each individual request; providing support in organization of the follow-up consultations, participating in these deliberations as required, and drafting reports afterwards;
Organizing, preparing and conducting meetings and assessment visits related to the requests for assistance and, where appropriate, participating in these visits as a team member; furthermore, taking part in discussions on identification of ways and measures to assist participating States in addressing their SALW and SCA concerns;
Organizing seminars and workshops on the implementation of the Documents on SALW and SCA, as well as other OSCE agreements on politico-military aspects of security;
Supporting the OSCE participating States, OSCE Executive Structures, OSCE Pol-Mil Focal Points and SALW/SCA project managers by compiling and sharing information related to the OSCE politico-military dimension and SALW/SCA projects;
Contributing towards the preparation of briefings, documentation and overviews to interested delegations and OSCE executive structures;
Maintaining contacts with interested stakeholders in OSCE executive structures, OSCE delegations and representatives of capitals to exchange information, discussing issues of common interest or concern, and informing about on-going or future activities;
First-level university degree in management, politico-military (military academy or civilian equivalent) or a related field;
At least six years of progressively responsible and relevant professional experience, preferably in an international environment;
Experience in SALW and ammunition demilitarization and/or stockpile management and security projects;
Knowledge of project management techniques;
Proven ability to compile and analyse reports;
Proven ability to use tact and discretion in interactions with delegates and officials from governments, international organizations and NGOs;
Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written; working knowledge of another OSCE language, preferably Russian;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
Ability to operate Windows applications including word processing and e-mail.
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 6,139, depending on post adjustment and family status. 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. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System.
Please note that 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.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.
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