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Project Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Secretariat
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Political Affairs
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of issue

This position is open for secondment only and participating States are kindly reminded that all costs in relation to assignment at the Secretariat must be borne by their authorities.

Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered. Seconded staff members in the OSCE Secretariat and Institutions are not entitled to a Board and Lodging Allowance payable by the Organization.

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 Chairperson-in-Office (CiO) in relation to field-related activities and is 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

Under the direct supervision of the Senior FSC Support Officer, and in co-ordination with the Project Support Officer, as well as in close co-operation with the relevant OSCE field operations, the Project Officer carries out the following functions:

  1. Developing and implementing project activities, particularly on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW), Stockpiles of Conventional Ammunition (SCA) as well as on other OSCE politico-military matters; planning and participating in monitoring missions and the verification of disposal of SALW and SCA; drafting project progress reports, factsheets and presentations;
  2. 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;
  3. Briefing the FSC Troika on the collected data with regard to each individual request; providing support in organization of follow-up consultations, participating in these deliberations as required, and drafting reports afterwards;
  4. Organizing, preparing and conducting meetings and assessment visits related to the requests for assistance and, where appropriate, participating in assessment visits as a team member and taking part in discussions on identification of ways and measures to assist participating States in addressing their SALW and SCA concerns;
  5. 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; 
  6. Studying related documents (Document on SALW, Document on SCA, Code of Conduct and Vienna Document 2011) and other agreements of the politico-military dimension of the OSCE; keeping information on any implementation activity as well as on changes, revisions and further developments of those measures; initiating and/or organizing seminars and workshops designed to foster the implementation of these documents; 
  7. 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;
  8. Contributing towards the preparation of briefings, documentation and overviews to interested delegations and OSCE executive structures on issues related to SALW and SCA;
  9. Collecting, analysing and sharing on regular basis SALW/SCA project related information, including baseline and on-going implementation data, project output and outcome indicators and verifications measures;
  10. Maintaining contacts with interested stakeholders in OSCE executive structures, OSCE delegations and representatives of capitals to exchange information, discuss issues of common interest or concern, and to inform about on-going or future activities;
  11. Performing other duties as assigned.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the Conflict Prevention Centre, please see:

Necessary Qualifications
  • First level university degree in management, politico-military (military academy or civilian equivalent) or a related field;
  • At least six years of progressive 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 analyze reports;
  • Proven ability to use tact and discretion in interactions with delegates and officials from governments, international organizations and NGOs;
  • Excellent knowledge of English and of another language of the OSCE is essential, including excellent drafting skills in English;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications including word processing and email.

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under

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 shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.

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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