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Project Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Centre in Ashgabat
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
General Administration
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of issue
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:

  • University education in public/business administration, management, finance, personnel management or related field or proven professional experience in all aspects of general administration (personnel, finance, etc.)
  • Very good organisational skills
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


Advanced degree in a relevant field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:

  • Advanced  Degree in Social Science, Diplomacy, Education, Project management, Business Administration, International Relations or International Development;
  • Minimum 6 years of proven professional experience in a similar role;
  • Good project management skills, preferably with a knowledge of OSCE Common Regulatory Management System (CRMS);
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills;
  • Outstanding diplomatic and communication skills;
  • Some experience in dealing with international organizations and foreign law enforcement agencies;
  • Professional fluency in oral and written English or Russian;
  • Knowledge of Turkmen or other regional languages would be an asset;
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team member with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds and diverse political views.


  • Supervisory and management experience;
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical and organisational skills;
  • Good oral and written communication skills.


  • Previous international field experience;
  • Leadership skills.
Tasks and Responsibilities

The incumbent will work under the guidance of the Head of Centre and under the direct supervision of the Project Co-ordinator  and in close co-operation with the Centre's Chief of Financial Administration (CFA) and the staff of the Finance and Administration Unit (FAU). He/she will work closely with and supervise a National Administrative Assistant and will be responsible for:

1) The Co-ordination with Host Government: Liaising with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to co-ordinate communications between the RI-CBM stakeholders in order to facilitate adequate information flow, including timely and accurate reporting of activities, and to record the activities of the sub-working groups;

2) The Project Set-up: Overseeing and co-ordinating the activities connected to procurement, asset management, logistical, financial and administrative issues. Negotiating the donations of equipment to local Government;

3) The Project Reporting: Monitoring project implementation through review of interim financial and programmatic progress reports prepared by the Project Assistant, consolidating and preparing final progress reports for the Senior management and Secretariat; ensuring that donors' and financial requirements are met;

4) Organizing and supervising the work of the Project Assistant;

5) Undertaking an effort to engage with the "supporter countries" listed in the Chapter "Background and Justifications" of the Project Proposal document to explore the possibility of funding for RI-CBM activities;

6) Performing other related duties as assigned.


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.

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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