This recruitment process will be used for filling a currently vacant position on a temporary basis. Initial duration of the short term appointment is foreseen to be 5 months and 29 days.
The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. It therefore addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis.
OSCE missions and field activities are the front line of OSCE work in countries that require assistance and are the agent through which political decisions are translated into action. Each mission has a different mandate, but generally work addresses early warning, preventive diplomacy, conflict management and post-conflict rehabilitation.
The OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan carries out projects that include assistance in strengthening legislation; conducting training courses; organizing seminars, conferences and study visits; and giving advice on improving the performance of state authorities, government agencies and civil society organizations.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
Under the direct supervision of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan, the Project Officer assists in the elaboration and implementation of OSCE projects in co-ordination with relevant Uzbek governmental bodies. The incumbent will be responsible for:
1. Drafting project documents, monitoring project implementation, writing activity reports and press releases, dealing with budgetary issues in connection with project implementations, and organizing meetings and seminars;
2. Maintaining close co-operation with national officials, as well as with various implementing partners and representatives of civil society;
3. Facilitating projects within the field of democratization in response to the needs and priorities of the host country in order to assist in the implementation of OSCE principles and commitments;
4. Facilitating projects in the fields of security and stability including fighting against terrorism, violent extremism and illegal drug trafficking;
5. Co-ordinating the activities of the Office of the Project Co-ordinator with international donors and maintaining close co-operation with the OSCE Secretariat and other OSCE Institutions;
6. Assisting in arranging OSCE events, inter alia, regional seminars and visits to the area by OSCE delegations, as well as other events with OSCE participation;
7. Performing other related duties as required.
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan please see: https://www.osce.org/project-coordinator-in-uzbekistan
- Citizenship of an OSCE participating State, excluding citizenship or permanent residency of the country of the duty station;
- First-level university degree in political sciences, social sciences, international relations, public policy, law, politico-military aspects of security, or equivalent professional experience;
- A minimum 4 years of relevant professional experience in either public administration, relevant international organizations, civic associations (including NGOs), political parties/affairs, politico-military field, or economic and political development;
- Field experience in one or more of the following fields: legal or human rights, politico-military aspects, security issues;
- Knowledge of regional political history and developments is desirable;
- Working experience in Central Asia or the Commonwealth of Independent States;
- Proven experience in project management including project monitoring and evaluation;
- Ability to establish contact and develop confident relations with the local population as well as the ability to work with government officials and institutions;
- Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills;
- Previous working experience preferably in an international environment or within operational Missions are considered an asset;
- Knowledge of OSCE principles and commitments is desirable;
- Professional fluency in English, Russian or Uzbek language knowledge is an asset, both oral and written, and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely;
- Ability to work independently;
- Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
- 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 https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post 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.