Please note that this post is fixed-term until 31 August 2020 and is vacant to due to maternity leave of a staff member.
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.
The OSCE Secretariat in Vienna assists the Chairmanship in its activities, and provides operational and administrative support to the field operations, and, as appropriate, to other institutions.
The Department of Human Resources (DHR) ensures that the OSCE has the human resources capacity necessary to successfully implement its mandates. DHR sets the policies and provides services in the areas of recruitment, administration of benefits and entitlements, payroll, performance management, training and ethics across the Organization.
The Talent Management Section of the Department of Human Resources encompasses the Recruitment Unit, the Learning and Development Unit and the Classification and Post Table Team, and is led by the Head, Talent Management Section. The Talent Management Section works toward recruiting, retaining, supporting and developing the highest quality staff and mission members and promoting their competence and high performance. The Learning and Development Unit, as part of the Talent Management Section of the Department of Human Resources, co-ordinates and manages staff training activities throughout the OSCE. Training activities include the design and facilitation of training modules with in-house-resources, bringing in trainers for topics where in-house expertise is not available, supporting participating States in their pre-mission training efforts and orientation of new OSCE staff members. The Recruitment Unit, as part of the Talent Management Section of the Department of Human Resources, comprises at least ten staff members and is primarily responsible for the recruitment and selection of international contracted and seconded staff for the Secretariat and field operations and of general staff, temporary staff and consultants at the Secretariat.
The OSCE Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality is committed to further improving gender balance among staff in all areas and levels within the OSCE. Currently male staff in the above-mentioned field of expertise is underrepresented, and are therefore encouraged to apply for this opportunity.
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Secretariat, please see https://www.osce.org/secretariat
|Tasks and Responsibilities
The Recruitment Assistant is a member of the Recruitment Unit/Talent Management Section under the general supervision of the Chief, Recruitment Unit and the direct supervision of the Recruitment Officer. As the incumbent of the post, you will perform all administrative steps required for the recruitment of fixed-term contracted and seconded staff, short-term appointments (STAs), special service agreements (SSAs), as well as junior-level positions. You will work in a team led and co-ordinated by the Senior Recruitment Assistant and will provide inputs to the selection methodology and conceptual projects improving the work of the Recruitment Unit.
The objective of the post is to deliver client-oriented and accurate first-level support and timely and flawless administration of recruitment and selection procedures, as well as assist with a number of outreach and social media activities to promote the OSCE as an employer of choice.
In particular, as Recruitment Assistant, you will be responsible for the following:
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deduction, is EUR 3,878 (12 times a year). 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.
Please note that appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.
|How To Apply
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 note that for this position the OSCE does not reimburse expenses such as travel in connection with interviews, tests, visas and relocation.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.