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Recruitment Project Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Secretariat
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Human Resources Management
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of issue



This position is open for secondment only and participating States are 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 Recruitment Section, as part of Department of Human Resources, is responsible for the recruitment and selection of international contracted and seconded staff (through nomination by the participating States) for the Secretariat and Field Operations, as well as temporary staff, consultants and young professionals.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Director for Human Resources and the direct supervision of the Deputy Director/Chief, Recruitment Section, the incumbent, as a member of the Recruitment Section, will support the day-to-day work and conceptual progress in key areas of recruitment and staffing. More specifically, he/she will be tasked with:

  • Compiling information about secondment policies and practices of participating States in relation to sourcing, identifying, screening, nominating and supporting candidates and seconded staff/mission members as a follow up to the 2010 survey on secondments;
  • Proposing and developing activities aimed to improve secondment policies and practices;
  • Assisting in branding, marketing and outreaching activities in order to attract qualified professionals to the OSCE;
  • Providing input for the revision of policies and guidelines;
  • Reviewing and re-organizing OSCE rosters of experts for specific functions and fields of expertise, including consultants, temporary assistance, police/gender specialists; proposing improvements to the management of such rosters resulting in improved functionality and usability;
  • Reviewing incoming correspondence and documents; providing recommendations and preparing communications;
  • Participating in screening and interviewing of candidates;
  • Helping design and carry out special recruitment drives for Field Operations in the event of a particular need;
  • Preparing analytical reports, talking points, briefing and meeting notes;
  • Participating in internal meetings and working groups;
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.
Necessary Qualifications
  • First level university degree in human resources, public/business administration, management, economics, law, political science, social science or related field; an advanced university degree would be an asset;
  • A minimum of six years of relevant professional experience, part of which related to human resources management (recruitment, administration or staff development) either in public service, police/military, private enterprises, non-profit sector or international organization;
  • Experience in building or managing expert rosters/databases would be an asset;
  • Proven ability to conduct research and draft papers and studies, using questionnaires and interviews;
  • Experience in designing and delivering training or briefing sessions would be an asset;
  • Professional fluency in English with excellent written and oral communication skills; knowledge of other OSCE working languages would be an asset;
  • Computer literate with practical experience in the use of software applications;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.

This post is open for secondment. Candidates are requested to apply through the OSCE desk of the respective Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Delayed nominations will not be considered.

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

The OSCE Recruitment Section in co-ordination with the OSCE Field Operations retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an assignment at a lower grade or to offer an assignment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. The nomination of female candidates is particularly encouraged.

The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation.

No application fees or information with respect to bank account details are required by OSCE for our recruitment process.




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