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, combating human trafficking, 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 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 (SG) and the Chairmanship, in leading work on all aspects of the conflict cycle, and in supporting the various formats dealing with protracted conflicts. The CPC also serves as the focal point in the Secretariat for co-ordinating and developing the OSCE's role in the politico-military dimension.
Within the CPC, the Operations Service covers a broad variety of tasks. These include operational planning for the set-up, reorganization and closure of field operations as well as analysis related to the conflict cycle (early warning, conflict prevention and conflict resolution (including mediation, mediation support, and dialogue facilitation), crisis management, post-conflict rehabilitation, and peacebuilding). Other responsibilities of the section include identifying lessons and best practices related to operational issues, liaising on the operational level with other international organizations, and maintaining a 24/7 Situation/Communications Room.
In fulfilling these duties, the Planning and Analysis Team (PAT), as part of the CPC/Operations Service (OS) provides advice, analysis, support, and planning on operational issues related to the conflict cycle. It identifies and lessons and best practices in these areas to strengthen operational capacities and preserve institutional memory. CPC/OS also implements extra-budgetary projects in the fields of mediation support and security sector governance/reform.
The OSCE is committed to further increasing the number of women in all areas of the OSCE's work. Women are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director for Operations Service (DD/CPC-OS), as Senior Operational Adviser, your main responsibilities lie in leading CPC/OS efforts in the field of operational planning and implementation as well as in providing analysis and strategic advice on conflict cycle related issues. You may be required to deploy temporarily to crisis areas in support of the Organization's crisis response efforts. You are also responsible for the development and exchange of lessons learned/best practices, primarily related to operational issues, including through the conduct of after action reviews. As required to carry out your duties, you will be expected to interact closely with the CPC's Policy Support Service, OSCE field operations, and relevant thematic units of the Secretariat as well as with OSCE institutions and relevant international / national stakeholders working in similar areas.
More specifically, you will carry out the following duties:
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Secretariat, please see https://www.osce.org/secretariat
Monthly remuneration is approximately EUR 7,824, depending on post adjustment and family status. 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. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System.
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 https://www.osce.org/participating-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.
The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation, therefore the maximum period of service in this post is 7 years.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.