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Background: The Senior Programme Assistant reports to the Politico-Miliatary National Project Officer and provides overall support and assistance in implementation of the Politico-Military Dimension’s projects in conformity with the Mandate of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan (PCUz). This includes assistance in programme and project development, assessment and management, implementation of activities in support of OSCE Ministerial and Permanent Council decisions, conducting research on subject mailers for developing new- projects, assistance in identification and coordination with the national and international stakeholders, identification of local stakeholders for OSCE events, representing the PCUz at international, regional and national events.
Tasks and Responsibilities: Under the guidance of National Project Officer, the incumbent performs the following duties:
Project Development, Implementation, and Management functions
a) Functioning as a key point of contact in the PCUz for programmatic-related issues, responsible for the implementation and coordination of ongoing projects and other project activities relating to the specific programme within the office;
b) Establishing and maintaining contacts with the relevant government officials and state structures as well as civil society institutions: providing support to the government in the implementation of programme-specific projects;
c) Analysing and identifying urgent project requirements of the country not addressed by other agencies; formulating proposals for those strategic priorities in consultation with the supervisor;
d) Designing project proposals, contributing to fundraising efforts and implementation of projects approved; coordinating the initiation of project activities with potential project partners and donors;
e) Co-ordinating project implementation by identifying problems and proposing specific actions to be taken to expedite delivery of inputs; drafting comments on designated aspects of project progress and inputs to project monitoring; drafting project revisions, including adjustments to individual project budgets on the basis of changed work plans;
f) Facilitating technical support to the government from expert institutions in consultation with the government, the OSCE Project Coordinator in Uzbekistan, the OSCE Secretariat and in co-ordination with international institutions/regional organizations and bi-lateral representations present in Uzbekistan;
g) Monitoring ongoing project work and collaborating with national stakeholders and counterparts;
h) Performing interpretations and translations from and to Uzbek. English and Russian languages as needed.
Reporting, Analysis and Advisory functions
i) Based upon a thorough evaluation and analysis of the programmatic sector, preparing recurring or ad hoc reports, overview and analysis of trends that would affect the project work of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan.
j) Providing advice to supervisors and local partners as required;
k) Attending various OSCE and non-OSCE events, and participating on behalf of the supervisor or OSCE Project Coordinator in Uzbekistan in various OSCE and non OSCE events, make authorized statements and providing after-action reports with recommendations for follow up;
l) Performing other duties as required
• High school diploma, preferably supplemented by relevant technical or university courses.
• At least 6 (six) years of relevant experience in government or international organizations NGOs of private sector institutions dealing with issues related to the comprehensive approach to security as applied by the OSCE.
• Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft packages; Work experience within the ORACLE-based system will be an asset;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, Russian and Uzbek languages;
• Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds.
Remuneration Package: Appointment is normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale. At the discretion of the appointing authority a higher step may be approved up to a maximum of step 3 subject to specific conditions.
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under by 20 April 2021.
Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The position is open for the Uzbekistan citizens only. No consideration will be given to the late applications.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise 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. The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, 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.