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Senior Programme Assistant


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OSCE Mission to Serbia
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This vacancy is open only for persons with citizenship or permanent residence of the Republic of Serbia.

The successful candidate will receive a one-year Fixed-term Letter of Appointment, which will be subject to satisfactory completion of a 6-month probationary period, and which will be renewable annually, subject to satisfactory performance and continuing need for the post. The incumbent will work in the Human Rights and Non-Discrimination Section of the Democratization Department.

Tasks and Responsibilities    

Under the supervision of the Senior Adviser on Human Rights and Non-Discrimination, the incumbent acts as the Mission's focal point for youth issues and implements projects related to youth and youth connectivity, notably in the context of regional co-operation in South-East Europe. Specifically, the incumbent:

  1. Develops and implements projects, activities and capacity-building measures in support of youth, youth connectivity in the SEE region, awareness of OSCE human dimension commitments amongst youth and improvements of the legislative and institutional framework regarding the position of youth; in doing so, holds responsibility for both administrative and substantive elements of project/activity development and implementation;
  2. Designs activities to support the youth policy institutions in Serbia in enhancing the impact of their non-discrimination and equal opportunity policies through the implementation of specific measures jointly proposed by youth actors;
  3. Drafts reports and analyses on youth issues, based on the existing legal framework and comprehensive understanding of the political and socio-economic situation in Serbia;
  4. Represents the Human Rights and Non-Discrimination Section at meetings on youth issues with institutional, civil society and international stakeholders, and provides summaries of meetings and recommendations for appropriate action; works to strengthen links between the Section and its external partners, including other OSCE executive structures, and seeks opportunities to collaborate with them on youth-related projects;
  5. Provides administrative support to the Human Rights and Non-Discrimination Section as needed, such as input on budget proposals, translation and interpretation, substantive, administrative and logistical support to other members of the Section, and other tasks as determined by the immediate supervisor;
  6. Performs other duties as required.
Necessary Qualifications    
  • Citizenship or permanent residence of the Republic of Serbia;
  • Secondary education, supplemented by studies or training in law, social/political studies or humanities;
  • Minimum 6 years of working experience in the field of human rights, non-discrimination or similar;
  • Experience in project development and implementation;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and the local language;
  • Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft packages;
  • Ability and willingness to work with people of different nationalities, cultural and religious backgrounds and diverse political views while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.

Candidates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the OSCE core values and competencies by studying the OSCE Competency Model available at:

Required competencies    
    Core values
  • Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
  • Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
  • Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
  • Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
Core competencies
  • Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
  • Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
  • Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
  • Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
  • Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
  • Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
  • Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
  • Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
  • Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
Remuneration Package    

The incumbent will receive a one-year Fixed-Term Letter of Appointment, which will be subject to satisfactory completion of a 6-month probationary period, and which will be renewable annually, subject to satisfactory performance and continuing need for the post.

Appointments are normally made at Step 1 of the applicable salary scales.

Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions, is EUR 1,730.83. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, cancel the recruitment, offer an appointment at a lower grade or offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

How To Apply    

Please apply online through the OSCE website ( no later than 14 August 2017. Only online applications will be considered; applications received by email, post etc. will not be accepted.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who have not been contacted by 30 September 2017 should consider there will be no follow up to their application.

Contact Tel. No: 011-3606 100, ext.: 4133, 4130, 4127, 4157, 4153 (Human Resources Office).



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