The incumbent will integrate the Human Dimension (HD) of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan (PCUz) consisting of one Senior Project Officer (SPO), one National Project Officer (NPO) and one Programme Assistant. Under the guidance of the SPO, he/she will be assigned to provide secretarial, administrative and programmatic assistance to the Dimension. The Human Dimension Programme carries out projects in the fields of human rights, rule of law and democratization. In 2018 the HD activities will focus on topics like: supporting the professional capacity of journalists accredited in the national parliament; strengthening mechanisms of public oversight and monitoring of observance of national legislation in the field of safeguarding and protecting human rights and freedoms; strengthening the independence of judiciary, improvement of national legislation in the field of criminal justice; enhancing capacities of law-enforcement agencies through its engagement with the Prosecutor General’s Office and the Investigation Department of the Ministry of the Interior; addressing new and emerging trends in countering trafficking in human beings and support private sector and government partnership in tackling human trafficking; assisting to National Human Rights Institutions; co-operation with the Women’s Committee with the aim to enhance women’s role in the political and social affairs of the country.
Tasks and Responsibility:
Under the guidance of the HD Senior Project Officer (SPO) and National Project Officer (NPO), the incumbent performs the following duties:
Research and Analysis Functions
a) Undertakes researches for information on ongoing issues in Uzbekistan in the area of human rights and rule of law from all available sources, including media monitoring, contacting relevant bodies to identify information relevant for all and follows relevant issues on a daily basis
b) Communicates and co-ordinates internally on all matters related to the HD with all PCUz units, and externally e.g. with NGOs, local and central governmental institutions, international organizations, and relevant OSCE Secretariat units and Institutions as requested by the supervisors. Makes proposals on HD projects by ensuring that the Mission's policies and programmes are upheld and implemented
Project Management Functions and Reporting
c) Receives project proposals, advises implementing partners, streamlines proposals and assists the SPO and NPOs in developing an integrated strategy for projects, planning, implementation and reporting
d) The incumbent will use his/her knowledge of the human rights and rule of law situation, the needs for its development and local capacities in order to implement projects. The incumbent works with potential implementing partners on work plans, budgets and timelines, translating documents not submitted in English
e) The incumbent monitors implementation of projects, through regular visits, review of ﬁnancial and programmatic reports and project deliverables. He/she produces project evaluation reports and provides implementing partners with suggestions on how to improve performance. He/she provides assistance to implementing partners in project management and financial planning through meetings and in writing
f) On behalf of the HD, the incumbent attends local and international seminars, meetings and conferences issues and reports on conclusions reached and recommendations made.
g) Assists in organizing official visits and conferences; compiles background material and drafts papers for seminars and conferences; drafts as required correspondence, reports, evaluations, analyses and justifications, which may be of a confidential nature within the assigned area of responsibility
h) Proactively co-ordinates with relevant PCUz units (in particular FAU) and renders administrative support, such as raising PRs, ensures the availability of ofﬁce supplies; arranges for the procurement of office and project material needed
i) Makes appointments for the supervisor and maintains his/her calendar; arranges meetings; receives visitors, places and screens telephone calls and responds to routine requests for information; maintains a follow-up system on responses due, reminds the supervisor orally and in writing of the observance of deadlines; keeps the supervisor informed of any foreseen difﬁculties
j) Maintains and updates files of reports, correspondence and other relevant material; keeps record of reports received; classifies and codes materials being ﬁled. Performs interpretations and translations from and to Uzbek, Russian and English as directed by the SPO and the NPOs
k) Performs other duties as assigned.
• First level University Degree in Human Rights, Law, Political, Social Science or other related fields, supplemented by formal training in administration or project management;
• Experience of working or/and studies in the field of human rights and rule of law would be an asset;
• Minimum 4 years working experience in project management or programme implementation with experience in reporting, interpretation and translation;
• 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.
• 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. The maximum period of assignment is 5 months and 29 days.
How to apply:
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under by 16 February 2018. https://jobs.osce.org/
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.