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Short Term Project Assistant (G5)


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Issued by
OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
Local Contracted
Field of expertise
General Administration
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of issue









The incumbent is assigned to the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan (PCUz) Economic and Environmental Dimension (EED). Short Term Project Assistant will deal with all duties related to the general work of the EED. The Unit currently consists of 3 staff members and given the increasing workload and many activities planned in the current year is looking for a Short Term Project Assistant for a period of 5 months 29 days.





Tasks and Responsibilities








Under the direct supervision of the Senior Project Officer / EED, the incumbent performs the following duties:


Research and Analysis Functions a) Undertakes searches for economic and environmental information on ongoing issues in Uzbekistan from all available sources, including media monitoring, contacting relevant economic and environmental bodies to identify information relevant for all economic and environmental, as well as good governance activities, and follows relevant issues on a daily basis;

b) Communicates and co-ordinates internally, in all matters related to the EED, with all PCUz units, and externally, with NGOs, local and central governmental institutions, international organizations, and relevant OSCE Secretariat units such as the OCEEA and PESU as requested by the supervisor. Makes proposals on EED projects by ensuring that the Mission's policies and programmes are upheld and implemented;

Project Management Functions and Reporting

c) Receives project proposals, advices implementing partners, streamliness proposals and assists the Senior Project Officer in developing an integrated strategy for PCUz EED projects, planning, implementation and reporting;

• The incumbent evaluates project proposals submitted to the PCUz on EED issues, assessing strengths and weaknesses, and provides the Senior Project Officer with recommendations on which proposals fall within the PCUz EED programme and should be considered for funding. The incumbent will use his/her knowledge of the economic and environmental situation and the needs for its development and local capacities to implement projects to make these assessments. The incumbent works with potential implementing partners on workplans, budgets and timelines, translating documents not submitted in English.

• The incumbent monitors implementation of economic and environmental 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.

d) On behalf of the EED, the incumbent attends local seminars, meetings and conferences on EED issues and reports on conclusions reached and recommendations made.

Administrative/Secretarial functions e) 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;

f) 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.

g) 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.

h) Maintains and updates files of reports, correspondence and other relevant material; keeps record of reports received; classifies and codes materials being filed.

i) Performs interpretations and translations from and to Uzbek, Russian and English as directed by the Senior Project Officer;

j) Performs other duties as assigned. 




Necessary Qualifications








  • University degree preferably in economics or political science
  • A minimum of 4 years of working experience in a related field, part of which should preferably have been in an international environment. Previous experience in project management is desirable
  • Good drafting and reporting skills
  • Professional fluency in English, Russian and Uzbek
  • Ability to work under time pressure and with tight deadlines
  • Experience of working in a multilateral/multicultural environment
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relations with different cultural and national backgrounds.





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








Salary is equal to the G-5.step 1





How To Apply








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.



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