This position is open for secondment only and participating States are kindly reminded that all costs in relation to assignment at the Secretariat must be borne by their authorities.
Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered. Seconded staff members in the OSCE Secretariat and Institutions are not entitled to a Board and Lodging Allowance payable by the Organization.
The Office of the Secretary General (OSG) provides general services to the Secretary General (SG), the Chairperson-in-Office and the participating States. It groups service oriented offices (Legal Services, Conference and Language Services, the Prague Office and Central Records Management), and policy oriented offices (Communication and Media Relations, External Co-operation, Gender Affairs) as well as Security Management and Executive Management. The OSG ensures effective co-ordination of policy advice provided to the Secretary General and the Chairmanship, and management decisions taken by the Secretary General. The OSG is led by a Director who also functions as the Head of the Executive Management Section.
Under the direct supervision of the Director, Office of the Secretary General, the Co-ordinator for Strategic Planning and Resource Mobilization will lead several multi-disciplinary project teams to develop a co-ordinated plan of Extra Budgetary (ExB) projects well-aligned with and able to contribute to strategic organizational priorities, objectives and mission across all Secretariat units and departments; develop a resource mobilization strategy in co-ordination with relevant departments and units; and expand and strengthen the inclusion of monitoring and evaluation results in planning and fundraising activities. More specifically the successful candidate will be responsible for:
1. Co-ordination and Planning:
- Designing and leading a strategic, cross-unit collaboration and planning of programmes and projects in full consultation with the Conflict Prevention Centre/Programming Evaluation Support Unit, Department of Management and Finance/Extra Budgetary, External Co-operation and programmatic offices, to ensure a co-ordinated, effective work plan of activities, including an annual and multi-year plan based on strategic prioritization and joint, cross-departmental activities;
- Identifying programmatic gaps and needs, and helping to co-ordinate the development of cross-dimensional, inter-unit/departmental projects to further OSCE strategic priorities;
2. Monitoring and Evaluation:
- In consultation with the Office of Internal Oversight/Evaluation Unit, the Conflict Prevention Centre/Programming Evaluation Support Unit and other relevant units as needed, reviewing and updating a results-focused framework at the organizational level, including the review of planned outputs and their ability to contribute to set objectives, as well as larger organizational objectives;
- Preparing reports focused on progress toward achievements of outcomes and strategic objectives to keep the the Secretary General (SG) and senior management informed, as well as pS and other donors, when required and at the discretion of the SG;
- Ensuring compliance with donor requirements in consultation with relevant units in the Secretariat in preparing donor reports based on evidence collected through Monitoring and Evaluation activities;
3. Resource mobilization:
- Helping to design and support communication of OSCE ExB requirements to participating States (pS) and other potential donors, in co-ordination with the Communication and Media Relations Section and all other relevant Units, based on thematic, geographic, and dimensional parameters and goals, as well as external regional and international initiatives (for example, in alignment with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals);
- Supporting networking initiatives and developing on-going, long-term relationships with pS and donor partners aimed at resource mobilization:
- Identifying needs and supporting the development of resource mobilization presentation materials;
- Devising an action plan on resource mobilisation.
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the Office of the Secretary General, please see http://www.osce.org/secretariat
- Advanced university degree in international relations, policy and planning, social sciences or other relevant field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
- 10 years of progressively responsible relevant experience;
- Proven knowledge of planning, performance measurement, monitoring and evaluation and the use of evidence-based approaches and methodologies for planning and assessment;
- Minimum of 2 years' experience in developing and using tools and technology to monitor and manage data collection, analysis and reporting, including dashboards and quantitative and qualitative data analysis;
- Professional fluency in written and oral English with excellent written and oralcommunication skills, including the ability to identify, compile and analyse complex information into concrete plans to further organizational priorities and goals;
- Experience in leading projects through horizontal management, building and motivating multi-national and multi-disciplinary teams without direct supervisory lines; promoting, engaging and convincing internal and external stakeholders at senior level throughout the project cycle;
- Expertise in office-related software programmes including MSWord suite, Excel, PPT and other Windows applications.
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under http://www.osce.org/employment
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.
Please apply to your relevant authorities several days prior to the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered.