Please note that this is a consultancy assignment of a temporary nature, with an expected duration of approximately 120 working days.
*Work location: home-based and field work. Travel within the OSCE region.
The Forum for Security Co-operation (FSC) is an autonomous OSCE decision-making body that deals with military aspects of security. The FSC Support Section co-ordinates and facilitates the OSCE’s role in the politico-military dimension. The primary task of the Section is to provide expertise and support to the FSC. The Section initiates, develops, implements technical assistance projects in the field of Arms Control, Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW), Stockpiles of Conventional Ammunition (SCA), Mine Action (MA) and UNSCR 1540 (2004), as well as performs quality assurance and quality control of the implementing agencies (OSCE Field Operations, UN agencies, and commercial contractors). The amount of Section’s workload, as well as the need for technical expertise under specific assistance projects, including those delegated for implementation to the Field Operations require relying on additional technical capacity hired through consultancy.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
The consultant’s/expert’s services will be engaged by the relevant Project Manager of the FSC Support Section within the following clusters of tasks that will be further specified in the additional Terms of Reference, including maximum number of days per task. The consultant/expert must submit a report each time a given task is completed and delivered.
1. On SALW, SCA, including rocket fuel components disposal, and Mine Action (MA) including Improvised Explosive Disposal Defeat (IED-D) the consultant/expert will be responsible for:
- Providing expertise and operational support on related legislative, operational management and/or technical advisory matters in one or more of the following domains: international good practices, international legal obligations and commitments as well as national legal framework and good practices; international good practices and national controls over manufacture; marking, registration, record-keeping and traceability; international good practices and national procedures for physical security and stockpile management; international good practices and national control of brokering activities as well as export control; definition and indicators of a surplus; international and/or national good practices on transportation of explosive hazards; international good practices and national procedures for the destruction of SALW and SCA as well as demining and EOD, including IED-D; explosive hazards awareness and risk education; international good practices and national procedures for stockpile management and security of MANPADS.
- Providing expertise and operational support on SALW, SCA and MA including IED-D cross-cutting issues in one or more of the following domains: international good practices and/or national good practices on life-cycle of SALW and SCA; capacity building including training management; countering illicit trafficking and proliferation on national, cross-border, (sub)regional and international levels; disarmament, demobilization and reintegration processes; gender mainstreaming; international, (sub)regional and cross-border coordination and cooperation frameworks and mechanisms.
2. On UNSCR 1540 on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction the consultant/expert will be tasked with:
- Providing expertise on a broad spectrum of complex substantive issues in the field of non-proliferation of WMD (nuclear, chemical and biological weapons / materials), especially with respect to regional and national prevention measures at the legislative (regulatory) level, administration and law enforcement activities;
- Providing, as requested, technical assistance in preparation of and participates in technical assistance missions;
- Preparing and participating in workshops and/or training events on UNSCR 1540 issues to provide technical expertise/knowledge as needed.
In support of implementation of OSCE technical assistance projects in the field of Arms Control, SALW, SCA, MA and UNSCR 1540 consultants/experts are required to have:
Remuneration will depend on the selected consultant’s/expert’s qualifications and experience and in accordance with the OSCE established rates.
|How To Apply|
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies.
If you are not a national of a participating State, you must apply by submitting an offline application form which can be found under https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/offline-application-form.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all 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.