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Please note that this position is funded under an Extra-Budgetary (ExB) Project on "Promoting Good Governance and a Positive Business Climate in the OSCE Region through Digitalization and the Use of Open Data", which is expected to run until September 2023. The initial contract will be issued for six months. Further extensions are subject to funding availability.

The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. It therefore addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence and security-building measures, human rights, combating human trafficking, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis.

The OSCE Secretariat in Vienna assists the Chairpersonship in its activities, and provides operational and administrative support to the field operations, and, as appropriate, to other institutions.

The Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities (OCEEA) deals with economic and environmental issues, operating under the premise that promoting economic prosperity and co-operation on environmental problems can contribute to international security and stability. The OSCE’s role is twofold: a) to monitor economic and environmental developments among participating States, and alert them to any threat of instability, and b) to facilitate the formulation of economic and environmental policies and initiatives among participating States, to promote security. The Office currently comprises 22 staff members.

Tasks and Responsibilities:
Under the overall direction, guidance and supervision of the Economic Advisor and the Programme Officer, as Assistant Project Officer, you will work within and be a focal point for the ExB open data project, maintaining and overseeing developments of the project activities and results. Specifically, you will carry out the following duties:

Assisting in organizing logistical requirements for project events including preparing agendas, and other project documentation, travel planning, communicating with all event participants and the relevant DMF staff;
Assisting in preparing administrative documents and background material pertaining to the issues addressed by the project activities including collecting required data;
Assisting in the development of project activities and liaising with counterparts to facilitate their support and participation. Preparing terms of reference for the employment of consultants and implementing partners and monitoring the implementation of activities;
Liaising with international, regional and national governmental and non-governmental institutions with the purpose of collecting and sharing information and co-ordinating activities in the area of open data, digitalization and anti-corruption;
Performing other duties as required.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Secretariat, please see https://www.osce.org/secretariat

Necessary Qualifications:
First-level university degree in public policy, economics, law, social sciences, public
administration, or business administration;
A minimum of two years professional experience in assisting in project management in the area of good governance/anti-corruption or related fields;
Experience of working with designers on the production and dissemination of promotional material;
Experience of working with consultants on development of curriculum and/or training materials;
Experience working on open government data and digital platforms is desirable;
Professional fluency in English with excellent drafting and communication skills;
Knowledge of other OSCE working languages, especially Russian, would be a strong asset;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
Proven interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
Computer literate with practical experience using Microsoft applications.

Remuneration Package:
Monthly remuneration is around EUR 3900, with the actual monthly salary depending on post adjustment and family status. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Austria. Social benefits will include possibility of participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System.

Please note that appointments are made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under https://vacancies.osce.org/.

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post 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.

Only those candidates who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.

Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see https://www.osce.org/participating-states.

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.

Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/our-competency-model.

The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation, therefore the maximum period of service in this post is 7 years.

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.

Issued by: OSCE Secretariat
Requisition ID: ECO00001G
Contract Type: International Contracted
Grade: P1
Job Level: Professional
Job Type: Contracted
Number of posts: 1
Location: OSCE Secretariat, Vienna
Posting Date: Nov 29, 2021
Closing Date: Dec 20, 2021
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Schedule: Full-time
Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First-level university degree or equivalent)
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Deadline: 14-12-2023

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