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Youth and Security Consultant (SSAs)

Dushanbe

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Dushanbe
  • Grade: Consultancy - International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Youth
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: Closed

Background:

Work with youth in the context of Tajikistan is becoming increasingly important and has seen renewed support by government and civil society partners. To match this need and following the 2024 OSCE Chairpersonship priority on ensuring that ‘youth is meaningfully engaged across the work of the OSCE’, the Programme Office in Dushanbe’s (POiD) work in all three dimensions has been growing to include youth networks and youth engagement. However, this growth across the POiD has resulted in fragmented and sometimes overlapping approaches to work with and for youth. As a result, the Office of the Head of Mission (OHOM) will work together with Human Dimension Department (HDD) to hire a consultant to analyze the POiD’s growing work with youth, make recommendations for improved coordination between projects and youth mainstreaming in general, and develop a report and recommendations to guide the work of the POiD in the area of Youth and Security for an amount of time determined by the consultant in consultation with programme staff.

 

Objective of Assignment: 

To develop a report and recommendations to guide the work of Programme Office in Dushanbe (POiD) in the area of Youth and Security.

 

Duration of Assignment:

23 working days.

 

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Under the overall supervision of the Head, Human Dimension Department, the successful candidate will be tasked with the following duties: 

  1. Drafting a report analyzing the findings from desk research and interviews regarding ongoing work in the area of Youth and Security;
  2. Conducting desk research on the work of POiD in the area of youth and Security. Conducting interviews with POiD staff to survey and research the work of POiD staff in the area of Youth and Security;
  3. Conducting desk research on the work of suggested agencies in Tajikistan in the area of youth and Security. Conducting interviews with suggested agencies staff to survey and research their work in the area of Youth and Security;
  4. Drafting a Youth and Security Action Plan  including implementation recommendations for the POiD;
  5. Presenting the report and Action Plan to POiD senior management;
  6. Incorporating feedback from presentations to POiD staff and draft a final report and action plan for the POiD. 


Deliverables:

  • Develop a draft report based on the analysis from  desk research and interviews with POiD staff and suggested agencies/partners;
  • Develop a Draft Youth and Security Action Plan for the POiD;
  • Report and Action Plan Presentation;
  • Submit final Report and Action Plan.


For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe, please see: https://www.osce.org/programme-office-in-dushanbe.

 

Necessary Qualifications:

  • University degree in International Relations or related studies;
  • Minimum of 7 years professional experience in international organizations and in the field of Strategy development;
  • Deep theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the areas related to work with and for youth;
  • Knowledge about OSCE and its practices, and standards concerning Youth;
  • Knowledge on the current situation and challenges in the area related to work with and for youth in Central Asia;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Excellent facilitation and presentation skills;
  • Proven ability to use interactive techniques;
  • Proven ability to use modern approaches to work with and for Youth;
  • Professional fluency in English;
  • Computer literate with practical experience using Microsoft applications;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability and willingness to work as a member of team, with people of different cultural, and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.

 

Remuneration Package:

Remuneration will be based on the selected consultant's/expert's qualifications, experience, the tasks and deliverables for this position and in accordance with the OSCE established rates.


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 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.

 

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.

 

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

Additional Information
  • Issued by: OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe
  • Requisition ID: TAJ000233
  • Contract Type: Special Service Agreement (SSA) / Consultant
  • Grade: No grade
  • Job Type: Consultant
  • Number of posts: 1
  • Location: TAJ - OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe, Dushanbe
  • Issue Date: May 15, 2024
  • Closing Date: Jun 14, 2024
  • Education Level: Master's Degree (Second-level university degree or equivalent)
  • Job Field: Human Rights
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