By continuing to browse this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read our privacy policy

HR Assistant


  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Kyiv
  • Grade: Administrative support - G-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2024-08-04


In order to continue to support the Government’s reform efforts and to mitigate the increased risks to civilians caused by the war against the country, the OSCE established an Extra-Budgetary Support Programme for Ukraine (SPU), funded through Extra-Budgetary Program. The objective of SPU - and therefore of all its projects - is to support Ukraine across all three OSCE dimensions on the government’s reform efforts and on the evolving risks to civilians caused by the conflict, thus ensuring that the OSCE’s work conducted over the past three decades and in the future, continues to impact positively on the institutions and people of Ukraine and that Ukraine’s comprehensive security is enhanced in line with OSCE commitments.  

Human Resources Assistant delivers client-oriented and accurate support in the implementation of the OSCE Staff Rules, Regulations, and Instructions and administrating the entire HR life cycle including but not limited to recruitment processes for all categories of the SPU posts, as well as for experts and consultants employed under Special Service Agreements (SSA), staff learning and development administration, performance management cycle, onboarding and separation activities, payroll administration as well as staff contracts and entitlements. When and if required, substitutes another HR Assistant or Senior HR Assistant. 

Please note that the post is located in Kyiv, Ukraine. Alternative working arrangements are provisionally in place.

Tasks and Responsibilities: 

As a Human Resources Assistant, you will work under the direct supervision of the Associate Human Resources Officer and the overall guidance of the DD/DHR. Daily work coordination is done by the Senior HR Assistant.

The work involves regular internal contact with all staff members in the SPU and DHR colleagues exchanging information related to the immediate responsibilities. In addition, communication with external stakeholders includes external candidates, recruitment suppliers, consultants, and representatives of other international organizations to exchange information. 

More specifically, you will be tasked with the following

  1. Supporting the entire range of recruitment activities for the Programme: drafting, editing, updating, uploading, circulating and closing vacancy notices; updating and maintaining Taleo records of candidates throughout the recruitment cycle, pre-screening and long-listing candidates, arranging interviews and tests, acting as a Secretary to the Board / Board Member, preparing draft selection reports; conducting references and educational credentials checks, liaising with candidates and providing feedback, if required;
  2. Administering rosters for specialized expertise, including for temporary assistance;
  3. Administering learning and development activities and staff performance management process;
  4. Administering on-boarding and separation programme;
  5. Maintaining and updating personnel information, database and reporting in a timely and accurate manner, ensuring that all the entitlements and benefits as well as the contractual arrangements of the staff are properly processed and documented;
  6. Replacing the HR Assistant / Senior HR Assistant during his/her absences, as required;
  7. Performing other duties as assigned.    

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Completed secondary education;
  • Specialized training in human resources and/or administration;
  • Minimum four (4) years of relevant work experience in the field of human resources and/or administration, part of which should preferably have been in an international environment;
  • Proven planning, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Analytical skills, preferably related to HR/recruitment matters;
  • Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities; 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Ukrainian.

Remuneration Package:

Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deduction, is USD 1,640 as per the relevant OSCE salary scale; the salary payment is effected in EUR. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. 

Please note that appointments are normally 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  

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

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 

Please note that for this position the OSCE does not reimburse expenses such as travel in connection with interviews, tests, visas and relocation.  

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

Additional Information
  • Issued by: OSCE Secretariat
  • Requisition ID: OSC000351
  • Contract Type: Local Contracted
  • Grade: G5
  • Job Level: General Services
  • Job Type: Contracted
  • Number of posts: 1
  • Location: OSCE
  • Issue Date: Jun 14, 2024
  • Closing Date: Aug 4, 2024
  • Employee Status: Fixed Term
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Education Level: High School Diploma / (GED)
  • Job Field: Administration & Support
  • Target Start Date: As soon as possible
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.