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Short-term Cleaner


  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Vienna
  • Grade: Administrative support - G-1, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: Closed


Please note that this is a temporary assignment for the duration of 5 months 29 days with the possibility of extension for another 5 months 29 days, subject to budget 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 OSCE Secretariat's Department of Management and Finance (DMF) is responsible for managing the material and financial resources of the Organization. The objective of DMF is to provide efficient and effective management of non-staff resources in support of OSCE programmatic activities. It provides policy guidance on the management of OSCE financial and material resources and develops and maintains OSCE Financial Regulations and Rules and Financial Administrative Instructions. DMF consists of Budget and Finance Services, Mission Support Section, Information and Communication Technology Section and the Information Security and Co-ordination Unit.

The post is located in the Facilities Management Unit with task to provide on-going daily support for functioning of the OSCE premises in Vienna, overall guidance to institutions and field operations on premises related issues. It includes providing technical assistance and advice of the design and implementation of various capital projects and related cost control in collaboration with program managers.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The Short-term Cleaner will, under the overall supervision of the Chief, Facilities Management Unit and the direct supervision of the Senior Building Management Assistant, perform tasks related to cleaning services to keep the interior of the building in orderly condition and support meetings and receptions with the provision of set up and refreshments. The work will include the following tasks:

  1. Carrying out cleaning and other sanitation related duties in the Secretariat. Responsible for cleaning of offices, meeting rooms, vertical traffic areas,     stairways, elevators and common areas but also toilets and bars;
  2. Supporting official visits, meetings, conferences and receptions with preparation and provision of refreshments and setup and cleaning of the facilities;
  3. Performing specific cleaning works as and when required like cleaning of windows, ceilings or outdoor yards;
  4. Monitoring of stock levels for cleaning and hygienic supplies and initiating timely re-ordering via immediate supervisor;
  5. Informing supervisor on discovered defects or issues required repair;
  6. Performing other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Secretariat, please see 

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Secondary education;
  • The work requires knowledge of simple machine operations and use of cleaning materials/solutions;
  • Experience in serving food and beverages is desirable;
  • Working knowledge of English and basic knowledge of German;
  • Ability to work in a team and establish working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Remuneration Package:

Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deduction, is EUR 2,600 a month. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Austria. Social benefits will include possibility of participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme.

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


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: SEC000506
  • Contract Type: Local Contracted
  • Grade: G1
  • Job Level: General Services
  • Job Type: Contracted
  • Number of posts: 1
  • Location: SEC - OSCE Secretariat, Vienna
  • Issue Date: Jul 4, 2024
  • Closing Date: Jul 18, 2024
  • Employee Status: Short-Term
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Education Level: High School Diploma / (GED)
  • Target Start Date: as soon as possible
This vacancy is now closed.