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Senior Project Officer

Tashkent (Uzbekistan)

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
  • Grade: S-2, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-02-01

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General Minimum Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:

  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:

  • First-level university education in international studies, public policy, political science or law or related fields
  • Diplomatic experience or experience working in political affairs with international organizations or governments
  • Experience in preparing analytical reports
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills
  • Knowledge of regional political history and developments
  • Diplomatic and negotiating skills
  • Some knowledge of the OSCE principles and commitments
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


First-level university degree in a relevant field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


- Field experience in one or more of the following fields: Legislative oversight and law-making, politico-military aspects, security issues

- Knowledge of regional political history and developments

- Proven practical background in project monitoring and evaluation

- Ability to establish contact and develop confident relations with the local population as well as the ability to work with government officials and institutions

- Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills

- Professional fluency in English and Russian or Uzbek, both oral and written, and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely

- Ability to work independently

- Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity

- Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and email



- Work experience in Central Asia or the Commonwealth of Independent States

- Previous work experience preferably in an international environment or within operational Missions

- Knowledge of OSCE principles and commitments

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan, the Senior Project Officer assists in the elaboration and implementation of OSCE projects in co-ordination with relevant Uzbek governmental bodies. The incumbent will be responsible for:

  1. Drafting project documents, monitoring project implementation, writing activity reports and press releases, dealing with budgetary issues in connection with project implementations, and organizing meetings and seminars;
  2. Maintaining close co-operation with national officials, as well as with various implementing partners and representatives of civil society;
  3. Facilitating projects within the field of democratization in response to the needs and prioritizing of the host country in order to assist in the implementation of OSCE principles and commitments;
  4. Facilitating projects in the fields of security and stability including fighting against transnational threats including, inter alia, terrorism, violent extremism and illegal drug trafficking;
  5. Co-ordinating the activities of the Office of the Project Co-ordinator with international donors and maintaining close cooperation with the OSCE Secretariat and other OSCE Institutions;
  6. Assisting in arranging OSCE events, inter alia, regional seminars and visiting to the area by OSCE delegations, as well as other events with OSCE participation;
  7. Performing other related duties as required, including replacing the Head of Mission in his/her absence.

For more detailed information on the work of OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan, please see


The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.

Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered.

Please apply to your relevant authorities several days prior to the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered.

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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.

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