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Associate Project Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation) (P2)

Warsaw (Poland)

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Warsaw (Poland)
  • Grade: P-2, Internationally contracted - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-20

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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 Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension. ODIHR’s activities are implemented in 57 participating States in accordance with ODIHR’s political mandate. ODIHR’s Direction and Policy Department is managing a large-scale, cross-departmental, extra-budgetary project, which requires a team of designated project staff to plan, co-ordinate and implement project activities.  This is an extra-budgetary post for ODIHR’s "Capitalizing on Human Dimension Mandate to Advance Gender Equality (CHANGE)” project aims to strengthen the individual and collective impact on democratic institutions, policies and social norms to advance gender equality, women’s human rights and women’s safety. ODIHR will capitalize on its human dimension mandate to advance gender equality and engage with democratic institutions, security sector, political leaders as well as civil society, human rights defenders and underrepresented groups. ODIHR will facilitate exchange of good practices and support institutional change, knowledge sharing and capacity building for advancing women’s representation and influence. Recognizing that the desired change in advancing gender equality requires a transformative and multi-pronged approach, this initiative integrates various elements from across ODIHR’s mandate. It also addresses the need to strengthen the evidence base to learn what types of strategies work in which context, and to apply this knowledge to overcome barriers to progress in gender equality.  

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The Associate Project Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)) post is the key to the successful launch and implementation of the project, design of baseline reports, and  M&E models. The Associate Project Officer will take  lead in designing the CHANGE matrix, indicator fact sheets, data quality assurance procedures, and indicator reporting templates. He/she will take an active part in the design of baseline and exit country reports structures. The Associate Project Officer will be actively engaged in tracking usability of CHANGE knowledge products and relevance of capacity building curricula. An important aspect of the CHANGE Associate Project Officer’s work is to identify and document lessons learned, functional approaches and gather evidence of CHANGE that can be attributed to the project. This position will ensure that all CHANGE project data related to individual participants is disaggregated by sex and other relevant demographic data. The incumbent will report to the Project Officer and should:

  1. Design and implement the assessment M&E framework for CHANGE.
  2. Maintain CHANGE project monitoring system.
  3. Oversee CHANGE project evaluation system.  
  4. Coordinate with administrative staff.
  5. Perform other duties as required.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, please see

Necessary qualifications:

  • First-level university degree in international affairs, gender studies, sociology, social or political science, public administration or another related field; 
  • A minimum of four (4) years of professional experience in government, an international organization or a non-governmental organization;
  • Proven experience in designing, planning and implementing project activities that support gender equality and promote equal participation of women and men in public affairs;
  • Demonstrated experience in project management including design and implementation of monitoring frameworks and project evaluations;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Good understanding of the international environment in which gender related activities are being discussed, promoted and implemented as well as a good knowledge of the functioning of international institutions and bodies entrusted with the task of promoting and overseeing the implementation of gender-related treaties, conventions and other instruments;
  • Political intuition and tact; organizational, networking and good analytical and drafting skills; resourcefulness, initiative and maturity of judgement;
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision; experience in working as part of a team is highly desirable;
  • Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. 

Remuneration Package:

Monthly remuneration is around EUR 4,000, with the actual monthly salary depending on post adjustment and family status. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Poland. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme.

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

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