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International Consultant, Supply Chains Project

Vienna (Austria)

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Vienna (Austria)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Logistics
    • Supply Chain
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-23

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Please note that this is a consultancy assignment of a temporary nature, with an expected duration of approximately 8 working days.

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 (pS) enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis.

The OSCE Secretariat in Vienna assists the Chairmanship in its activities, and provides operational and administrative support to the field operations, and, as appropriate, to other institutions. 

The Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (SR/CTHB) represents the OSCE at the political level on anti-trafficking issues. The Office of the SR/CTHB assists OSCE participating States in the implementation of commitments and full usage of recommendations set forth in the OSCE Action Plan to Combat
Trafficking in Human Beings. The Office provides a co-ordinating function among OSCE structures and institutions involved in combating trafficking in human beings (CTHB) with a focus on the following activities: enhancing the awareness and understanding of THB across the OSCE region; policy planning and advocacy especially in the area of emerging trends of THB and effective approaches to combating THB; and direct assistance to participating States in practical and technical areas, at their request.


Tasks and Responsibilities   

The selected expert will work under the general supervision of the Senior Adviser within the OSCE SR/CTHB Supply Chains project and closely co-operate with the Senior Adviser and the OSCE Procurement. The expert is expected to perform the following tasks:
•    Delivering three online training workshops of two half-days each, based on the OSCE Procurement Guidance; 
•    Interacting with participants throughout the workshops and respond to a reasonable amount of individual follow-on questions after the workshops;
•    Creating a positive learning environment amongst OSCE procurement professionals.

Necessary Qualifications   

•    Minimum ten years of experience in sustainability implementation in procurement;
•    Minimum ten years of experience of employment in the procurement function of a private sector or public sector organization from an industry that is considered to be high-risk for labor exploitation;
•    Experience in working with diverse groups of procurement professionals on the development of procurement guidance;
•    Experience in implementing social sustainability provisions in the procurement processes of private sector or public sector organizations;
•    Practitioner leadership on labor exploitation in procurement;
•    Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to create a sharing and open learning environment amongst groups of procurement practitioners;
•    Professional fluency in the English language, both verbal and written. Familiarity with professional procurement terminology;
•    Computer literacy with knowledge of the Microsoft Office package;
•    Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
•    Ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with people of different national and
cultural backgrounds while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.

Remuneration Package   

Remuneration will be based on the applicable fee scale that applies to the delivery of consultancy services by individual contractors, and shall depend on the complexity of the tasks and deliverables. 

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under

If you are not a national of a participating State, you must apply by submitting an offline application form which can be found under

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


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

Additional Information
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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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