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Project Co-ordinator (P4)

Warsaw (Poland)

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Warsaw (Poland)
  • Grade: P-4, Internationally contracted - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-08-02

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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 is active throughout the OSCE area in the fields of election observation, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination, and the rule of law. ODIHR's assistance projects and other activities are implemented in participating States in accordance with ODIHR's mandate. 


Tasks and Responsibilities:

Under the overall supervision of the First Deputy Director of ODIHR, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:


  1. Advising Departments in the preparation and prioritisation of ODIHR programme and project; 
  2. Supporting overall project development and ensuring its effective implementation through the OSCE wide project and programme cycle management methodology, including assessment;
  3. Monitoring and evaluation throughout ODIHR in close collaboration with the management and relevant programme managers; 
  4. Reviewing and analysing issues, patterns and trends both within and outside the Office;
  5. Proposing  corrective action and liaising with relevant parties ensuring follow-up; 
  6. Advising on strategic partnerships, fundraising and fund distribution issues in co-ordination with ODIHR's Fundraising and Policy Advisor; 
  7. Contributing to donor co-ordination efforts;
  8. Co-ordinating activities related to development of projects, monitoring and evaluation across ODIHR;
  9. Ensuring an Office-wide perspective on various strategic issues arising from fundraising, implementation, monitoring and evaluation efforts;
  10. Performing other related duties as required.


Necessary Qualifications:

  • Second-level university degree in international studies, international development studies/project management; a first-level university degree in combination with two years of additional qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the second-level university degree;
  • Minimum eight years of progressively responsible experience in programming/political assessment or related fields, in an international environment;
  • Middle level management decision-making experience is essential;
  • Specialization in Central Eastern Europe/CIS. Field experience in the OSCE targeted regions or OSCE Mediterranean Partners and co-operation with international organizations at the field and headquarters level highly desirable;
  • Established experience in assessment and evaluation techniques, project/programme planning and implementation, preferably in international organizations;
  • Understanding of the specificity and sensitiveness of activities in the fields of Elections, Democratization, Human Rights, Tolerance and Non-Discrimination, and Roma and Sinti Issues;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; knowledge of Russian is highly desirable. Knowledge of other languages of OSCE participating States would be an asset;
  • 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.


Remuneration Package:

Monthly remuneration is around EUR 6,200, 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 and the OSCE Provident Fund. The Organization contributes an amount equivalent to 15% of the employee's salary to this Fund and the employee contributes 7.5%. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System.


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


The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation, therefore the maximum period of service in this post is 7 years. 


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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