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Senior Programme Assistant (G6)

Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Grade: G-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-08-12

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Under the direct supervision of the National Counter-Terrorism Officer, the incumbent performs a variety of information gathering, monitoring, technical and administrative services in support of programme activities focused on developing and implementing counter-terrorism and cybersecurity projects. The incumbent ensures that projects are planned within the POiB mandate, strategies and objectives and that throughout project cycles, activities are successfully implemented in accordance with objectives and including the design plans, budget estimates, implementation plans, final reports, and evaluation. Please note that appointment to this position is subject to post table change approval. 

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Under the overall supervision of the National Counter-Terrorism Officer, the successful candidate will be tasked with the following duties:

  1. Proposes, plans, implements, and supervises specific projects and provides reports and evaluations. Identifies lessons learned for the on-going improvement of programme and project management;
  2. Collects information mainly from records and reports and prepares periodic and ad hoc reports on programme and project activities; assists in field research;
  3. Organizes data and information, prepares and maintains records, documents and control plans for the monitoring of programme and project implementation;
  4. Contributes to the preparation of reports, project documents and submissions by providing information, preparing tables and drafting sections; prepares background information for use in discussions with national and local government representatives and other national and international organizations; participates in the briefing and debriefing of project staff;
  5. Analyzes plans of operations, exchanges correspondence and takes appropriate follow-up action; assists in the administrative processing of proposed projects and activities;
  6. Assists in developing documents and proposals as well as financial and other requirements related to the follow-up, in co-operation with implementing partners and governmental authorities; drafts all relevant financial and administrative documents, including contracts with implementing partners; assists in establishing and maintaining contacts with government offices, international organizations, local authorities, and research institutions that are relevant for the implementation of programme activities;
  7. Performs interpretation and translation from and to English, Russian and local language;
  8. Interact cooperatively, and in conjunction with other OSCE staff including those in other departments, on projects where areas of interest coincide;
  9. Performs other related duties as required.  


For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek, please see:

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Completed secondary Education;
  • Minimum of six years of relevant work experience;
  • For vacant positions in the General Service category, a first-level university degree in a relevant field may be considered as a substitute for one year of working experience, an advanced university degree for two years of working experience;
  • Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft Office applications;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Russian and in local language;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability and willingness to work as a member of team, with people of different cultural, and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.


Remuneration Package:

Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 1023.16 Euro/month. Social benefits will include Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. 
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 the vacancy is open for competition only amongst individuals who is a national or permanent resident of the Kyrgyz Republic. 

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
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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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