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International Consultant on resource mobilization and funding management for SALW/SCA assistance projects (SSA)

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:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Mine Action and Weapon Contamination
  • Closing Date: 2021-08-11

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Please note that this is a consultancy assignment of a temporary nature, with an expected duration of up to 60 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, 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 OSCE Secretariat in Vienna assists the OSCE decision-making bodies in its activities, and provides operational and administrative support to the field operations, and, as appropriate, to other institutions

The Forum for Security Co-operation (FSC) is an autonomous OSCE decision-making body that deals with military aspects of security. The FSC Support Unit co-ordinates and facilitates the OSCE’s role in the politico-military dimension. The primary task of the Unit is to provide expertise and support to the FSC. The Unit initiates, develops, implements technical assistance projects in the field of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and Stockpiles of Conventional Ammunition (SCA), including preventing and combating illicit trafficking in all aspects, as well as performs quality assurance and quality control of the implementing agencies (OSCE Field Operations, UN agencies, and commercial contractors).

Objective of Assignment: 
The amount of Unit’s workload, as well as the need for technical expertise under specific assistance projects, including those delegated for implementation to the Field Operations require relying on additional technical capacity hired through consultancy.To further support these processes, the FSC SU is seeking to hire through its project "Strengthening OSCE action against the illicit proliferation of SALW and SCA", the consultant to contribute to the process of developing a tailor made knowledge product on resource mobilisation for OSCE ExB Projects. 
The consultant would be working with the project officers from the FSC Support Unit and respective field operations in synthesizing necessary information and inputs, lessons learned from the practical implementation of SALW and SCA control projects. 

Duration of Assignment:
60 days

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The OSCE is looking for qualified candidates for a consultancy position of an international consultant on resource mobilization and funding management for SALW/SCA assistance projects. The consultant will support the FSC Support Unit in formulating and facilitating resource mobilization and funding management approaches for the organization-wide SALW/SCA portfolio. More specifically, the Expert/Consultant will be tasked with:

  1. Review the existing resource mobilization and funding management approaches and good practices, identify gaps and advise on the effective use of toolbox for resource mobilization in support of SALW/SCA assistance projects;
  2. Providing advise to SALW/SCA team/s on effective use of resource mobilization and funding management toolbox, and follow on planning implementation and monitoring of such activities/results;
  3. Developing a Guidance Note on resource mobilization and funding management for SALW/SCA assistance projects that will, inter alia, determine the principles and context, outline the donor community and main partners, outline roles and responsibilities for resource mobilization, funding cycle management approaches, , determine the resource mobilization toolbox as well as cross-cutting issues such as donor relations and communications.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the Secretariat, please see: 

Necessary Qualifications:

  • First-level university degree in Business Management, Marketing, Communications, Political Sciences, Statistics or similar;
  • Minimum eight (8) years of professional experience at national and/or international level in the field of business development, project development and management;
  • Knowledge of OSCE project management requirements and procedures is an advantage;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Strong ability to carry out work independently;
  • Excellent analytical, diplomatic and negotiation skills;
  • Professional fluency in English with excellent written/spoken communication skills; knowledge of other OSCE languages would be an asset;
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure in a challenging environment and within limited time frames;
  • 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;
  • Computer literate with practical experience using Microsoft applications.

Remuneration Package:

Remuneration will be based on the selected consultant’s/expert’s qualifications, experience, the tasks and deliverables for this position and in accordance with the OSCE established rates.

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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