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Project Assistant (G5)

Albania (Colombia) | Tirana

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Albania (Colombia) | Tirana
  • Grade: G-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-23

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A fix term vacancy has arisen in the OSCE Presence in Albania for a Project Assistant (G5), within the Governance in Economic and Environmental Issues Department.
The mandate of the OSCE Presence in Albania is to promote democratization, the rule of law, and human rights as well as to consolidate democratic institutions in line with OSCE principles, standards and commitments.
Originally established in 1997, today, the Presence’s activities range from arms control and the fight against trafficking to electoral assistance; anti-corruption initiatives; gender mainstreaming and environmental projects; human rights protection; legislative, judicial, and media reform; and the capacity-building of law enforcement officials.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The incumbent has specific technical knowledge on issues pertaining to anti-corruption, good governance and economics, providing support to the National Project Officer (NPO) and to the Head of Department.

Under the overall supervision of the National Project Officer (NPO) of Economic and Anti-Corruption Issues, the successful candidate will be tasked with the following duties:

  1. Assisting in planning, drafting, developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating all projects on Anti-Corruption; 
  2. Monitoring, analysing, conducting research on national and international developments on issues pertaining to anti-corruption measures, economic crimes, legislative processes, including those related to good governance at all level;
  3. Preparing briefings, reports on those topics for the NPO and the Head of Department.
  4. Liaising for administrative issues with other Presence departments, national and international consultants, donors organizations and Governmental institutions (i.e. senior national and international governmental officials) in coordination with the NPO.
  5. Acting as an interpreter/translator on matters relating to project activities from English, into Albanian language and vice-versa when required.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Presence in Albania, please see:
Necessary Qualifications:

•    Secondary education supplemented by specific studies in law, public administration, economics, social sciences or                  related fields.
•    Minimum 6 years experience of relevant work in law, economic, or public administrative related fields with central or local        government units, NGOs, and/or international organizations, work experience in project development and management.  
•    Computer literate with practical experience with Windows applications, such as word, excel, PowerPoint, etc.
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and in Albanian.
•    Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds.

Remuneration Package:

According to the fixed OSCE salary scale, the monthly remuneration for G5 is approximately 969 EURO, subject to National Social Security as per Albanian Law. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation. 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 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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