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Project Assistant (part-time) (G5)

Belgrade | Mission

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Belgrade | Mission
  • Grade: Administrative support - G-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: Closed


The vacancy is open only for persons with the citizenship of or permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia.

This is an extra-budgetary part-time (50%) position subject to the availability of funds. The incumbent will receive a Fixed-term Letter of Appointment in the duration of 1 (one) year, which will be subject to satisfactory completion of a 6-month probationary period. A further extension is subject to satisfactory performance and the availability of funds, until the end of the Project (currently expected to run until 31 December 2024).

The incumbent will work within the project "Support to Monitoring of National War Crimes Trials (Phase III)" - ExB 2400849, which is placed within the Management Unit of the Rule of Law and Human Rights Department.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the National Legal Officer, the Project Assistant will be responsible for:

  1. Preparing working documents and background material pertaining to the issues addressed through project activities. Drafting spot reports on specific issues relating to war crimes trials for the use of the Mission. Drafting other reports, requests, interim and final reports, project evaluation reports and briefing papers on the project implementation. Drafting project inputs for the bi-weekly Mission activity report;
  2. Organizing training, workshops, seminars and meetings in order to help the project cooperate with civil society in monitoring war crimes trials, strengthening capacities of judges, prosecutors, judicial assistants, defence attorneys and police officers in implementing rules of international law and improving their case management skills, as well as promoting public awareness of the war crimes trials. In particular:
  3. Assisting in designing education programs in accordance with the existing, changed or newly introduced national and international regulations;
  4. Assisting in designing and participates in training, seminars and conferences;
  5. Assisting in the development of project activities and liaising with counterparts, so as to facilitate their support and participation;
  6. Preparing implementing partner (IP) agreements and following the implementation of the activities by the IPs;
  7. Liaising with international, regional and national governmental and non-governmental institutions with the purpose of collecting and sharing information and co-ordinating activities in the area of transitional justice;
  8. Assisting in collating and gathering information necessary for the development of outreach events and the assessment of their impact;
  9. Performing other duties as required.

Necessary Qualifications

  • Citizenship of or permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia;
  • Secondary education supplemented by formal training or studies in administration or project management;
  • Minimum four (4) years of relevant working experience in administration and/or project development and management;
  • Previous work experience in dealing with the judiciary or legal agencies, non-governmental organizations and donors;
  • Knowledge of key issues related to the rule of law in Serbia;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Serbian;
  • Computer literate with practical experience with Microsoft packages;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people from different national and cultural backgrounds, whilst maintaining impartiality and objectivity.

Candidates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the OSCE core values and competencies by studying the OSCE Competency Model available at:

Remuneration Package

The incumbent will receive a fixed-term Letter of Appointment, which will be subject to satisfactory completion of a 6-month probationary period, and which will be renewable annually, subject to satisfactory performance, until the end of the Project. The Project is currently expected to run until 31 December 2024.

Appointments are normally made at Step 1 of the applicable salary scales.

Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions, is approx. EUR 752.46. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.

How to Apply

Please apply online through the OSCE website ( no later than 28 November 2022. Only online applications will be considered; applications received by email, post etc. will not be accepted.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who have not been contacted by 31 December 2022 should consider there will be no follow up to their application.

Contact Tel. No: 011-3606 100, ext.: 4133, 4157 or 4127 (Human Resources Office).

The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization.

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, cancel the recruitment, offer an appointment at a lower grade or offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

Additional Information
This vacancy is now closed.
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