Senior Project Officer (S2)
General Minimum Requirements
The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:
- Excellent physical condition
- Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
- Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements
The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:
- First-level university degree in political sciences, social sciences, international relations, public policy, law or equivalent professional experience
- Work experience in public administration, relevant international organizations, civic associations (including NGOs), political parties/affairs, or economic and political development
- Demonstrable organizational, communication, analytical and interpersonal skills.
Level of Professional Competence Requirements
Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:
First-level university degree in a relevant filed
Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
- Field experience in one or more of the following fields: Democratization, Rule of Law, Justice/Legal or human rights issues;
- Knowledge of regional political history and developments;
- Proven practical background in project monitoring and evaluation;
- Proven experience establishing contacts and developing confident relations with the local population of the host country, as well working with government officials and institutions;
- Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills;
- Professional fluency in English and Russian or Uzbek, both oral and written, and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely;
- Ability to work independently;
- Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
- Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
- Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and email.
- Work experience in Central Asia or the Commonwealth of Independent States;
- Previous work experience preferably in an international environment or within operational Missions;
- Knowledge of OSCE principles and commitments.
Tasks and Responsibilities
The selected candidate will be responsible for the human dimension programme of the Office of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan. He/she will be assisting the Head of Mission in managing the human dimension projects and provide analysis in his/her field of responsibilities as required. The selected candidate will be supporting the Head of Mission and the Office in setting the new directions of the human dimension programme in line with the evolving priorities of the host state. The Head of Human Dimension will be expected to perform the following duties:
- Providing support and giving professional advice to the Head of Mission on management of existing projects in the area of human dimension of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan, as well as reporting any major changes or issues arising during the implementation phase of the projects;
- Ensuring regular monitoring of the social and political situation in the host country and adapting of the projects in line with the evolving priorities of the host state, the mission’s mandate and the framework of OSCE human dimension commitments;
- Ensuring the full implementation of the human dimension activities in compliance with the OSCE’s Common Regulatory Management System (CRMS); managing the financial and human resources for a successful accomplishment of the projects; identifying precise strategies for monitoring and evaluation of projects; presenting all relevant information to the Head of Mission by using Programme Budgeting tools and Project Management Manual;
- Co-ordinating sound implementation of human dimension projects by regular liaising with all relevant stakeholders both on local and international level,providing updates to the Head of Mission as relevant;
- Organizing together with the staff of the human dimension department all necessary events, seminars, workshops, high-level meetings and travels linked with the human dimension activities of the Office, ensuring flawless planning, implementation and conclusion of events in line with OSCE standards;
- Supervising and coaching the work of the staff of human dimension programme (5-6 local staff members); providing friendly, non-discriminative and result-oriented approach to the daily work of the programme;
- Representing the human dimension department of the OSCE Mission in Uzbekistan on internal and external meetings and conferences by making concrete and relevant inputs related to important topics of the event;
- Performing other related duties as required by Head of Mission.
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan, please see:
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
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 https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/our-competency-model.
Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered.
Please apply to your relevant authorities well in advance of the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered. The OSCE can only process Secondment applications that have been nominated by participating States. For queries relating to your application, please refer to the respective delegation as listed here: https://www.osce.org/contacts/delegations