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National Project Officer (NP2)


  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Dushanbe
  • Grade: Mid level - NP 2, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2023-10-08


The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe is involved in a wide range of activities, ranging from arms control, counter terrorism and border management projects to disaster risk reduction, good governance, trafficking in human beings and gender equality. The incumbent will work under the Extra-Budgetary Project of Border Management Staff College (BMSC).

The purpose of the OSCE Border Management Staff College, hereinafter referred to as the OSCE BMSC, is to enhance the knowledge of present and prospective senior managers of the border security and management agencies of the OSCE participating States and Partners for Co-operation and to promote greater cooperation and exchange of information among them. It is designed to provide a single point of knowledge delivery, a research and development capacity, outreach activities as well as access to the latest thinking, methodologies, techniques and technology regarding border security and management, within the framework of the OSCE Border Security and Management Concept.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Under the overall supervision of the Head of the Border Management Staff College (BMSC), the successful candidate will be tasked with the following duties:

Co-ordinating, planning, facilitating, drafting/composing and reporting for all actions of the BMSC related to:

  •  Annual budgets as required by OSCE and the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe;
  • Monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports as required;
  • Preparation of project change requests and budget deviations;
  • Preparation of anticipated project proposals for next phase of project life;
  • Liaising with all Programme Office in Dushanbe officers and staff for timely delivery of all personnel, travel, procurement and contracting needs to ensure delivery of all BMSC events;
  • Supervising Senior Project Assistant in their daily assignments;
  • Co-ordinating with the Education Officer in ensuring delivery of all BMSC programs;
  • Collecting documents and data related to project planning and implementation status;
  • Compiling programmatic reports for the Head, which are utilized by the Chief, Training and Education and subordinated with the National Training Officer;
  • Developing and contributing to the development of new project proposals;
  • Executing other programme imperatives as assigned.  


Please note that this is an extra-budgetary post and initial appointment will be for one year. Further extension of the post is subject to availability of Extra-Budgetary funds.

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

Necessary Qualifications:

  • First-level degree in education, international studies, financial management, business administration, human resources management or project management;
  • Specialized training in education project management would be an advantage;
  • Four years of diversified and progressively responsible professional experience relevant to the actual position;
  • Prior experience in collegial education, drafting required reports and reporting.
  • Work experience with international organizations or a similar national / international institutions, on border security and management, learning management, instructional design and delivery would be preferable;
  • Prior work experience in project management at national, regional and/or international level agencies, companies or organizations;
  • Management and leadership qualities including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national, cultural and religious backgrounds, different genders, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Experience in results-based project management;
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and email;
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English, Tajik and Russian languages;
  • 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 2,018.50 EUR. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.

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.

The mandatory retirement age at the OSCE is 65 years for contracted positions at the general service, professional and director level. The organisation shall apply an age limit of 63 years at the time of appointment as the incumbent selected is normally expected to carry out the contractual obligation of two years. 

Additional Information
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