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OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Current jobs

National Consultant, Export Promotion (SSA)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-05-19
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
Roster Call International Human Rights Experts
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-06-02
Tirana (Albania)
International Consultant - French Language Instructor
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-05-27
Vienna (Austria)
Project Clerk (G3, 50%, STA)
G-3, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-05-19
Vienna (Austria)
Intern
Internship
Closes: 2022-06-03
Warsaw (Poland)
International Consultant, K9 Capacity Building, ExB SALW Project
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-06-03
Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Mission
Training Assistant (G5)
G-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-06-03
Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)
National Consultant, Junior Facilitator (SSA)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-05-19
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
Driver (G2)
G-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-06-03
Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)
Roster Call for Local Human Rights Expert
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-06-03
Tirana (Albania)
Junior Expert for Contact Point for Roma and Sinti Issues (SSAs)
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-05-24
Warsaw (Poland)
ICT Help Desk Technician (G4)
G-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-06-02
Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Mission
Hate Crime Officer (S)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2022-05-19
Warsaw (Poland)
Procurement and Contracting Officer (P3)
P-3, Internationally contracted - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-05-19
Vienna (Austria)
National Consultant, Psychologist/analyst (SSA)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-05-24
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
Human Dimension Officer (S2)
S-2, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Mid level
Closes: 2022-06-30
Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)
Senior Programme Officer (S2 )
S-2, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Mid level
Closes: 2022-06-22
Pristina (Kosovo)
Senior Legal Assistant (G6)
G-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-06-30
Skopje (Macedonia)
Associate Finance Officer (P2)
P-2, Internationally contracted - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Junior level
Closes: 2022-06-08
Vienna (Austria)
Cook, Roster (G1)
G-1, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-05-31
Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
National Consultant, Legal Expert (SSA)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-05-17
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
National Consultant, PR Specialist in supporting public communication of the NCPT (SSA)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-05-17
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
NATIONAL PROGRAMME OFFICER NP1
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2022-05-17
Pristina (Kosovo)
Local Consultant to support Kosovo institutions in conducting an assessment of Informal Settlements situation (SSAs)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-05-24
Pristina (Kosovo)
English Language Editor (SSAs)
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-05-23
Pristina (Kosovo)
National Legal Officer (NP2)
S-2, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Mid level
Closes: 2022-05-23
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
Human Dimension Officer (S2)
S-2, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Mid level
Closes: 2022-06-30
Ashgabat (Turkmenistan)
National Trainers on the Prevention of discrimination (SSAs)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2022-05-16
Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
Senior Liaison and Communication Assistant (G6)
G-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-05-25
Kyiv (Ukraine)
National Security Co-operation Officer (NP1)
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-06-01
Podgorica (Montenegro)
International Consultant - Organized Crime and Gender Expert (SSA)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-05-19
Vienna (Austria)
Finance Assistant (G5)
G-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-05-22
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
Administrative Assistant (G5)
G-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-05-25
Warsaw (Poland)
Security Guard (G2)
G-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-05-17
Podgorica (Montenegro)
Senior Driver/Dispatcher (G3)
G-3, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-05-29
Chisinau (Moldova)
Assistant Project Officer (P1)
P-1, Internationally contracted - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Junior level
Closes: 2022-05-24
Warsaw (Poland)
International Consultant – Development of a scenario-based discussion (SBD) for the Sub-regional trainings on Cyber/ICT security CBMs
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes soon: 2022-05-17
Vienna (Austria)
Legal Adviser, Justice Sector Policy (S2)
S-2, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Mid level
Closes: 2022-06-08
Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Mission
Finance Assistant (G5)
G-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-05-19
Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
International Consultant - Expert Evaluator (Roster Call)
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-05-27
Vienna (Austria)
Intern, Rule of Law
Internship
Closes: 2022-06-08
Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Mission
Project Manager (S2)
S-2, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Mid level
Closes: 2022-05-26
Novi Pazar (Bulgaria), Mission
International Consultant - Expert/Trainer on Skills-Development and Professional Empowerment
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-05-26
Vienna (Austria)
International Consultant - Roster Call for Experts in CTHB
International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
Closes: 2022-06-08
Vienna (Austria)
Senior Legal Officer (S2)
S-2, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-05-18
Pristina (Kosovo), Mission
Programme Officer (S1)
S-1, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Junior level
Closes: 2022-06-07
Mission (United States of America)
National Project Officer, Dialogue (NP-1)
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2022-05-17
Kyiv (Ukraine)
SECURITY GUARD (G2)
G-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-05-31
Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)
Office Assistant (G4)
G-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-05-18
Mission (United States of America), Gjilan
Programme Assistant (G5)
G-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes: 2022-05-25
Mission (United States of America), Gjilan
Head, Anti-Terrorism Issues (S)
Level not specified
Closes: 2022-06-08
Vienna (Austria)
Project Assistant (G5)
G-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
Closes soon: 2022-05-17
Kyiv (Ukraine)
National Project Officer, NP2
Level not specified
Closes soon: 2022-05-17
Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
Senior Policy and Planning Officer (S3)
S-3, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Mid level
Closes: 2022-05-24
Skopje (Macedonia), Mission
Head of Legal Affairs (S4)
S-4, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Senior level
Closes soon: 2022-05-17
Pristina (Kosovo), Mission
Monitoring Officer (S1)
S-1, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Junior level
Closes soon: 2022-05-19
Skopje (Macedonia), Tetovo, Mission
Deputy Head of SPMU, Adviser on Cybercrime (P4)
P-4, Internationally contracted - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-05-19
Vienna (Austria)
Principal Adviser to the Head of Institution (S)
S-2, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Mid level
Closes: 2022-05-31
Vienna (Austria), Of, Media, Freedom
Senior Strategic Adviser (S)
S-2, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-05-18
Vienna (Austria)
Deputy Head, Office of Central Co-ordination (S3)
S-3, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Mid level
Closes: 2022-05-23
Pristina (Kosovo), Mission
Human Rights Officer, Gender and Security (S)
S-3, Seconded Position - Open for OSCE's 57 participating States - Mid level
Closes soon: 2022-05-17
Warsaw (Poland)

Employment opportunities that make a difference and create a lasting impact

With 57 participating States in North America, Europe and Asia, the OSCE is the world’s largest regional security organization, working to ensure peace, democracy and stability for more than a billion people. The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. In addition to work in these programmatic areas, opportunities exist in other fields such as administration, finance, human resources, project management and information technology. Currently, over 3,250 people work for the OSCE in more than 19 different duty stations.


Why work for the OSCE?

Be a positive force for change

There are many reasons to come and work for us, but the most important is because what we do matters. Nothing beats the individual sense of accomplishment in knowing you are making a difference to the world. And it is not just colleagues on the front line– our Organization is filled with “behind the scenes” people, whose administrative and managerial work is essential to making sure we deliver the OSCE’s mission.

A wide range of opportunities

Our work covers many spheres, from political and military, economic and environmental to human rights; offering both work for specialists in those areas and the very important tasks of administrative, finance, human resources and information technology that allows us to work efficiently and effectively day by day.

What we offer

We are a non-career organization, and offer limited periods of service, but with the possibility to move within the organization. We recruit fixed-term professional and general service staff, seconded professionals from participating states, and temporary staff. We also hire consultants where specialized programmatic and administrative expertise is needed, and offers development programmes including Internships and a Junior Professional Officer Programme

 

Types of Employment

 

Fields of expertise

Positions are available in the following areas of work: 

  • Administration and support (including finance, transportation, supply and logistics, IT, human resources, audit, security, conference and language services)
  • Civilian police
  • Democratization
  • Economic and environmental affairs
  • Education
  • Elections
  • General staff/monitoring functions
  • Human rights (including combating trafficking in human beings & gender issues)
  • Media affairs
  • Military affairs (including anti-terrorism, arms control & border management)
  • Political affairs
  • Rule of law

 

Seconded Positions

The majority of all international positions in OSCE field operations are filled by secondment (S): individuals are nominated by their respective OSCE participating State. Secondments are generally for an initial period of twelve months, with possibility of extension. The OSCE pays a board and lodging allowance to cover living expenses for positions located in a field duty station. A number of positions at the Secretariat and Institutions are also filled by secondment. For these posts, all costs (both salary and living expenses) must be borne by the seconding authority. Vacancy notices for seconded positions are published on the OSCE website.

 

Contracted Positions

Applicants for positions at the Professional (P) category are required to have a university degree and several years of experience at national and/or international level in a relevant field of expertise. In addition, post-graduate specialization and management experience is necessary for a number of senior P and Director (D) positions. Applicants for positions in the National Professional (NP) category in the field operations are required to have a university degree and the relevant number of years of working experience. Applicants for positions in the General Service (GS) category are required to have completed secondary education, supplementary courses related to the functions of the position and the relevant number of years of working experience.

Levels of professional competency

  • Heads and Deputy Heads of Mission
  • Senior Management (e.g. Heads of Departments)
  • Middle Management (e.g. Section Chiefs, Team Leaders)
  • Senior professional
  • Professional

 

Junior Professional Officer Programme

The OSCE’s Junior Professional Officer (JPO) programme offers young professionals, below the age of 30 who have recently completed their university degrees, the opportunity to gain a comprehensive overview of the Organization. The programme has two intakes per year, with placements for a total period of nine-twelve months at both the Secretariat and in the field operations. Vacancy notices for this programme are issued twice a year on the OSCE website and candidates selected via a rigorous and competitive recruitment process.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply through their respective national authorities by completing the online application form

 

Internships

Since 2008, about 40 interns per year have been recruited for placements with different sections/units in the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna and Prague. Interns are also accepted by the OSCE Institutions and some field operations to support their activities. Interested young professionals who have recently completed or are in the final year of their university degree are encouraged to apply for internship vacancy notices.

  

Consultants

The OSCE recruits consultants to provide advisory services and expert assistance on a short-term and ad-hoc basis to complement the work of regular staff members or for specific projects. Interested individuals with at least six years of specialized expertise are encouraged to browse the OSCE website for

opportunities.

 

Short-term Assignments

The OSCE offers short-term positions on an ad-hoc basis. More information is available on the OSCE website.

 

Interested? How to apply?

Employment opportunities are advertised on the OSCE website under:

www.osce.org/employment/. Applicants are expected to have proficiency in the English language. Knowledge of other OSCE working languages is an asset. The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation. Certain limitations exist on the periods of service for professional staff in a given post, and the overall period of service with the OSCE may not exceed ten years.

 

Recruitment and Selection Process

Recruitment staff, in co-operation with the hiring department, review all applications received and draw up a short list of 4-6 qualified candidates for competency-based interview either in person or by video conference/telephone with a panel of 3-4 board members from various departments of the OSCE. In addition, candidates can expect to take a written test with questions specific to the position. Selection is based on both the results of the interview and the test. All candidates will be informed of the outcome of the selection process in due course.

 

Further details, including information about the OSCE Competency Model, are available under http://www.osce.org/employment/108718

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