Project Management Officer, Vienna, Austria

Organization: Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Country: Austria

City: Vienna, Austria

Office: OSCE Vienna

Closing date: Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Issued by: OSCE Secretariat

Vacancy number: VNSECP01561

Vacancy type: International Contracted

Field of expertise: Economic and Environmental Affairs

Grade: P4

Number of posts: 1

Duty station: Vienna

Date of issue: 15 September 2020

Deadline for application: 14 October 2020 - 23: 59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)


Please note that this position is funded under an Extra-Budgetary (ExB) project which ends on 31 May 2022. The contract will be issued until 31 May 2022 and the extension is subject to the availability of funds.

The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. It therefore addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, combating human trafficking, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis.

The OSCE Secretariat in Vienna assists the Chairmanship in its activities, and provides operational and administrative support to the field operations, and, as appropriate, to other institutions.

The Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities (OCEEA) deals with economic and environmental issues, operating under the premise that promoting economic prosperity and co-operation on environmental problems can contribute to international security and stability. The OSCE’s role is twofold: a) to monitor economic and environmental developments among participating States, and alert them to any threat of conflict, and b) to facilitate the formulation of economic and environmental policies and initiatives among participating States, to promote security. The Office currently comprises 22 staff members.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities, the Project Management Officer implements and monitors activities under the ExB project number 1102038 ‚Strengthening Anti-Corruption Reform in Armenia‘ (2019-2022) aimed at assisting the Government of Armenia in fulfilling relevant OSCE commitments in good governance and anti-corruption, as well as aligning its national standards in public administration, civil service and corruption prevention with the UN Convention Against Corruption, the Istanbul Anti-Corruption Action Plan, and other international standards and best practices.

More specifically, you will be responsible for the following:

Providing policy advice and recommendations to the Government of Armenia on the establishment and functioning of an Independent Anti-Corruption Investigative Agency; Conducting the overall programmatic management of the aforementioned project and providing direct management of all groups of senior level experts; Establishing and maintaining, as well as managing daily/weekly/monthly communication and co-ordination flows with senior representatives of all relevant government agencies in Armenia, including, but not limited to the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Justice; Co-ordinating proposals and recommendations produced by different teams of experts throughout the project implementation process and supporting the Office of Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities in assessing the results activities under the project and implements recommendations on their adjustments in the project work plan; Designing, co-ordinating and conducting fund-raising activities for the project; Maintaining working contacts with other relevant international organizations, sub-regional initiatives, NGOs, business associations, and with responsible officers in the Delegations to the OSCE and OSCE Partners for Co-operation in Vienna; Performing other duties as assigned.

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Necessary Qualifications

Second-level university degree in International Relations or Political Science, Economics or Legal Studies with a focus on economic issues;
A minimum 8 years of professional experience, with significant experience at the international level;
Work experience in project development and management with the focus on good economic governance and combating corruption, experience of working with extra-budgetary projects and different donors;
Understanding of and experience in security-related economic issues; good knowledge of the region, its political, economic and security issues;
Professional fluency in both English and Russian languages;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national, cultural and professional backgrounds, whilst remaining impartial and objective;
Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft applications.

Required competencies

Core values

Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals

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Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions

Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles

Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work

Core competencies

Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization

Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment

Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner

Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions

Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects

Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances

Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)

Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment

Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them

Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities

Remuneration Package

Monthly remuneration is approximately EUR 7,837 depending on post adjustment and family status. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Austria. Social benefits will include possibility of participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System.

Please note that appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.

How To Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under //‘>https: //

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Only those applicants who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.

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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.

This position is funded under an Extra-Budgetary (ExB) project which ends on 31 May 2022. The contract will be issued until 31 May 2022 and the extension is subject to the availability of funds.

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.