Short-Term Project Assistant, Uzbekistan
Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
City: Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Office: OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan, Tashkent
Closing date: Sunday, 28 February 2021
Issued by: OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan
Vacancy number: VNUZBG00111
Vacancy type: Local Contracted
Field of expertise: Administration and Support
Number of posts: 1
Duty station: OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan
Date of issue: 16 February 2021
Deadline for application: 28 February 2021 - 23: 59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
The OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan (PCUz), Economic and Environmental Dimension (EED) in close co-operation with OCEEA will be implementing ExB project "Stakeholder Engagement for Uranium Tailings Remediation in Central Asia", II phase which aimed at engaging and informing stakeholders concerning remediation of uranium tailings in order to maximize its benefit.
The uranium mining and processing industry in Central Asia left contaminated sites where radioactive isotopes, including heavy metals at certain sites have seeped into aquifers, have been spread into the air by wind, and have been absorbed by soil. Across Central Asia, there are about 50 derelict or semi derelict sites that cover an approximate area of 64km² with estimated 812 million tons of contaminated soil from which isotopes are migrating to a wider area. Affected populations are often without external support, and are left to contend with a strong perception of unusually high incidences of health problems with a resultant loss of economic output. The region involves former uranium producers (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan) and current producers (Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan). The project is focused on Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The selection of the specific sites for intervention is based on the location of on-going programmes implemented by EC-INSC and presence or possible establishment of Public Environmental Information Centers in the "proximity" of contaminated areas.
Within the project, several activities have been planned to be conducted till June 2022 in the project target areas of Tashkent region and Namangan region of Uzbekistan in close partnership with UNDP Uzbekistan and relevant national partners.
Task and Responsibilities: Under the direct guidance and supervision of the EED Senior Project Officer and OCEEA Project Manager and Project officer, the incumbent performs the following duties:
Supporting the OCEEA Project Manager and Project officer in the planning, implementation and monitoring/completion of the ExB project in Uzbekistan;
Organizing events and meetings with the relevant national and international counterparts, including all logistical elements within the project activities in Uzbekistan;
Preparing travel and visas for participants and consultants and completing travel administration and payments;
Maintaining an overview on all project-related expenditure in Uzbekistan;
Serving as the Oracle and documents management (DocIn) focal point for the project; ensuring the correct application of OSCE common regulatory framework; - Assisting the OCEEA Project Manager and Project officer in financial and narrative reporting;
Preparing training materials and evaluation summaries;
Researching background information from internal and external sources and assisting in the preparation of presentations‘, agendas, etc.
Proactively communicating and co-ordinating internally, in all matters related to the project, with all PCUz and OSCE units, and externally, with relevant project partners like NGOs, local authorities, IOs, etc.;
Taking minutes and drafting notes, summaries and reports;
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Providing secretarial support such as distribution of documents, maintaining electronic and hard copy filing systems, scheduling meetings, receiving visitors, drafting correspondence etc.;
Assisting the OCEEA Project Manager and Project officer as required;
Performing other related duties as assigned.
Completed secondary education supplemented by formal training in administration, accounting, project management;
Minimum 4 years working experience in project management or programme implementation preferably in an international environment with some experience in reporting, interpretation and translation, organizing training and events
Good communication skills;
Good skills on analytical report writing, project management and administrative issues;
Excellent written and oral communication skills, English and Russian in addition to local languages;
Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft packages;
Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds.
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.
This appointment is short-term for a maximum period of 5 months and 29 days. Appointment is made at grade G5 step
1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.
How to apply:
Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The position is open for the Uzbekistan citizens only. No consideration will be given to the late applications.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise 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.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the organization.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.