Project Assistant, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

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

Country: Tajikistan

City: Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Office: OSCE Office in Tajikistan

Closing date: Friday, 12 March 2021

Issued by: OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe

Vacancy number: VNTAJG00738

Vacancy type: Local Contracted

Field of expertise: General Support Functions

Grade: G5

Number of posts: 1

Duty station: Dushanbe

Date of issue: 19 February 2021

Deadline for application: 12 March 2021 - 23: 59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)


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.

The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe promotes the implementation of OSCE principles and commitments, as well as the co-operation of the Republic of Tajikistan within the OSCE framework in all three dimensions. It is involved in a wide range of activities, ranging from counter-terrorism and border management projects to supporting cross-border markets and free economic zones, human rights, media development, and legal reform initiatives.

Tasks and Responsibilities

The Project Assistant will work under the Patrol Field Capacity Building of the Tajik Border Troops through promotion of Regional Co-operation Project (PFCB). This is a general support function role supervised by the Border Management Officer and if you are selected as the Project Assistant, you will perform the following duties:

Assisting in planning and organizing meetings with national counterparts and preparing relevant meeting notes and briefings;
Working closely with the point of contact from Tajik Border Troops and liaising on training schedules within the project component;
Coordinating with the point of contact from the Tajik Border Troops on rotation of personnel for each training course;
Maintaining and updating all documents related to participation of personnel from the Tajik Border Troops in each training course;
Contributing to the preparation of information with regard to the border security related matters in the country;
Providing support to the project team on full project cycle management of all project activities;
Performing other tasks as requested. The incumbent may be called to drive official vehicles.

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

Necessary Qualifications

Completion of secondary education supplemented by specific training in administration or training;
Minimum four years of relevant working experience in administrative duties or training of adults with national security, law enforcement authority or border security authority;
Established experience in contacts and dealing with Senior Officers of national agencies or Departments;
Knowledge and understanding of specific and sensitiveness of border programme activities in the field of democratization, human rights, security and rule of law in countries in transition would be an asset;
Demonstrated analytical skills;
Excellent written and spoken communication skills in Tajik and Russian, working knowledge of English language;
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Holding a valid driver’s license;
Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religion and cultural backgrounds;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.

Required competencies

Core values

Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals

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, subject to social security deductions, is 751.50 EUR. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.

How To Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under //‘>https: // ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED, offline applications received by email, post etc. will not be accepted. Please note that the vacancy is open for competition only amongst nationals of Tajikistan.

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.