ICT Consultant (Roster), Skopje, North Macedonia

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

Closing date: Thursday, 4 March 2021

The majority of positions in OSCE field operations are filled by secondment, which means that individuals are nominated by their respective OSCE participating State. In addition, a limited number of seconded positions are available at the OSCE Secretariat and the institutions.

Issued by

OSCE Mission to Skopje

Vacancy number VNSKPC00597 Vacancy type Experts/Consultants Duty station Skopje Date of issue 12 February 2021 Deadline for application 4 March 2021 - 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)


OSCE field operations are the front line of the OSCE’s engagement on the ground, supporting host authorities in fulfilling OSCE commitments and implementing a comprehensive approach to security. The OSCE Mission to Skopje is the Organization’s longest-serving field operation working on inter-ethnic relations, early warning, the rule of law, democratic governance and transnational threats and organized crime.

The Mission is updating its roster of qualified candidates to provide temporary expert/consultancy assistance for the needs of its ongoing and future programmatic activities, within the scope of ICT services as follows:

Software/Web Design

Software/Web Development

Network and Infrastructure

Applicants‘ successful placement on the Consultancy Roster is subject to their meeting the minimum qualification and skill level for the position, and does not express or imply any guarantee of engagement with the OSCE Mission to Skopje.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Tasks and responsibilities of the consultant are specific to separate engagements and to the nature of the project in question. These may include, but are not limited to:

Engagement with Mission beneficiaries to analyse the project needs and conditions for ICT expertise and interventions,Development of ToRs and Technical Specifications in line with the projects objectives for purchase of hardware, software, web portals, e-learning platforms, network infrastructure,Hands-on engagement on development of simple Web pages, new features for portals, e-learning lessons or modules, update and upgrade of existing systems, etc.Supervision of tasks and coordination of activities among the supplier, beneficiary and the Mission,Advise the Mission on the best solutions and options available on the market.

Necessary Qualifications

Citizenship of or permanent residence in the Republic of North Macedonia

University Degree in one of ICT disciplines of interest (Web design, Web Development, Network and Infrastructure Design)

Minimum of 5 year practical experience in related fields

Proven record of successful projects in the related fields of expertise

Proven experience with project implementation in the public sector and/or government institutions

Experience with OSCE or other International Organization in the country is an asset

Tags organized crime project implementation rule of law web development

Up to date knowledge of current technologies and understanding of advanced ICT concepts.

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

Remuneration Package

Remuneration shall be based on established OSCE rates, depending primarily on the nature of required services (e.g. complexity, difficulty and amount of work to be performed and the level of expertise required).

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online, using the OSCE online application link, found under https://jobs.osce.org.

Please note that applications received after the deadline, submitted in different formats than the OSCE Online Application Form or in other languages than the English language would not be considered.

We will be in further contact with you only if you are considered for further assessment. The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy or to cancel the recruitment.

Candidates meeting the requirements will be subject to assessment of specific skills, which may include test and interview. Successful candidates will be placed on the Consultancy Roster and may be contacted when an operational need arises.

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.

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