Programme 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, 19 March 2021

Issued by: OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe

Vacancy number: VNTAJG00742

Vacancy type: Local Contracted

Field of expertise: General Support Functions

Grade: G5

Number of posts: 1

Duty station: Dushanbe

Date of issue: 26 February 2021

Deadline for application: 19 March 2021 - 23: 59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)


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 Programme Assistant will work under the Countering Security Threats and Regional Cooperation Unit. This is a general support function role supervised by the National Programme Officer and if you are selected as the Programme Assistant, you will perform the following duties:

Advising and assisting the National Programme Officer in project drafting, monitoring and evaluation process;
Providing the analysis of existing socio-political context in which the project will be implemented;
Providing the assessment on general compliance of the project with the Mission Mandate;
Providing the analysis of the efficiency of project methodology in existing socio-political environment;
Providing suggestions on possible improvement of project proposals;
Furnishing the detailed analysis of the project proposal in terms of its compliance with Mission project proposal templates and other technical requirements;
Assisting in monitoring the implementation of the projects (including on the site monitoring) and drafts reports on the implementation of the extra-budgetary projects. Updating and strengthening Missions extra-budgetary project proposals and reports in cooperation with CPC on extra-budgetary projects;
Supporting the cohesive and effective project implementation process by ensuring that the project objectives are pursued as described in the project proposal;
Ensuring that no major deviation from the timetable occurs;
Co-operating with the Mission Project Manager and the implementing partners in effectively correcting the approach, if needed;
Ensuring that the project narrative reports are generated timely and accurately and that they provide accurate information on the project activities and impact;
Providing guidance to the Implementing Partners regarding the Project Proposals and Narrative Reports preparation;
Maintaining the Local Project Database, developing the Mission Partner Database, which would include the information regarding the Mission project partners on mine action areas;
Submitting purchase requests through the Integrated Resource Management Asset (IRMA);
Assisting in organizing official visits and conferences, compiling background material and draft papers for seminars and conferences;
Drafting as required correspondence, reports, evaluations, analyses and justifications, which may be of a confidential nature within the assigned area of responsibility;
Performing interpretations and translations from and to Tajik, Russian and English as directed by the National Programme Officer;
Performing other duties as assigned.

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

Necessary Qualifications

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Secondary education supplemented by studies in security, international relations, arms control, border protection, fight against terrorism or military science or related field;
Minimum four years working experience in a related field, part of which should preferably have been in an international environment;
Experience in independent project management, including project monitoring and reporting;
Experience from field work outside Dushanbe and a good knowledge of the different regions of Tajikistan, is desirable;
Computer literate with practical experience with Windows applications;
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Russian and Tajik languages;
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.

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.