English Language Instructor, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

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

Country: Tajikistan

City: Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Office: OSCE Office in Tajikistan

Closing date: Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Issued by: OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe

Vacancy number: VNTAJC00748

Vacancy type: Experts/Consultants

Field of expertise: Education

Number of posts: 1

Duty station: Dushanbe

Date of issue: 31 March 2021

Deadline for application: 21 April 2021 - 23: 59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)


The Central Asian states and Afghanistan face shared challenges and concerns regarding Explosive Hazards (EH). Their origin can be found in the past and/or ongoing conflicts; malpractice, abandonment, neglect as well as criminal and terrorist actions. However, the extent of these risks and the corresponding concerns may differ from state to state.

The OSCE participating states in Central Asia have different and in some cases limited capacities, experiences as well as resources (financial, physical, material and human) available to address EH issues. Their needs for the assistance are immediate. This fact calls for finding innovative approaches and synergies on developing integrated technical cooperation in Central Asia in the domain of the EH as proposed in the project.

The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe has been through its current mandate with the host country encouraged to engage in regional activities that may foster and develop closer intra-regional cooperation. This is in accordance with a number of recommendations from core OSCE bodies to encourage closer international cooperation and engagement. Based on the request from the host country to assist in dealing with its explosive hazards‘ problem throughout its territory, as well as letters of support provided by the states in the region, the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe developed and initiated the regional XB project "Integrated Cooperation on Explosive Hazards Programme" (ICExH).

The overall goal of the ICExH is to improve the Explosive Hazards (EH) situation in Central Asia including issues related to Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), to include Physical Security and stockpile management and countering Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) and its proliferation, as well as EH Awareness and Reduction in interested OSCE participating States in Central Asia; with the underlying rationale being that shared challenges and concerns regarding Explosive Hazards call for finding innovative approaches and synergies in developing national capacities and exchanging experiences and best practices.

The key objective of the ICExH is to provide targeted capacity development and technical assistance in reducing and responding to EH. The ICExH is also designed to foster a dialogue through technical cooperation, with and among individual participating States in Central Asia (CA) with a potential of CA states to contribute to stabilization of Afghanistan by addressing primarily Explosive Hazards related issues, as well to exchange technical experience and best practices with Afghan experts.


The ICExH project plans to hire an English Language Instructor to teach the English language to the REHTC officers. The English Language Instructor will be contracted on the SSA contract modality from June 21, 2021 to September 17, 2021. The English Language Instructor will assess the level of the language proficiency of the REHTC officers and tailor the lessons to their level and needs. It is expected that there will be three lessons per week, provided face-to-face from 8 am to 12 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The time for the lessons may be subject to changes and the English Language Instructor will work to accommodate those possible changes.

The overall purpose of the assignment is to provide language training to the current REHTC officers.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of National Training Officer, the English Language Instructor will be assigned to:

Assessing the level of the language proficiency of the REHTC officers and developing a tailored training course to provide them with the knowledge of basic English and train in grammar, writing, listening and speaking;
Planning and conducting three lessons weekly;
Evaluating the progress of the individual officers to measure progress, identifying barriers to learning and recommend action to overcome barriers;
Designing and developing tasks and provide learning materials;
Ensuring that the lessons are planned and delivered in a participatory and interactive manner and are responsive to the requests and suggestions of the officers;
Other related tasks based on needs and an agreement.

Deliverables and performance indicators

English language level of REHTC officers assessed;
Developed course program for the duration of assignment;
Learning literature and assignments provided;
Three lessons delivered per week;
Evaluation reports with recommendations provided.

Consultant’s performance will be evaluated against the following criteria: timeliness of the deliverables, clarity of presentations, responsibility, initiative, communication, and quality of the products delivered.

Necessary Qualifications

A college or university degree, supplemented by formal training/studies in teaching languages;
Minimum 5 years of experience in teaching English language;
Excellent written and spoken English language;
Good command of Russian and Tajik;
Strong professional communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to transfer the knowledge;
Committed, motivated and reliable;
Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds;
Ability to work outside the city in a military Regiment.

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

The consultant will be remunerated commensurate with consultant’s experience and qualifications in accordance with OSCE established rates. Applicants should indicate whether they wish to be included in the OSCE Roster of Consultants for similar assignments.

Consultancy period: 21 June - 21 September 2021

Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan

How To Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under //jobs.osce.org/vacancies">https: //jobs.osce.org/vacancies.

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

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

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post 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.

Link to the organization’s job offer: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1617202419953