Project Assistant (Short-Term Temporary Appointment), The Hague, Netherlands

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

Country: Netherlands

City: The Hague, Netherlands

Office: OSCE, The Hague

Closing date: Sunday, 11 April 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 High Commissioner on National Minorities

Vacancy number VNHCNG00150 Vacancy type Local Contracted Grade G5 Duty station The Hague Date of issue 30 March 2021 Deadline for application 11 April 2021 - 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)


The OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities (HCNM) promotes conflict prevention and integration of diverse societies. Among the tools that the High Commissioner uses are thematic recommendations to governments of OSCE participating States regarding the treatment of national minorities.

HCNM is seeking a motivated individual to join on a short-term basis to support the implementation of extra-budgetary projects related to its thematic work.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Associate Policy Support Officer, the incumbent is responsible for organisational aspects of project-related activities. Duties include:

Participating in the planning of activities and events;Contributing to the development of project ideas and projects outlines;Organising the implementation and supporting the successful roll out of activities and events;Providing wider project management support (planning, contract details, etc.);Preparing invitations, agendas, and other materials for distribution;Facilitating the engagement and involvement of event participants;Inputting project-related purchase requisitions and completing payment request forms;Maintaining effective, solution-oriented working relations with internal and external partners;Monitoring and reporting on the status of payments and project related accounts; Checking payment requests for correctness, adherence to agreements and regulations, and the adequacy of backup documentation;Logging, monitoring, and following up on service requests;Operating within the framework of OSCE regulations and instructions;Participating in and recording the proceedings of project-related meetings;Any other related duties as assigned.

For more detailed information on the work of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, please see:

Necessary Qualifications

Completed secondary education

Four years of project management or relevant administrative experience, preferably in an international setting (a first-level university degree in a relevant field can substitute for two years of relevant administrative experience)

Computer literacy with practical experience in Microsoft applications, with knowledge of databases or ERP systems, such as Oracle, is an advantage

Professional fluency in English, including related drafting skills. Knowledge of one or more OSCE language would be an asset

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds, gender, and political views, while remaining impartial and objective

Proven interpersonal skills

Remuneration Package

Monthly remuneration is approximately EUR 3250. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in The Netherlands. Social benefits include the possibility of participation in Cigna medical insurance.

Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE Salary Scale.

How To Apply

Appointments made to this vacancy are of a short-term temporary duration.

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under

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. Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see

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

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.

Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see

Please note that for this position the OSCE does not reimburse expenses such as travel in connection with interviews, tests, visas and relocation.

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

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