National Consultant, Nur Sultan

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

Country: Kazakhstan

City: Astana, Kazakhstan

Office: OSCE Astana

Closing date: Monday, 26 April 2021

Issued by: OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan

Vacancy number: VNKAZC00116

Vacancy type: Experts/Consultants

Field of expertise: Economic and Environmental Affairs

Duty station: Nur-Sultan

Date of issue: 5 April 2021

Deadline for application: 26 April 2021 - 23: 59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)


Please note that this vacancy notice is not for a specific assignment but is aimed to identify

Water Resources specialists

with an in-depth knowledge of and experience in the field of water policy, legislation and regulation as well as to update the OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan roster of experts/consultants. Successful applicants will be included in the POiN roster, with the possibility of being contacted in case of an assignment, for which they possess relevant qualifications. Inclusion into the roster does not carry any commitment by the OSCE to use the services of the expert.

As part of the Office’s multi-year efforts aimed at promoting sustainable development and water governance, the OSCE Office in Nur-Sultan requires the external experts and consultants to perform a variety of short-term tasks.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Programme Office in Nur-Sultan, please see: //‘>https: //

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance and direction of the Economic and Environmental Dimension (EED) Officer, the Expert/Consultant will provide consultancy/expertise and assist in the implementation of the EED Programme projects. The OSCE is particularly interested in the applicants with substantial experience in one or several of the following thematic areas:

Development of terms of reference for research work on environmental issues and water resources;
Needs assessment of the conservation of wetlands in the river basin;
Development of training modules on water resources management.

Required qualifications:

University degree in the subject relevant to consultancy;
Minimum seven years of relevant professional experience;
Good writing and presentation skills;
Ability to work in the team, under minimum supervision or independently;
Excellent skills in written and spoken Russian or Kazakh language;
Fully computer literate;
Work experience in the government and/or non-governmental sector is an advantage;
English language skills is an advantage;
Academic or public policy publications is an advantage;
Adherence to the OSCE values and commitments;
Education abroad will be an advantage.

Remuneration Package

Remuneration will depend on the selected consultants/experts qualifications and experience and in accordance with the OSCE established rates.

This position is for residents of Kazakhstan only

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

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If you are not a national of a participating State, you must apply by submitting an offline application form which can be found under //‘>

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The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

Only those applicants 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.

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