Analysis and Co-ordination Officer (P3), OSCE Secretariat, Vienna

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

Country: Austria

City: Vienna

Office: OSCE Vienna

Closing date: Monday, 20 December 2021


The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. It therefore addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis.

The OSCE Secretariat in Vienna assists the Chairmanship in its activities, and provides operational and administrative support to the field operations, and, as appropriate, to other institutions.

The Transnational Threats Department (TNTD), as part of the OSCE Secretariat in Vienna, Austria, plays a key role as the focal point of OSCE-wide programmatic activities aiming at countering transnational threats and ensuring co-ordination and coherence of action across all three OSCE dimensions, among all executive structures while respecting their mandates.

The TNTD comprises the Co-ordination Cell (CC), the Strategic Police Matters Unit (SPMU), the Action against Terrorism Unit (ATU) and the Border Security and Management Unit (BSMU).

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The post of Analysis and Co-ordination Officer is part of TNTD’s Co-ordination Cell, under the direct supervision of the Co-ordinator of Activities to Address Transnational Threats. The incumbent, in close co-operation with the Policy and Co-ordination Officer and the Senior Programme Assistant, will assists the Co-ordinator in leading the work of the Department. More specifically, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

Ensuring co-ordinated programmatic action and coherent information delivered by the Department, leading the research and analytical work to increase knowledge and understanding of TNT-related issues, in order to support policy and operational decisions;
Providing and/or co-ordinating with the TNTD Units analysis on developments and new trends related to transnational threats within or outside the OSCE;
Providing expertise, advice and support to TNTD-wide and cross-Units initiatives and projects, identifying opportunities for increased synergies and new actions on the basis of thorough analysis;
Drafting TNTD policy papers, speeches and other documents as instructed by the Co-ordinator;
Managing and co-ordinating all activities related to collecting, collating and disseminating information on the implementation of all OSCE TNT-related activities, programmes of assistance and associated pertinent issues;
Being responsible for the information and knowledge management of the OSCE online websites and systems with regard to the information related to transnational threats and security (e.g. POLIS);
Performing other related duties as assigned.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Secretariat, please see

Necessary Qualifications:

First-level university degree in international relations, political science, law, social sciences, or related field;
A minimum of six years of relevant, progressively responsible professional experience, including some experience in policy development and co-ordination, at national and international levels;
Experience in research and analysis at national and international level, preferably with experience in academia or think tanks;
Experience in speech writing and in project management;
Professional fluency in English with excellent communication (both oral and written) skills; knowledge of other OSCE official languages is an asset;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities; czl2IMe Dh7qKS

Ability and willingness to work as a member of team, with people of different cultural, and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
Computer literate with practical experience using Microsoft applications.

Remuneration Package:

Monthly remuneration is approximately EUR 6,480, depending on post adjustment and family status. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Austria. Social benefits will include possibility of participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System.

Please note that appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.

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/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.

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

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

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

The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation, therefore the maximum period of service in this post is 7 years.

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

Additional Information

Issued by: OSCE Secretariat

Requisition ID: ADD00000G

Contract Type: Fixed-Term

Grade: P3

Job Level: Professional

Job Type: Contracted

Number of posts: 1

Location: OSCE Secretariat, Vienna

Posting Date: Nov 22, 2021

Closing Date: Dec 20, 2021

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First-level university degree or equivalent)

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