Senior Secretary to Head of Human Dimension Department (G5)

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

Country: Tajikistan

City: Dushanbe

Office: OSCE Office in Tajikistan

Closing date: Tuesday, 14 March 2023


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:

Under the overall supervision of the Head, Human Dimension Department, the successful candidate will be tasked with the following duties:

Assisting the Head of Human Dimension Department and Project Managers in the Human Dimension in the programme planning, monitoring and implementation of the Human Dimension programme and projects;
Acting as interpreter from Russian and Tajik into English when asked for the Head of the Human Dimension;
Drafting minutes and transcripts of sectoral meetings, seminars, workshops, interviews, and focus groups as determined by supervisor;
Drafting contributions to activity, background and research reports;
Attending relevant meetings, relevant thematic working groups, roundtables, workshops, conferences and other events; liaising with permanent working groups; preparing relevant records on the events attended (including memos for the file and minutes of the meetings where the Office is the organizing party);
Carrying out administrative work of activities connected to policies and direction;
Preparing meetings of the Head, Human Dimension Department, maintaining and establishing contacts with the local authorities, Central, Regional and Local Election Commissions, universities, research institutions and NGOs, as well as with the government at mid-level(deputy heads of departments, heads of sections);
Assisting in cooperating with international organizations and institutions;
Assisting individual Human Dimension projects when asked by supervisor;
Organizing data and information, preparing and maintaining records and documents.

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

Necessary Qualifications:

Completion of university education supplemented by higher education courses in linguistics, public administration, law, political or social sciences, journalism or gender studies;
Minimum four years of relevant working experience managing an Office;
Analytical skills (ability to contribute to background reports, minutes drafting);
Excellent communication skills and organizational skills;
Knowledge of international election and democracy standards as well as the legal system and election laws of the Republic of Tajikistan;
Computer literate with practical experience in Window and Microsoft applications;
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, Russian, and Tajik languages;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
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.

Remuneration Package:

Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions, is 754.00 EUR. Social benefits will include participation in the medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.

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

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.

Additional Information

Issued by: OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe

Requisition ID: TAJ000038

Contract Type: Local Contracted

Grade: G5

Job Level: General Services

Job Type: Contracted

Number of posts: 1

Location: TAJ - OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe, Dushanbe

Issue Date: Feb 20, 2023

Closing Date: Mar 14, 2023

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Schedule: Full-time

Job Field: General Administration

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