Programme Assistant 03.05.2018

  • Added Date: Sunday, 15 April 2018
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 03 May 2018

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OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan
Local Contracted
General Staff / Monitoring Functions
5 April 2018
3 May 2018 - 23:59 Central European Time (CET)
General Minimum Requirements
Appointment is normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale. At the discretion of the appointing authority a higher step may be approved up to a maximum of step 3 subject to specific conditions.
Field of Expertise Requirements
Level of Professional Competence Requirements
The incumbent is assigned to the Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan (PCUz) Economic and Environmental Dimension (EED) to provide secretarial, administrative and programmatic assistance to the dimension. The Unit consists of four staff: the incumbent and one other Programme Assistant, the National Economic and Environmental Officer and the Senior Project Officer.
Mission Specific Requirements

Under the direct guidance and supervision of Senior Project Officer, the incumbent performs the following duties:

1. Research and Analysis Functions • Undertakes researches for information on ongoing issues in Uzbekistan in the area of the economic and ecological development from all available sources, including media monitoring, contracting relevant bodies to identify information relevant for all and follows relevant issues on a daily basis; • Communicates and co-ordinates internally, in all matters related to the EED, with all PCUz units and, as requested by the supervisor, externally with NGOs, local and central governmental institutions, international organizations and relevant OSCE Secretariat Units. 2. Project Management Functions and Reporting • Receives project proposals, advises implementing partners, streamlines proposals and assists the Senior Project Officer in developing an integrated strategy for PCUz EED projects, planning, implementation and reporting; • The incumbent evaluates project proposals submitted to the PCUz on EED issues, identifies strengths and weaknesses, and provides the Senior Project Officer with recommendation on which proposal fall within the EED programmes and should be considered for funding. The incumbent works with potential implementing partners on work plans, budgets and timelines, translating documents not submitted in English; • The incumbent monitors the implementation of projects, through regular visits, review of financial and programmatic reports and project deliverables. He/she produces project evaluation reports and provides implementing partners with suggestions on how to improve performance. He/she provides assistance to implementing partners in project management and financial planning through meetings and in writing. • On behalf of the EED, the incumbent attends seminars, meeting and conferences, issues and report on conclusion reached and recommendation made, if requested by the supervisor.

3. Administrative/Secretariat functions • Assists in organizing official visits and conferences; compiles background material and drafts information for seminars and conferences; drafts as required correspondence, reports, evaluations, analyses and justifications, which may be of a confidential nature within the assigned area of responsibility; • Proactively co-ordinates with relevant PCUz units (in particular with FAU) and renders administrative support, such as raising PRs, travel arrangements for EED colleagues as well as for project partners, ensure the availability of office supplies, arranges for the procurement of office and project materials needed; • Makes appointments for the supervisor and maintains his/her calendar, arranges meetings; receives visitors, places and screens telephone calls and responds to routine requests for information; maintains a follow-up system on responses due, reminds the supervisor orally and in writing of the observance of deadlines; keeps the supervisor informed of any foreseen difficulties. • Maintains and updates files of reports, correspondence and other relevant material; keeps record of reports received; classifies and codes materials being filed. • Performs interpretation and translation from and to Uzbek, Russian and English as directed by the Senior Project Officer.

4. Performs other duties as assigned.

Tasks and Responsibilities
• Secondary education supplemented by formal training in administration, accounting, project management • Minimum 4 years of working experience in project management or programme implementation, preferably in an international environment with some experience in reporting, interpreting and translation • Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft packages • Good written and oral communication skills in Uzbek, English and Russian languages • Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds.

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under by 03 May 2018

Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The position is open for the Uzbekistan citizens only. No consideration will be given to the late applications.

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.

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.

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

This vacancy is archived.

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