ISSUED BY: OSCE Mission to Serbia
VACANCY TYPE: Local Contracted
DATE OF ISSUE: 28 October 2020
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 17 November 2020 – 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
DATE OF ENTRY ON DUTY: 1 January 2021

*The selection for this post is subject to the approval of the OSCE 2021 Unified Budget.The vacancy is open only for persons with the citizenship of or permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia.The successful candidate will receive a one-year fixed-term Letter of Appointment, which will be subject to satisfactory completion of a 6-month probationary period. The incumbent will work in the OSCE Mission to Serbia’s Democratization Department.
 Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of Senior Advisor on Human Rights and Non-Discrimination, the incumbent is responsible for providing advice and expertise for the development and implementation of the Democratization Department’s programme on youth related issues. Specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for:Developing and implementing projects and activities to support the Mission’s strategy and action plans on youth-related issues, promoting principles of tolerance and non-discrimination and other OSCE human dimension commitments, and supporting regional co-operation amongst youth and promoting participation of youth in public life;Preparing reports, analyses and briefing notes on the developments regarding youth-related issues in the host country and in the region;Advising the supervisor and the Head of Department on developments relevant for the youth and security portfolio and on progress and developments in the relevant fields of intervention;Representing the Mission and delivering presentations at conferences, meetings and other in-person and/or virtual events with the host country authorities and civil society organizations and other events on youth-related issues;Liaising and co-ordinating with OSCE structures (OSCE Chairmanship-in-Office Special Representative on Youth and Security, ODIHR, field operation) and other institutions on the OSCE’s comprehensive and cross-dimensional approach to youth and security, which applies to youth-related activities across the three dimensions, in the context of promoting stability and non-discrimination.Performs other duties as required.
 Necessary Qualifications
Citizenship of or permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia;University degree in political studies, social studies, humanities or law;Minimum two (2) years of professional-level experience on youth-related issues, preferably in an international environment;Knowledge of international commitments and best practices and domestic legislation related to youth;Established experience in project development and implementation;Knowledge of the work of international organizations, state institutions and civil society organizations on youth-related issues.Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Serbian;Holding a valid driving licence;Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft applications;Ability and willingness to work with people of different nationalities, cultural and religious backgrounds and diverse political views while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.Candidates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the OSCE core values and competencies by studying the OSCE Competency Model available at:
 Required competencies
Core valuesCommitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goalsDiversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributionsIntegrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principlesAccountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated workCore competenciesCommunication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the OrganizationCollaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environmentPlanning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured mannerAnalysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisionsInitiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projectsFlexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstancesManagerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environmentStrategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving themManaging performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
 Remuneration Package
The incumbent will receive a one-year fixed-term Letter of Appointment, which will be subject to satisfactory completion of a 6-month probationary period, and which will be renewable annually, subject to satisfactory performance and continuing need for the post.Appointments are normally made at Step 1 of the applicable salary scales.Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions, is approx. EUR 2,223.75. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.
 How To Apply
Please apply online through the OSCE website (https://jobs.osce.orgno later than 17 November 2020. Only online applications will be considered; applications received by email, post etc. will not be accepted.Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who have not been contacted by 31 December 2020 should consider there will be no follow up to their application.The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, cancel the recruitment, offer an appointment at a lower grade or offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

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