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Posting Title:Economic Affairs Officer
Job Location: Vienna, Austria
Skill Required: Project/ Programme Management,
Preferred Experience: Above 6 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 07th Sep, 2022

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Job Description:

Economic Affairs Officer are Monitors economic developments in a defined area and identifies recurrent and emerging issues of concern to the United Nations and the Arab Member States.

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 Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities (OCEEA) deals with economic and environmental issues, operating under the premise that promoting economic prosperity and cooperation on environmental problems can contribute to international security and stability. The OSCE’s role is twofold: a) to monitor economic and environmental developments among participating States, and alert them to any threat of instability, and b) to facilitate the formulation of economic and environmental policies and initiatives among participating States, to promote security. The Office currently comprises 22 staff members.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Senior Economic Officer, as Economic Affairs Officer, you will perform the following functions:

»Supporting and co-ordinating OSCE activities in relation to the economic dimension of security, particularly in the areas of migration management, human capital development, and economic and business development including gender aspects;

»Analysing national and international trends, relevant policies and programs in these areas to identify priorities, develop and implement regional activities and projects in the areas of labor migration management and economic and business development;

»Developing budget proposals, monitoring expenditures in relation to activities, and preparing project reports;

»Assisting participating States and OSCE field operations in developing national activities that promote and support capacity building in labor migration management;

»Organizing meetings, technical seminars, and conferences in these areas to support information sharing, good practice dissemination and exchange of lessons learned; handling technical and logistical arrangements, partner coordination, drafting of agendas, briefs, speeches and meeting reports, and compiling background information and presentations;

»Preparing briefing papers and reports, and drafting speeches and statements to be delivered by the senior management, the Secretary-General, and representatives of the Chairmanship-in-Office on these issues and other relevant areas as required;

»Assisting in preparing annual reports, action plans, information sheets, and public communications related to these activities;

»Assisting in fundraising from delegations, international organizations, or other donors and preparing the necessary internal submissions for funding arrangement; reporting on the disbursement of the funds;

»Developing and maintaining contacts with the OSCE delegations and the OSCE Partners for Co-operation, with OSCE Institutions and departments and field operations in order to draw upon their expertise; providing advice, identifying partners, avoiding overlap and ensuring cooperation and coordination;

»Establishing and maintaining working relations with partners from other international organizations, sub-regional initiatives, NGOs and business groupings for implementation of joint activities, information sharing and avoidance of duplication.

»Providing inputs to the Economic and Environmental Forum process and to its follow-up activities;

»Performing other related duties as required.

Necessary Qualifications:

»First-level university degree in economics and/or business administration, international relations, political science, or international law, with a focus on migration management and/or human capital development issues;

»A minimum of six years of professional experience, with significant experience at the international level;

»Work experience in project development and management;

»Understanding of and experience in security-related economic governance issues, in particular, regional economic co-operation, migration management, and human capital development issues;

»Experience in carrying out analysis and conceptualization;

»Professional fluency in English, with excellent written and oral communication skills;

»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 the 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.

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


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