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OSCE is looking for Consultant on Results Based Management (m/w)

OSCE 5<y Senior Level  Wien, Wien, Österreich 12 Jan 2016

Job Description

The OSCE Secretariat in Vienna is looking for a

Consultant on Results Based Management (m/w)

Please note that this is a consultancy assignment of 10 working days duration within the period February 2016 to April 2016. The consultant will be required to work from home with the ability to travel to Vienna if necessary. 

The OSCE supports participating States (pS) in fulfilling their commitments under the OSCE Documents on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and Stockpiles of Conventional Ammunition (SCA) through the assistance mechanism set up under these instruments.  As a result, the OSCE has developed over the years a number of projects addressing various needs identified by the pS, including disposal of SALW and ammunition, assistance for record-keeping of SALW and ammunition; support for physical security of SALW and ammunition storages, etc. The projects were developed and implemented both by the OSCE Secretariat and the OSCE field missions.

In order to increase the accountability towards pS and donors, to provide better measurement and verification tools, and to support the harmonization of project implementation practices within the OSCE, there is a need to develop objectives, outputs and performance indicators, which will be applicable to the OSCE projects under the Documents on SALW and SCA.

Core values

  • Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
  • Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
  • Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
  • Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work

Core competencies

  • Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
  • Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
  • Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
  • Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
  • Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
  • Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances

Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)

  • Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
  • Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
  • Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities

Tasks and Responsibilities

The expert will work under the supervision of the Project Support Officer at the FSC Support Section in the OSCE Conflict Prevention Centre. The goal of the assignment is to develop objectives/outputs and performs indicators applicable to projects within the scope of the OSCE Documents on SALW and SCA. The purpose is to provide pS, donors and project managers with tools to effectively monitor and measure the implementation of the projects.

The consultant will be tasked to provide the following deliverables:

1. Guidelines on the use of objectives and associated indicators, which are relevant to projects under the OSCE Documents on SALW and SCA. The examples should refer to all areas of assistance under both OSCE Documents, including but not limited to: manufacture, proper marking of small arms, accurate sustained record keeping, export control criteria, exchange of information and transparency about transfers of small arms through effective national export and import documentation and procedures, stockpile management, stockpile security, risk assessment of conventional ammunition, explosive material and detonating devices in surplus. Capacity building activities are not part of this assignment.

2. Guidelines on the use of outputs and related performance indicators, which are relevant to projects under the OSCE Documents on SALW and SCA. Capacity building activities are not part of this assignment.

Necessary Qualifications

  • Master degree in sociology, business, education, international relations, law or any other relevant field;
  • A minimum of ten years of relevant experience in result based management, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation.;
  • Experience in project evaluation, preferably those that are related to the field of weapons and ammunition, is desirable;
  • Demonstrated ability to assess complex situations in order to succinctly and clearly distil critical issues;
  • Must be a self-starter and be able to work independently with excellent demonstrated teamwork, co-ordination and facilitation skills
  • Analytical, research, reporting, communication, documentation and presentation skills;
  • Professional fluency in written and spoken English; knowledge of other OSCE working languages would be an asset;
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a deadline driven environment
  •  Computer literate with ability to operate Windows applications;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.

Remuneration Package

Remuneration will depend on the selected consultant’s qualifications and experience and be in accordance with OSCE established rates.

How to Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under The deadline for all applications is the 8th of February 2016. 

The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

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