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OSCE is offering Internship at Conflict Prevention Centre (m/w)

OSCE Internship  Wien, Wien, Österreich 12 Jan 2016

Job Description

OSCE is looking for an

Intern with Operations Service Situation/Communications Room (m/w)

at the Conflict Prevention Centre in Vienna.

The Conflict Prevention Centre (CPC) plays a key role in supporting the OSCE’s activities in the field and is the focal point in the Secretariat for co-ordinating and developing the OSCE’s role in the politico-military dimension. In particular, the CPC is responsible for supporting the Chairperson-in-Office and the Secretary General in implementing OSCE tasks in the areas of early warning, conflict prevention, crisis management and post conflict rehabilitation.

Within the CPC, the Operations Service maintains a 24/7 Situation/Communications Room (SitRoom) which acts as a flexible emergency and crisis management support, serving as a vital link in the security chain between the Secretariat and the field operations. With a team consisting of 8 members (1 Chief, 1 Deputy Chief and 6 Duty Officers), the SitRoom carries out 24/7 open source monitoring of events affecting security and stability in the countries of deployment of OSCE field operations and other interest areas, acts as a focal point in times of crisis, and provides assistance in cases of emergency medical evacuations.

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

  • Providing support to the team of Duty Officers;
  • Monitoring events affecting security and stability in the OSCE area, via media and other publicly available resources;
  • Compiling briefings and compendiums covering the most significant developments related to the scope and policy objectives of the OSCE, as well as special events occurring in the OSCE area of activity;
  • Carrying out other duties as assigned by the Chief of the SitRoom;

Necessary Qualifications

  • Applicants should be under the age of 30 and from an OSCE participating State;
  • Students in the final year of higher education (university or other accredited institution) at graduate or postgraduate level, i.e. within one year of graduation, or recent graduates or postgraduates, with a background in political sciences, international relations, journalism, defence/security studies or related subject;
  • Some work experience in the field of international relations, security and research would be an asset;
  • Professional fluency in English, including excellent drafting skills; knowledge of other OSCE working languages, especially Russian, would be an asset;
  • Strong research and drafting skills;
  • Good organizational skills with ability to process and classify information quickly and efficiently;
  • Excellent IT knowledge, familiarity with Microsoft Office and Internet applications;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people from different national and cultural backgrounds, whilst maintaining impartiality and objectivity.

Remuneration Package

The OSCE is not in a position to pay any remuneration or cover any expenses incurred by the intern during his/her stay in Vienna nor reimburse travel expenses.  However, interns selected who are non-residents of Vienna may be eligible for some compensation towards their living costs in Vienna.

The internship lasts three (3) months and does not constitute a commitment to future employment with the OSCE.

The selected intern will participate in the group health insurance scheme at his/her own expense but the OSCE will cover life and disability insurance.

How To Apply

If you meet the above requirements and wish to apply for this internship opportunity, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under . Please mention your availability dates in the cover letter. The closing date for applications is the January 28th 2016. 

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, or offer an internship with modified terms of reference or a different duration.

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

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