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OSCE seeks Intern FSC Support Section (m/f)

Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe Internship  Wien, Wien, Österreich 30 Okt 2015

Job Description

The Forum for Security Co-operation (FSC) is mandated to deal with a wide range of politico-military issues ranging from traditional security between and within states, to addressing transnational threats such as the trafficking of weapons. Its main tasks include regular consultations and intensive co-operation on military security matters; negotiations on confidence and security building measures; further reduction of the risks of conflict, and implementing agreed measures. The Forum also develops norms and provides practical assistance to address the proliferation of illicit small arms and light weapons; deals with non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; and oversees the regular contact, co-operation, and sharing of military information among the participating States.

The FSC Support Section within the Conflict Prevention Centre at the OSCE Secretariat supports the work of the FSC by providing technical support and expertise. In this respect the Section supports the participating States to fulfill their commitments under the OSCE Documents on SALW and Stockpiles of Conventional Ammunition through the development and implementation of projects for legislative support, capacity building and technical assistance, prepares reports and overview on military information exchanged by participating States, promotes the implementation of agreed FSC commitments, and supports delegations in related matters.

OSCE seeks

Intern FSC Support Section (m/f)

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

Tasks and Responsibilities

The FSC Support Section is looking for an internship candidate to join the Section on 04 January 2016. The Intern will work with the Project Support Officer and the Assistance Project Support Officer and will be tasked with the duties outlined below.

  • Contributing to the development of analytics platform(s) that will result in easier and faster ways to discover relevant patterns and insights in data;
  • Providing advice on the selections of tools for free-form interactive exploration with focus on interactivity and exploration; user experience; information visualizations; and search-based data discovery, and develops pilot projects;
  • Providing advice on the selection of tools for analytic dashboards and content with focus on creation of highly interactive dashboards and content with visual exploration and embedded geospatial analytics to be consumed by others, and develops pilot projects;
  • Providing research for the deployment of smart data discovery tools.

Necessary Qualifications

  • Applicants should be under the age of 30 on the date of the deadline of this vacancy notice 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 statistics or related subject;
  • Professional fluency in English and very good communication skills;
  • Strong analytical, research and drafting skills;
  • Good organizational skills with ability to process and classify information quickly and efficiently;
  • Excellent IT knowledge, familiarity with analytics methodologies and tools;
  • 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. Apply before November 16, 2015.

Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see

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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