The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. It therefore addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis.
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 Conflict Prevention Centre (CPC) plays a key role in supporting and co-ordinating the OSCE’s activities in the field, in providing analysis and policy advice to the Secretary General and the Chairmanship; in leading work on all aspects of the conflict cycle, and supporting the various formats dealing with protracted conflicts. The CPC also serves as the focal point in the Secretariat for co-ordinating and developing the OSCE’s role in the politico-military dimension.
The Programming and Evaluation Support Unit (PESU) assists the Secretary General and the Chairmanship in the implementation of the Organization’s Project Management framework and standards, in line with the Common Regulatory Management System (CRMS) and with the recognized international standards. It is the primary point of contact for the Chairmanship and participating States’ delegations on programmatic and project management matters in relation to the Unified Budget (UB) process, as well as the Extra-budgetary contributions. PESU advises senior management and field operations on implementation of programme and project management as well as Performance-Based Programme Budgeting (PBPB) and co-ordinates all related training and coaching activities (i.e. strategic planning, programme management, project management) undertaken by the Unit across the Organization.
Under the direct supervision of the Director of Conflict Prevention Centre, the Chief, Programming and Evaluation Support Unit (C/PESU) assists the Secretary General and the Chairmanship in the implementation of the Organization’s Results-Based Management framework and policy development, in line with the CRMS and with the recognized international standards. The C/PESU is the primary point of contact for the Chairmanship and for participating States’ delegations on programmatic matters in relation to the Unified Budget process. With reference to Extra-budgetary contributions, C/PESU is responsible for implementation of the tasks assigned to CPC and for programmatic aspects related to donor relations. C/PESU guides and manages the Unit, advises senior management in field operations on implementation of Performance-Based Programme Budgeting and co-ordinates all related training and coaching activities (i.e. strategic planning, evaluation, programme management, project management) undertaken by the Unit across the Organization.
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Monthly remuneration is approximately EUR 7,667, depending on post adjustment and family status. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Austria. Social benefits will include possibility of participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System.
Please note that appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.
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