Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Intern (The Office of The Head of Mission)

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Job Description

The OSCE Mission to Serbia seeks a local Intern to provide an opportunity to learn about the OSCE’s operations and assist the planning and implementation of the Mission’s activities in Novi Pazar and southwest Serbia. In this area, the OSCE maintains relationships with local interlocutors in the six municipalities of Novi Pazar, Novi Varos, Priboj, Prijepolje, Sjenica and Tutin, through regular meetings and attending local activities. Additionally, the Mission supports implementation of projects in the areas of democratization, rule of Law, media and security co-operation. The successful candidate will undertake an Internship up to six months in duration, subject to the requirements of service and satisfactory performance. Tasks and Responsibilities The selected intern will be located in Novi Pazar and will perform the following duties under the supervision of the Project Manager:
  1. Preparing draft reports based on office priorities;

  2. Supporting the co-ordination and preparation of local events and activities;

  3. Attending/monitoring activities of relevance to the office;

  4. Engaging with local interlocutors to support office activities;

  5. Conducting research on topics identified in line with the Mission’s priorities;

  6. Providing backstopping support to two Project Assistants, particularly focused on extra-budgetary projects, including the Legal Learning Project and Learning Local Government Project for southwest Serbia;

  7. Performing other duties as required, potentially including travel within the area of responsibility.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the selected intern may be required to work from home for the whole or part of the internship. Applicants are therefore encouraged to ensure that they have good internet connectivity and personal computer at home. Necessary Qualifications
  • Citizenship of the Republic of Serbia;

  • Applicants should be under the age of 30 on the date of the deadline of this vacancy;

  • Completed a first or advanced degree in one of the following fields: political science, security studies, International Relations, economics, sociology, psychology or other social sciences;

  • Strong analytical, research and drafting skills;

  • Ability to multi-task and demonstrate initiative;

  • Professional fluency in English and Serbian;

  • Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft packages;

  • Ability and willingness to work with people of different nationalities, cultural and religious backgrounds and diverse political views while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;

  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, as well as the ability to integrate a Gender Perspective into tasks and activities.

Candidates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the OSCE core values and competencies by studying the OSCE Competency Model available at: Required competencies 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

Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
  • Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances

  • 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

Remuneration Package The incumbent will undertake an internship in the duration of three months, with the possibility of extension for another and final three months. The envisaged commencement date will be in January 2021. The OSCE is not in a position to pay any remuneration or cover expenses incurred by the intern. However, some compensation towards the cost of living may be offered to an intern who does not have registered permanent residence in Novi Pazar, which will be the place of assignment. In addition, the OSCE will cover the costs of any official travel undertaken during the internship. Interns must provide evidence of health insurance coverage which is valid for Serbia, otherwise they shall be obliged to join the OSCE group health insurance for the period of their internship, in which case they shall pay the corresponding premium in full (EUR 34.12/month). The OSCE shall bear the premium costs of group life and accident/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, no later than 14 December 2020. Please mention your availability regarding the start date in the cover letter. Only online applications will be considered; applications received by email, post etc. will not be accepted. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who have not been contacted by 25 December 2020 should consider there will be no follow up to their application. The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, cancel the recruitment, or offer an internship with modified terms of reference or a different duration. The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process. Contact Tel. No: 011-3606 100, ext.: 4133, 4127, 4130, 4153 (Human Resources Office). Participation in the Internship Programme does not constitute a commitment to future employment with the OSCE
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