Job Description

  The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe is involved in a wide range of activities, ranging from counter-terrorism and border management projects to supporting cross-border markets and free economic zones, human rights, media development, and legal reform initiatives.   Tasks and ResponsibilitiesThe Training Assistant will work under the Extra-Budgetary Project of “Stabilisation of Tajikistan’s southern border region with Afghanistan”. This is a general support role supervised by the National Training Officer and if you are selected as the Training Assistant, you will perform the following duties:
  1. Supporting the National Training Officer in developing and translating customized training courses and related training materials for the Tajik Border Troops and Afghan Border Force on the following topics: - Sustaining Field Operational Capacities; - Survival Swimming and Small Boat Operations; - Operational Planning.

  2. Supporting the National Training Officer in organizing all aspects of the training courses on Sustaining Field Operational Capacities, Survival Swimming and Small Boat Operations, and Operational Planning, in close co-operation with the Tajik Border Troops;

  3. Providing translation/interpretation to the staff and students as requested;

  4. Working closely with the driver and the POiD’s Fund Administration Unit to ensure all course materials and equipment are prepared and delivered to the training sites in a timely manner;

  5. Maintaining and servicing training equipment;

  6. Administering the relevant national and international trainers for the courses;

  7. Supporting the National Training Officer in the evaluation of courses and analysis of participants feedback, and keeping a log of student’s files and performance during the courses;

  8. Supporting the National Training Officer in the drafting of regular input to donor and monthly activity reporting;

  9. Performing any other tasks as assigned.

Please note that this is an extra-budgetary post and initial appointment will be for one year. Further extension of the post is subject to availability of Extra-Budgetary funds. For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe, please see: Necessary Qualifications   
  • Completion of secondary education supplemented by formal training in languages or administrative work;

  • A minimum of four years of progressively responsible experience with translation/interpretation work or tuition to adults and administrative duties. Support with the administration and translation of training courses highly desirable;

  • Computer literacy, with practical experience in using Microsoft Office applications;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, and Russian in addition to local languages;

  • Ability to work with people of different nationalities, religions and cultural backgrounds;

  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities.

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

  • 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

Remuneration Package Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions, is 751.50 EUR. Social benefits will include participation in the medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund.   How To ApplyIf you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED, offline applications received by email, post etc. will not be accepted. Please note that the vacancy is open for competition only amongst nationals of Tajikistan. The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration. The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the organization.
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