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1 OSCE Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe A Comprehensive Approach to International Security Madrid, 30 May 2014 Jens Behrendt Marta Fernandez de Mazarambroz

2 What is the OSCE? Economist: a talking shop with some do-gooding bits attached Reuters: Europe's main democracy watchdog AP: a key trans-atlantic security organization 2

3 What is the OSCE? With 57 participating States in North America, Europe and Asia, the OSCE is the world s largest regional security organization, working to ensure peace, democracy and stability for more than a billion people. +11 Partners for Co-operation 3

4 Where do we come from? Traces its origins to the Helsinki Final Act and the creation of the CSCE (1975) Therefore, a multilateral forum for dialogue between East and West during the Cold War 1990: Charter of Paris for a New Europe and the CSCEs first permanent structures: Secretariat, Institutions and first field missions 1994 renamed OSCE 4

5 What is characteristic of the OSCE? Consensus Decision-making Status Governance Summit Heads of State Ministerial Council Annual Meeting Foreign Ministers Permanent Council Political consultation and decision-making Chairman-in-office (CiO) Forum for Security Co-operation Regular body for arms control Secretariat 16 Field Operations Institutions (ODIHR, HCNM, FoM) 5

6 Where are we? mission IR IS Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine P E UK F NW Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine Secretariat FoM HCNM B NL CH Bosnia and Herzegovina I DK D Montenegro L A SL CZ CR SD BH SK MON PL H ALB FI SER ES LV RO FYROM GRE LI Institutions BL BUL MO ODIHR UKR RUS The Conflict in the Area Dealt by the OSCE Minsk Conference TUR GEO Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan AR Yerevan Moldova Field Operations AZ Baku Bishkek KAZ TKM UZB Ashgabad Astana KGZ TAD Tajikistan Kosovo Albania Skopje Serbia

7 What is comprehensive security? 1 st Dimension 2 nd Dimension Anti-Terrorism Unit (ATU) Border security Amunition destruction, etc. Good Governance Waste & environmental crime Border crossing facilitation Migration Management 3 rd Dimension Human trafficking Gender section Minority rights, etc. OSCE 7

8 Conflict Prevention Centre Conflict prevention remains the backbone of our Organization s work Early warning providing advice Adam Kobieracki Director of the Conflict Prevention Centre Conflict prevention - preventing conflict from emerging Conflict management - working on de-escalation Post-conflict rehabilitation - promoting democracy 8

9 Office for Democratic Institutions & Human Rights Promote democratic elections Democratization activities Support civil society and RoL Monitor human dimension commitments Contact point for Roma and Sinti issues Amb. Janez Lenarčič 9

10 High Commissioner on National Minorities Impartial third party Astrid Thors Can meet with all parties Negotiates at highest level Uses silent diplomacy Not an ombudsperson 10

11 Representative on Freedom of the Media Amb. Dunja Mijatović Assist media to develop Free, independent and pluralistic Advocate and promote Full compliance with commitments Project work with media NGOs 11

12 What are our principles in recruitment? Competitive, fair & transparent Geographical balance Gender balance Generational balance 13

13 What do we expect from staff? University education Multi-year work experience Technical expertise Language skills Communication & drafting skills Analytical/managerial skills Inter-personal/cross-cultural skills Professional posture, integrity 14

14 Recruitment - Whom are we looking for? Human Rights Democratization Economic and Environmental Affairs Education Administration and Support Military Affairs Rule of Law Elections Media Affairs Political Affairs General Staff/Monitoring functions Civilian Police 15

15 What jobs do we have? Human Rights Officer Legal Systems Monitor Democratization Officer Policy Support Officer Economic and Environmental Officer Auditor Advisor on Anti-Trafficking Issues Media Monitor 16

16 Azerbaijan: Oil Spill Preparedness 17

17 Kosovo: Police Training on Bomb Investigations 18

18 Serbia: Ethnic Minority Recruits for Police Academy 19

19 Ukraine: Melange Rocket Fuel Destruction 20

20 Serbia: Small Arms Destruction (2009) 21

21 Kosovo: Monitoring Elections (February 2014) 22

22 Georgia: Wild Fire Management Exercise 23

23 Kosovo: Good Governance (Right to Know Day) 24

24 Serbia: Legislative Reforms/Parliamentary Oversight 25

25 Moldova: Transdniestra Conflict 26

26 Uzbekistan: Aral Sea Protection Projects 27

27 Kazakhstan: Mission Travel 28

28 How do we employ? International Contracted Staff > Professional Staff (P-1, 2, 3, 4, 5) (D-1,2) > General Services Staff (international staff) NON-CAREER ORGANIZATION National Contracted Staff > Professional Staff (NP-1, 2, 3) > General Services Staff (national staff) Seconded (international) Staff > Staff members > Mission members (S-1, 2, 3, 4; Hom/DHoM) Consultants (all nationalities) Junior Professional Officers, Internships 29

29 Who works for the OSCE? International contracted staff (260) Seconded staff (450) National professional staff (370) Local general service staff (1,500) Temporary staff (80) Consultants (> 3,500) Junior Professional Officer programme (12 p.a.) Internship programme (> 100 p.a) 80% in the field 60% in SE Europe 20% Secondees 10% International Contracted 30

30 How do we recruit? Vacancy notice Long-listing Short-listing Interview & test Selection -> offer -> appointment 31

31 How does it work for secondments? irecruitment -> vacancy notice Nomination: your government Screening -> interview/test Selection -> offer -> assignment 90% of all international staff in field operations are seconded 32

32 What should you be prepared for? Length of recruitment process (3 months) Competency-based interview Written technical test Tailoring applications to each vacancy 33

33 Junior Professional Officer Programme What do we offer: 3 months Secretariat 6 months Field Operation Annually 2 slots: October: paid by OSCE April: paid by your Government Organizational insight Practical work experience What do we require: Completed degree Under 30 Excellent English skills Some experience (asset) Nomination through your Government 34

34 Internship Programme What do we offer: 2 to 6 months internship 400 to 600 euros (monthly) Organizational insight Practical work experience What do we require: Final year / recent graduates Under 30 Excellent English skills Direct application Some experience (asset) 35

35 Where to apply - our official Website 36

36 How are we already using Social Media? Linkedin OSCE Company Page Managed jointly by DHR/Recruitment & PPIS, 15,000+ followers and a 40% growth in

37 How are we already using Social @OSCEBiH 38

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