Human Resources Officer

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: HR and Admin

  • Managing and supervising the human resources operations of the Office;
  • Ensuring the correct and consistent application of OSCE Staff Rules and Regulations as well as other common policies and procedures, reviewing requests for exceptions and developing mission-specific policies and guidelines where appropriate;
  • Providing strategic advice and guidance to mission management and staff on the full range of human resources issues;
  • Co-ordinating the job classification process and being responsible for the timely recruitment of international mission members in co-operation with the Talent Management Section in the OSCE Secretariat, as well as the recruitment of national staff , staff for short-term assignments and consultants and interns; 
  • Supervising contract and payroll administration in respect of benefits and entitlements of staff in the Office; 
  • Overseeing the administration of the Oracle-based HR Management Information System, including the maintenance of the staffing table and production of HR reports;
  • Overseeing the performance management process for all mission members and ensuring implementation of the Organization’s policies on the professional working environment, and against any form of harassment and discrimination;
  • Advising on disciplinary matters and the conflict resolution process in accordance with established policies and procedures;
  • Liaising with Staff Committee representatives and representing the Office in the work of local inter-agency bodies; 
  • Supervising two Human Resources Assistants, Senior Payroll Assistant and Recruitment and Training Assistant; 
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Fund Administration, the incumbent will carry out functions related to policy development, staff recruitment and retention, staff administration, payroll, performance management, and co-ordination of medical arid travel operations in the Office. More specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for:

General Minimum Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:

  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure 

Field of Expertise Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are: 

  • First-level university degree in human resources, personnel management, public/business administration, or related field or proven professional experience in personnel management and administration, including recruiting, contracting and entitlements administration
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Level of Professional Competence Requirements
  • Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


  • First-level university degree in a relevant field


  • Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

  • Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Experience in human resources management in national structures or with an international organization;
  • Organizational, analytical arid problem-solving skills and the ability to work under pressure when necessary;
  • Communication and inter-personal skills, coupled with the ability to take initiative;
  • Professional fluency in English and Russian, both oral and written, with the ability to write clear and coherent reports;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including spreadsheets, word processing and e-mail and Internet;
  • Ability to adjust to a mission environment;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability and willingness to work as a member of team, with people of different cultural, and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity.