National Project Officer

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Kyiv, Ukraine

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
13th December, 2020

Job Description


This post is financed from the Extra Budgetary Project (ExB) “Removal and Disposal of Chemical Hazardous Waste from Ukraine”. The post duration is until 31 December 2022 with the six months’ probation period. The post extension is subject to availability of funds.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • The incumbent works under the immediate supervision of the National Programme Manager, EEPM. The National Project Officer will supervise one Project Assistant and perform the following tasks:

Manage projects

Manage the assigned project through all steps of the project cycle, in accordance with OSCE performance-based programming and budgeting and project management standards. The cycle consists of

  •  Identification of a project
  •  Development, including preparing project proposal and budgets
  •  Implementation, including monitoring
  •  Evaluation (which then informs future project identification)

Supervise and directly conduct activities

  •  Assist in selection and oversight of consultants, implementing partners and vendors
  •  Directly manage activities, which can include working groups, seminars, trainings, study tours, publications and others
  •  Develop impact assessment plans for the project
  •  Prepare project implementation reports as required by the donor institutions

Establish and maintain good relations with partners

  •  As coordination is essential to the effectiveness of the PCU, the Project Officer shall ensure coordination of planning and conduct of projects with key partners inside and outside the OSCE
  •  Assist national stakeholders (project beneficiaries) with reporting to the MFA

Other duties as assigned.

Necessary Qualifications:

  •  University degree in Natural Sciences, Economics, or Social Sciences
  •  Minimum of two years professional experience in project management
  •  Demonstrated project management skills
  •  Demonstrated experience and understanding of relationship building and fostering co-ordination among stakeholders
  •  Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft applications
  •  Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, Ukrainian and Russian


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