Senior Project Officer

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator, the Senior Project Officer is responsible for the elaboration and implementation of projects in co-ordination with relevant Uzbek governmental bodies and project partners. Specifically, the Senior Project Officer will perform the following duties:

  • Managing the project portfolio of the PCUz Economic and Environmental Dimension (EED);
  • Creating an enabling environment for successful project implementation and providing managerial support thereto;
  • Representing the PCUz in general and EED in particular at meetings and events as required, including in an active role (speaker, moderator, chairperson, etc.);
  • Assessing and reporting on economic and environmental issues relating to the Mission mandate;
  • Devising, drafting (narrative and financial), developing, co-ordinating and implementing economic and environmental initiatives; liaising with donors and preparing project proposals;
  • Following on the good governance situation in Uzbekistan; facilitating and developing good governance initiatives;
  • Preparing analysis on relevant economic and environmental issues to highlight possible problems, their causes and potential consequences;
  • Liaising with international organizations and agencies on economic and environmental issues;
  • Facilitating contacts and promoting information exchange on these issues with national stakeholders, including, but not limited  to representatives of authorities, academia,  business community and NGOs;
  • Assisting in arranging OSCE regional events, regional seminars and visits to the area by OSCE delegations, as well as other events with OSCE participation;
  • Supervising at least four staff members;

Performing other duties as required

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: 

  • Work experience in the fields of economics, business development, regional planning and development or environmental development and protection;
  • Experience working with developing or transitional economies;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment during the period of active reforms;
  • Solid communication, interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Level of Professional Competence Requirements
  • Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:


  • First-level university degree in economics, political science, regional planning and development, environmental studies or related fields, or equivalent professional experience in such areas.


  • Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Mission Specific Requirements
  • Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • At least three years of professional experience in the field of economics, good governance and/or environmental development and protection;
  • Experience with project management and design, as well as the ability to produce analytical reports;
  • Good management, organization and analytical skills, with the ability to take corrective action;
  • Ability to establish contact and develop confident relations with a wide range of current and potential partners, including, but not limited to representatives of government institutions, business community, civil society, international donors;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to lead and work with a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Flexibility in leading a team working in different working modalities (home office, in-office, telecommuting, etc.);
  • Professional fluency in English, both oral and written with abilities to communicate clearly, concisely and make presentations. Fluency or working knowledge of Russian and/or Uzbek is an advantage;
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail.


  • Experience in negotiation/mediation; previous international work experience and/or experience in field missions in Central Asia/CIS country.
  • Experience in fundraising and managing good relationships with international donors.