The Conflict Prevention Centre (CPC) plays a key role in supporting and co-ordinating the OSCE's activities in the field, in providing analysis and policy advice to the Secretary General and the Chairperson-in-Office (CiO) in relation to field related activities and is the focal point in the Secretariat for co-ordinating and developing the OSCE's role in the politico- military dimension.
The incumbent will be a member of the Caucasus Desk. Under the direct supervision of the Senior Policy Support Officer and the general guidance of the Deputy Director for Policy Support Service, the Policy Support Officer (Caucasus Desk):
Monitors and analyses developments in the region;
Monitors the implementation of the mandates assigned to the OSCE field operations in the Caucasus region;
Follows-up to ensure timely flow of information among the field operations, the Chairperson-in-Office, the Delegations and the Secretariat;
Actively participates in the performance-based programme budgeting process for the assigned field operations including interacting with the delegations of the Advisory Committee on Management and Finance (ACMF), the Preparatory Committee, the Permanent Council and other relevant committees;
Contributes to research on selected political topics related to implementation of the mandates of assigned field operations, drafting background papers and reports, compiling briefing materials;
Attends meetings and writes summaries, notes and reports for internal distribution;
Prepares visits of the Chairperson-in-Office and senior OSCE officials to the field operation area; accompanies high-level visits to the region and drafting reports on these visits upon request;
Prepares in-house briefings, publications and other material;
In co-operation with the Programming and Evaluation Support Unit, reviews extra-budgetary project proposals from field operations to ensure that these are in line with the relevant mandate; proposing changes and further action, as necessary;
Performs other related duties, such as participating in CPC-related events.