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The OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek (POiB) assists the host Government with the implementation of OSCE commitments and relevant international obligations and standards. The Executive Unit works within the Office of Head of Mission at the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek (POiB). The Executive Unit is primarily responsible for the effective directing and managing office operations and management of day-to-day activities for the entire office as well as Archival and Records Management operations. 

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The selected intern will have the opportunity to gain an overview of and familiarize themselves with the broader POiB mandate and the professional area of Archives and Records Management. Under the overall supervision of the Acting National Executive Officer and the Archives Assistant, the intern will be required to carry out the following duties:

  1. Assist in the preparation and collection of data for the File Plan and Retention Schedule (inventory of record/document types);
  2. Assist in cleaning up, destroying, rearranging, or moving archival records;
  3. Assist in distributing incoming and outgoing correspondence and emails;
  4. Assist in the creation or updating of the electronic archival database, including entering metadata for folders and boxes;
  5. Perform other work-related duties within the Executive Unit as required by the supervisor.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek, please visit: https://www.osce.org/programme-office-in-bishkek. We also recommend you to visit https://jobs.osce.org/internships, where you can find a video created by former interns and recently presented webinar.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Be at least 19 years old and have completed two years of full-time studies from an accredited institution or have completed a first or advanced degree in a field relevant to the OSCE’s mandate no longer than two years ago by the date of the deadline of the vacancy notice;
  • Studies in an academic field related to the OSCE portfolio;
  • Fluency in English and Russian with good communication skills;
  • Knowledge of Kyrgyz language is highly desirable;
  • Good organizational skills with ability to process and classify written information quickly and efficiently;
  • Good typing skills and overall familiarity with Microsoft Office applications;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people from different national and cultural backgrounds, whilst maintaining impartiality and objectivity.

 Remuneration Package:

The OSCE is not in a position to pay any remuneration or cover any expenses incurred by the intern during his/her stay nor reimburse travel expenses.

The selected intern may participate in the group health insurance scheme at his/her own expense, but the OSCE will cover life and accident/disability insurance. If the intern opts to arrange his/her own medical coverage, he/she shall provide evidence of medical coverage for the duty station he/she applies to, and for any eventual duty trip destinations.

The internship does not constitute a commitment to future employment with the OSCE

If you meet the above requirements and wish to apply for this internship opportunity, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under https://vacancies.osce.org/. Please mention your availability dates in the cover letter.

Only those candidates who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.

Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see https://www.osce.org/participating-states.

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, or offer an internship with modified terms of reference or a different duration. 

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.

Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/our-competency-model.

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.

Additional Information
  • Issued by: OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek
  • Requisition ID: KYR000207
  • Contract Type: Intern
  • Grade: No grade
  • Job Type: Intern
  • Number of posts: 1
  • Location: KYR – OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek, Bishkek
  • Issue Date: Jun 25, 2024
  • Closing Date: Jul 9, 2024
  • Employee Status: Short-Term
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Education Level: High School Diploma / (GED)
  • Target Start Date: As soon as possible

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