International Consultant – Preventing and Combating Corruption, Vienna At OSCE – Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Closing date: Monday, 16 October 2023


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The OCEEA is currently working on the launch of a new project to support the efforts of the Government of the Republic of Moldova and its relevant agencies to prevent and combat corruption. The project, through capacity-building, technical and legislative support, will assist relevant law enforcement agencies and government bodies to acquire necessary tools, skills and competences to prevent and investigate corruption. The project will also pay attention to corruption prevention practices in public sector through increased transparency and promotion of new digital tools.

Determined to launch the programmatic activities and achieve project’s objectives, the OCEEA is in need of establishing a professional team of experts to provide thematic expertise in the area of good economic governance, preventing and combating corruption, investigation of corruption crimes and building capacities of relevant government agencies. The team will work remotely, as well as travel to the Republic of Moldova, if requested.

Duration of Assignment:

Maximum 144 days.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The selected experts will be tasked to:

  •  conduct a comprehensive needs assessment of the existing regulatory framework and summarize its results in a comprehensive report;
  •  draft recommendations for amendments and additions to existing regulatory framework;
  •  conduct a series of trainings for relevant government agencies to investigate corruption crimes;
  •  draft interim and final reports.

Necessary Qualifications:

  •  University degree in law, administrative law or related field;
  •  A minimum of 5 years of experience in the area of good economic governance, preventing and combating corruption, investigation of corruption crimes;
  •  Excellent lecturing, communication, presentation and negotiation skills;
  •  Flexible, diplomatic and comfortable taking initiative and able to work under minimum supervision and deliver against set deadlines;
  •  Microsoft Office proficiency including Word, Excel and Power Point.
  •  Ability to establish and maintain effective work relations with people from different cultural, political, and national backgrounds;
  •  Professional knowledge of English, knowledge of Romanian will be an asset;
  •  Excellent writing skills;
  •  Previous experience with the OSCE or UN will be an asset.

Remuneration Package:

Remuneration will be based on the selected consultant’s/expert’s qualifications, experience, the tasks and deliverables for this position and in accordance with the OSCE established rates.

If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE’s online application link found under

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

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

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

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

Additional Information

  •  Issued by: OSCE Secretariat
  •  Requisition ID: SEC000300
  •  Contract Type: Special Service Agreement (SSA) / Consultant
  •  Grade: No grade
  •  Job Type: Consultant
  •  Number of posts: Multiple
  •  Location: SEC – OSCE Secretariat, Vienna
  •  Issue Date: Sep 4, 2023
  •  Closing Date: Oct 16, 2023
  •  Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First-level university degree or equivalent)
  •  Job Field: Economic & Environmental Affairs


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