International Consultant - Roster Call for Experts – Environment

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Vienna, Austria 🇦🇹

  • Issued by: OSCE Secretariat
  • Requisition ID: SEC000159
  • Contract Type: Special Service Agreement (SSA) / Consultant
  • Grade: No grade
  • Job Type: Consultant
  • Number of posts: Unlimited
  • Location: SEC – OSCE Secretariat, Vienna
  • Issue Date: Mar 1, 2023
  • Closing Date: Mar 15, 2023
  • Target Start Date: As soon as possible


The Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities (OCEEA) works to strengthen security and stability in the OSCE region by promoting international co-operation on economic and environmental issues. In the field of Environmental Co-operation, the participating States have identified a number of threats that have significant security implications. These include, among others: Disaster Risk Reduction, Water Management, Hazardous Waste Management, and Critical Energy Infrastructure. The OCEEA has been working on assessing potential environmental risks based on these factors, including in crisis situations.

The OCEEA is also working on assessing the environmental impacts of the ongoing war in Ukraine, and developing emergency action plans for remediation. The military actions and forced relocation of millions of people within the country has led to growing and disproportionate pressure on the water sector infrastructure, deteriorating water access and quality, chemical leaks, direct destruction and deterioration of natural habitats and ecosystems, damage to critical infrastructure and growing risks of flooding in various parts of the country. These impacts pose risks to the environment, human health, and security not just in the military theatre, but particularly in transboundary areas and the neighbouring states.

Objective of Assignment: 

    To enrich its roster of experts and consultants for contractual engagement, the OCEEA calls for applications of international consultants in the fields of:
•    water quality and management specialists (particularly in conflict and post-conflict settings)
•    environmental impact assessment (particularly in conflict and post-conflict settings)
•    environmental spatial analysis 
•    international environmental law 
•    data research and analysis on environmental impacts
•    environmental remediation / rehabilitation (particularly in conflict and post-conflict settings)
•    hazardous waste management (particularly in conflict and post-conflict settings)
•    DRR specialists (particularly in conflict and post-conflict settings)
•    capacity building on environmental issues

Duration of Assignment:

The duration of the consultancies will depend on specific project/activity.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The OSCE is looking for professionals with demonstrated and in-depth expertise in different environmental issues. The tasks and responsibilities will be different and depend on the specific assignments.

Necessary Qualifications:

•    Second level degree in international relations, environmental science and sustainability issues, or other relevant fields
•    Minimum 4 years of professional or academic experience in one or more of the abovementioned areas of expertise
•    Experience and political understanding of environment-related challenges in the OSCE region
•    Excellent knowledge of English, including excellent communication and drafting skills, professional fluency in Russian and Ukrainian would be an asset
•    Excellent analytical and writing skills
•    Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities
•    Microsoft Office proficiency including Word, Excel and Power Point

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.





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development