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Implementation Support Officer (P-3)

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The International Cooperation and Assistance Division serves as international provider and platform for providing specialised and technical assistance in support of States Parties efforts to meet their obligations under the Convention through a portfolio of wide range of programmes and projects. These capacity building programmes are aimed at contributing to build and enhance States Parties capacity to fostering the use of chemistry for peaceful purposes for the economic and technological development of the States Parties; facilitating the national implementation and responding and dealing with threats involving toxic chemicals.


General Information

  • Contract Type
    Fixed-term Professional
  • Grade
  • Total Salary (including post adjustment)
    USD 92,807
  • Closing Date


Job Summary

The post holder will work across the Implementation Support Branch. The branch is specifically responsible for the coordination of efforts between the Technical Secretariat and National Authorities as they seek to implement the Chemical Weapons Convention by providing support to State Parties in relevant efforts.

Main Responsibilities

The applicant will provide technical and administrative support in capacity building activities, including through remote/virtual means, and identifying and analysing needs and issues, developing suitable strategic approaches and implementing them in an international context.


This role involves planning, coordinating and implementing programme/project management cycles. You will also work closely with representatives of States Parties and other external partners to identify needs and gaps in the national implementation that require assistance, including through:

  • building and/or strengthening of national capacities;
  • outreach and engagement support

Another task of yours will be to be an evaluator and assess programmatic outputs and key achievements against agreed annual or biannual plans. The successful candidate ensures that relevant training, education and outreach activities are adequately addressed. In addition, this tole requires drafting of relevant correspondence, briefing notes, analytical and assessment reports in support or on behalf of the Head of the Branch.


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Qualifications and Experience


You should have an advanced university degree in Political Sciences, International Relations, Economics, Law or related area. A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience (minimum 7 years) may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Knowledge and Experience

Make sure you have at least 5 years of relevant experience in the field of technical cooperation/assistance or international development cooperation with an advanced degree, or 7 years with a first level degree, including at least 3 years of  work experience at the international level in a relevant area; thorough knowledge and experience in programme or project planning, implementation and monitoring; practical knowledge of programme/project evaluation techniques and approaches.



  • Experience in capacity building approaches, including through remote/virtual means, and identifying and analysing relevant needs and issues, developing suitable strategic approaches and implementing them in an international context;
  • Experience with implementing programme/project management cycles, preferably in an international context, and with exposure to collaboration with or in developing countries or countries in transition;
  • Experience with programme/project evaluation and related impact analysis;
  • Practical knowledge and experience in logical framework approach.

Skills and Competencies

To succeed in this role you will need the following skills and competencies:

  • Excellent and proven planning, organisational, coordination, negotiation and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills (verbal and written) including the ability to prepare and formulate reports, with demonstrated ability to apply tact and accuracy and to present information clearly and logically both in writing and verbally;
  • Excellent drafting skills in English;
  • Proven ability in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with people from diverse backgrounds;
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure;
  • Computer literacy (word processing, databases, spreadsheets and email);
  • Knowledge of the CWC and the activities of the OPCW.


Fluency in English is essential and a good working knowledge of one of the other official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is desirable.

Additional Information

This fixed-term appointment is for the duration of two years with a six-month probationary period, and is subject to the OPCW Staff Regulations and Interim Staff Rules.

The OPCW is a non-career organisation with limited staff tenure. The total length of service for Professional staff shall not exceed 7 years.

The Director-General retains the discretion to not make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description. Several vacancies may be filled.

Only applications submitted before the closing date and through OPCW CandidateSpace will be considered. Only applicants under serious consideration for a post will be contacted.

Applications from qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged.

OPCW General Terms and Conditions


Important notice for applicants who are currently insured under the Dutch Social Security system

Although headquartered in the Netherlands, the OPCW is not a regular Dutch employer but a public international organisation with its own special status. Please be advised that if you are currently insured under the Dutch Social Security system, you will be excluded from this system as a staff member of the OPCW. You will consequently be insured under the organisation’s system. The above also applies to your dependents unless they are employed by a regular Dutch employer, they are self-employed in the Netherlands, or are receiving Dutch social security payments.

Please refer to the website of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment for more information about the possible consequences for you and your dependents, such as exclusion from ‘AWBZ’ and ‘Zorgverzekeringswet’ coverage: ‘Werken bij een internationale organisatie’.