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National Expert-Technologist on Best available Techniques in the Mining & Metallurgy Sector

Kaz | Nur-Sultan

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Kaz | Nur-Sultan
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
    • Mine Action and Weapon Contamination
  • Closing Date: Closed


This position is open for citizens/permanent residents of Kazakhstan only.

The OSCE Programme Office in Astana (hereafter - the Office) is entrusted with the mandate to assist Kazakhstan in implementing OSCE principles and commitments in the three dimensions: politico-military, economic and environmental, and human. The Office puts long-standing efforts to promote green economy and sustainable usage of natural resources, to promote efficient water resources management, to strengthen resilience to disasters and to raise environmental awareness in the host country.

One of the project’s objectives is to strengthen environmental decision-making and to expand government capacity to provide public access to the environmental information. To achieve that goal, the Office will contributeto the design of one handbook on the best available techniques. The Project will engage the best national and international experts in providing advice, expertise and in proposing changes.

Objective of Assignment: 

The Office will require the services of a national expert to develop handbook on the best available techniques on automated continuous emissions monitoring system.

Duration of Assignment:
120 days

Tasks and Responsibilities:
Under the overall supervision of the Senior EED Officer, the successful candidate will be tasked with the following duties:

  1. Conducting comprehensive technological audit of at least 2-3 for each business entity in metallurgy & mining for compliance with the principles of the best available techniques (hereafter CTA).
  2. Developing handbook on the best available techniques in “Monitoring emissions of pollutants in air and water bodies” (hereafter BAT handbook).
  3. Supporting during the official approval procedure of the BAT handbook in accordance with the legislation of Kazakhstan. 
  4. Developing concluding report on the BAT handbook.

Task 1:

  • Questionnaire for business entities;
  • Gathering data based on questionnaires;
  • Business trips to the facilities under CTA;
  • Business trips’ reports;
  • Gathered data analysis;
  • Assessment report on compliance with BAT principles of emissions’ monitoring practices of the enterprises under CTA (overall at least 7 enterprises)

Task 2:

  • 1st draft of the BAT handbook in accordance with designed structure;
  • Online/offline participation in all round tables (3-5 meetings) with technical working group (hereafter TWG) and relevant stakeholders;
  • Finalized version of the BAT handbook

Task 3:

  • Participation in the meetings with governmental authorities and other interested parties

Task 4:

  • Concluding report on the BAT handbook

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Recognized university degree in the Metallurgical / Petroleum / Mechanical Engineering or in other relevant technical or engineering sciences.
  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience in the industrial / manufacturing / mining sector or other relevant field;
  • Knowledge of technologies and processes in the Mining & Metallurgy sector.
  • Knowledge on automated continuous emissions monitoring systems;
  • Knowledge of the best available techniques in the relevant field;
  • Knowledge of local legislation in the relevant fields;
  • Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
  • Ability and willingness to work as a member of team, with people of different cultural, and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
  • Computer literate with practical experience using Microsoft applications.

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. Payment will be transferred in local currency (tenge) to the bank account of the consultant.

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.

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