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This is an extra-budgetary, short-term position.
The Office is looking to appoint an Administrative Assistant on the full-time basis till 31 December 2018, with a possibility of extension till June 2019.
The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension. The ODIHR’s activities are implemented in 57 participating States in accordance with the ODIHR’s political mandate. Among the ODIHR’s main fields of activity is election observation as well as a large number of assistance projects in the areas of democratic institution building, the rule of law and human rights.
Under the Maastricht Ministerial Council Decision on Tolerance and Non-Discrimination (TND), the ODIHR was given the task to serve as a collection point for information and statistics on hate crimes, including on forms of violent manifestations of racism, xenophobia, discrimination and intolerance and to report regularly on these issues. On 28-29 April 2004, an OSCE Conference on Anti-Semitism was held in Berlin which resulted in a “Berlin Declaration” which tasked the ODIHR with closely following anti-Semitic incidents in the OSCE area and with collecting and disseminating information on best practices for preventing and responding to anti-Semitism. In 2014, OSCE participating States met to take stock of how their commitments to address anti-Semitism had been implemented. Following this, the OSCE’s 2014 Basel Ministerial Council Declaration No. 8 on Enhancing Efforts to Combat anti-Semitism specifically tasked ODIHR to offer to participating States best practices on efforts to counter anti-Semitism, including by consulting civil society, to effectively identify and address contemporary manifestations of anti-Semitism; to facilitate the exchange of best practices among participating States on educational initiatives and other measures to raise awareness of anti-Semitism and overcome challenges to Holocaust education, and to promote dialogue and strengthen the capacity of civil society to foster mutual respect and understanding in order to advance the cause of co-operation between different communities.
With a clear basis in the expressed will of all OSCE participating States over many years, ODIHR developed the “Turning Words into Action to Address Anti-Semitism” project focusing on addressing the security needs of Jewish communities; countering anti-Semitism through education, and fostering civil society coalition building.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
Under the supervision of Project Manager, the incumbent provides administrative and logistics support for the preparation and implementation of project activities and supports the project’s staff. In particular, the incumbent:
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions, is approximately PLN 6,900. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Poland.
Social security will include participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme (current approximate deduction for a staff member is 44 Euro).
Appointments are made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.
|How To Apply|
If you wish to apply for this position, please use OSCE’s online application link found under http://jobs.osce.org.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
Only the OSCE on-line applications will be accepted and short-listed applicants contacted.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states.
No application fees or information with respect to bank account details are required by OSCE for our recruitment process.
Please note that in the event of invitation for interview, the OSCE is unable to reimburse costs incurred.