This is a short-term assignment. The initial contract will be issued for a period of four (4) months, with a possibility of further extension (up to 5 months and 29 days).
This position is open for secondment only and participating States are kindly reminded that all costs in relation to assignment at OSCE/ODIHR must be borne by their authorities. Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered. Seconded staff members in the OSCE Secretariat and Institutions are not entitled to a Board and Lodging Allowance payable by the Organization.
The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights 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. The ODIHR has a large number of assistance projects in the areas of democratic institution building, the rule of law and human rights, as well as election observation.
The ODIHR possesses substantial expertise and has carried out a significant amount of work on torture prevention, including developing a handbook for OSCE field staff on preventing torture and a report analysing OSCE-wide experiences in the fight against torture. In addition, assistance to police and prosecutorial bodies in mainstreaming human rights into their activities represents an important avenue of ODIHR's work.
Given the need to ensure coverage of the anti-torture portfolio in this context, in particular activities related to the prevention of torture, the ODIHR's Human Rights Department (HRD) is currently hiring a Adviser on Torture Prevention to cover and further develop this portfolio between 1 September and 31 December 2015.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
Under the supervision of the Deputy Head, Human Rights Department, the Adviser on Torture Prevention will perform the following duties:
This post is open for secondment. Candidates are requested to apply through the OSCE desk of the respective Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Delayed nominations will not be considered.
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.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see http://www.osce.org/states.
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.
The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.