7 January 2019
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
The Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (SR/CTHB) represents the OSCE at the political level on anti-trafficking issues. The Office of the SR/CTHB assists OSCE participating States in the implementation of commitments and full usage of recommendations set forth in the OSCE Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings. The Office provides a co-ordinating function among OSCE structures and institutions involved in combating trafficking in human beings (CTHB) with a focus on the following activities: enhancing the awareness and understanding of trafficking in human beings (THB) across the OSCE region; policy planning and advocacy especially in the area of emerging trends of THB and effective approaches to combating THB; and direct assistance to participating States in practical and technical areas, at their request.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Co-ordinator and the direct guidance of the Senior Co-ordination Adviser, the incumbent will provide substantial input and assistance in developing and implementing relevant OSR/CTHB initiatives and events, as well as in conducting targeted research. More specifically, the incumbent will be:
Providing substantial input and assistance to the development and implementation of relevant activities and projects of the OSR/CTHB, such as Alliance conferences, Alliance Expert Co-ordination Team (AECT) meetings, focal point meetings, internal co-ordination meetings, training seminars, workshops, expert meetings, country visits, conferences, Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) and other events;
Supporting the Office in the organization of conferences and events, including maintaining lists of participants, communicating with speakers, preparing participant packs, writing minutes and performing any other duties as requested;
Assisting with the preparation of materials for distribution at OSR/CTHB events; compiling documents, speeches and presentations for distribution;
Performing thematic and geographical research related to trafficking in human beings for the Special Representative, the Deputy Co-ordinator, the Senior Co-ordination Advisor and other OSR/CTHB staff;
Collecting and collating data and information on relevant anti-trafficking issues, news articles about trafficking in human beings and related topics from the OSCE region; keeping abreast of relevant policy, security and human rights issues having an impact on OSCE anti-trafficking action; identifying problems and issues to be addressed;
Acting as the focal point for the collection, analysis and dissemination of relevant research, surveys and information on CTHB;
Assisting in the preparation of training and other material for OSR/CTHB presentations;
Contributing to written outputs, e.g., speeches and talking points, analytical notes, reports and inputs for reports, as instructed;
Assisting in the daily co-ordination of CTHB work within the OSCE Secretariat;
Participating in formal and informal meetings and discussions, inside and outside the Organization, on anti-trafficking related issues; drafting meeting notes and other correspondence;
Checking outgoing documents and material for format and accuracy of detail;
First-level university degree in international relations, law, political sciences, or other related field;
A minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience, of which at least 1 within an international/multilateral context;
Established previous experience in implementing activities and conducting research in the fields of combating trafficking in human beings, human rights and rule of law highly desirable;
Established knowledge of international law and relations, with a sound understanding of project management principles and techniques;
Demonstrated gender awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
Experience in diplomatic affairs, implementation and co-ordination is an asset;
Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft applications;
Professional fluency in English, with excellent written and oral communication skills. Knowledge of other OSCE official languages is an asset;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds whilst remaining impartial and objective.
Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work
Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
Flexibility: Responds positively and effectively to changing circumstances
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities
Monthly remuneration is approximately EUR 3,780, depending on post adjustment and family status. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Austria. Social benefits will include possibility of participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System.
Please note that appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.
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 those applicants who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.
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 qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization.
The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation, therefore the maximum period of service in this post is 7 years.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.
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