This is an extra-budgetary position. The contract will be for six months.
The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. It therefore addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, combating human trafficking, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis.
The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension. ODIHR is active throughout the OSCE area in the fields of election observation, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination, and the rule of law. ODIHR's assistance projects and other activities are implemented in participating States in accordance with ODIHR's mandate.
In line with ODIHR's mandate its Human Rights Department commences a three-year project, "Strengthening National Justice Systems to Protect Persons Deprived of Liberty in the OSCE Region", to support participating States to strengthen the protection of persons deprived of liberty within the criminal justice system based on a gender sensitive and human rights compliant approach and in particular to equip OSCE participating States security sector actors, with the knowledge, skills and awareness needed for the effective protection of persons deprived of liberty. The project will provide governments in OSCE participating States (pSs) with guidance and tools to formulate and implement national policies and legislation that comply with international standards and regulatory frameworks. The project consists of three mutually reinforcing components: 1) Preventing torture and other ill-treatment to protect persons deprived of liberty in the criminal justice system; 2) Protecting human rights while preventing and countering VERLT in detention to protect persons deprived of liberty in the criminal justice system; and 3) Preventing and addressing SGBV to protect persons deprived of liberty in the criminal justice system.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
Under the supervision of the Adviser on Torture Prevention, the incumbent will be responsible for supporting implementation of the project's activities, in particular:
For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, please see https://www.osce.org/odihr
Monthly remuneration is approximately EUR 3,208 depending on post adjustment and family status. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Poland. Social benefits will include possibility of participation in the Cigna medical insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. The Organization contributes an amount equivalent to 15% of the employee's salary to this Fund and the employee contributes 7.5%. 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.
|How To Apply|
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post 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.