Building on its long-standing engagement in the protection of human rights defenders, in June 2014 the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) published the Guidelines on the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, available in eight languages. Since then ODIHR has worked to make the Guidelines known to the general public and to specific audiences, such as government officials, the media, other OSCE executive structures and human rights defenders (HRDs) themselves. National events to promote the Guidelines in Belgrade, Bishkek and Budapest, among other activities, were organized with this aim. ODIHR has also made efforts to stimulate dialogue between HRDs and state authorities, to support HRDs' participation in public decision making, to build the capacity of human rights defenders in human rights monitoring/reporting and their safety and security, and to raise the profile of HRDs and their work in public and political discourse.
The project ‘Increased human security through enhanced respect for human rights and diversity and democratic inclusiveness’ has been designed to increase human security through enhanced respect for human rights, diversity and democratic inclusiveness. The initiative aims to accomplish three expected results: enhanced environment for the defence of human rights; human rights compliant and gender sensitive security sector; and more inclusive processes and structures that lead to better governance. ODIHR delivered training events in 2016 for HRDs from the Western Balkans, Central/Eastern Europe and Turkey, in 2017 for HRDs from South Caucasus and Central Asia, and in 2018 for HRDs from Western Europe, and North America.
ODIHR staff and contracted experts will provide coaching sessions during one five-day workshop for up to 25 HRDs who are actively involved in monitoring and reporting on human rights in their countries. The workshop on Human Rights Monitoring and Safety and Security (HRMSS) will feature three days dedicated to human rights monitoring methodology, a full day dedicated to the security of HRDs when carrying out human rights work and one day on digital security. The workshop will focus on three thematic areas: HRDs working on Roma and Sinti issues, HRDs working on topics related to people of African descent, and human rights defenders working on environmental issues. Participants will be divided according to their field of work.
ODIHR requires the services of an experienced professional who will design specific exercises and coach a group of up to ten Environmental HRDs (EHRDs) on the principles, functions and methodology of human rights monitoring, including international human rights standards, and approaches to reporting and advocacy.
The overall objective of the five day training on human rights monitoring methodology and safety and security is to build HRDs’ capacity for observing, assessing and reporting on situations where there are credible allegations of serious violations of human rights; as well as to provide HRDs the tools and skills to tackle issues related to their (digital) security when carrying out human rights work in hostile or higher risk environments.
|Tasks and Responsibilities:|
Under the supervision of the Human Rights Advisor/Capacity Building Co-ordinator, the Consultant shall:
The consultant is expected to:
Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)
The assignment is envisaged for 7 working days between 1 May and 12 June 2019.
Remuneration will depend on the selected consultant’s qualifications and experience and will be in accordance with OSCE established rates. Travel expenses will be covered by ODIHR according to OSCE travel policy.
Location: The Consultant will work from home and during the training on Human Rights Monitoring and Safety and Security will travel to the training location, as required.
|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.
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be 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.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, cancel the recruitment, offer a consultancy at a different level or with modified terms of reference or for a different duration.