8 November 2017
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty
1 February 2018
General Minimum Requirements
The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:
Excellent physical condition
Possession of a valid automobile driving license and ability to drive using manual transmission
Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
Field of Expertise Requirements
The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:
University education in political sciences, international relations, public policy, law, international human rights law or other human rights related fields
Experience working with human rights, minority or gender issues
Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
Experience in drafting reports
Level of Professional Competence Requirements
Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:
First level university degree or equivalent experience
Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience including minimum 1 year in a relevant field strongly preferred
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
University degree in law, human rights, minority rights, political science, international relations or related field;
Knowledge of international human and minority rights standards and the applicable legal framework in the area of responsibility;
Experience in analysing information from field sources in order to assist in the formulation of recommendations on the creation or the improvement of protection mechanisms;
Knowledge of the applicable standards related to the return of internally displaced persons and refugees;
Knowledge on political environment;
Knowledge of the situation of non-Albanian communities;
Cultural sensitivity and judgement;
Ability to produce analytical reports;
Ability to design, implement and evaluate projects;
Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames;
Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail;
Proficient knowledge of the English language.
Experience in negotiation/mediation;
Knowledge of a local language or most common lingua franca;
Previous experience in field missions, preferably in South Eastern Europe.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Communities Section, the incumbent will be tasked with:
Analysing the findings of the OMiK proactive monitoring of central level institutions and municipalities from a communities protection perspective, including on returns, and together with Senior Communities Protection Advisers providing the Department with advice and recommended intervention and follow up;
Contributing to the planning of protection by proposing to the Department directives and planing for immediate and long range solutions and follows up on the implementation of recommendations and decisions adopted;
Reviewing and commenting on proposed institutions’ initiatives. Together with the Senior Communities Protection Advisers following up on the implementation of the Council of Europe’s Framework Convention on the Protection of National Minorities;
Liaising with other HQ Sections and maintaining close contacts with the OMiK Field Teams, also providing feedbacks to their reports, and contributing to training organized for the Field Teams;
Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of the communities rights situation in the area of responsibility and the region, contributing to drafting reports on specific issues concerning communities;
Participating in the drafting, implementing and evaluating of projects on community issues;
Organizing roundtables, seminars and conferences on specific communities-related issues;
Reviewing and commenting on draft laws and regulations;
The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.
Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered.
Please apply to your relevant authorities several days prior to the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered.
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