This position is open for secondment only and participating States are kindly reminded that all costs in relation to assignment at the Secretariat 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 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 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 (pS) in practical and technical areas, at their request.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
This dynamic position reports directly to the Special Representative and engages in a variety of activities from multilateral affairs to thematic analysis and strategic planning to co-ordination of the Office’s communications portfolio.
Under the overall guidance of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (SR/CTHB) and in close co-ordination with the Deputy Co-ordinator, if you are selected, you will be tasked to perform the following duties:
1. Providing analysis of relevant documents, legislation and policies from participating States to identify salient points or need for improvements, and formulating recommendations for the strengthening of such legislation and policies where necessary, working in close co-operation with the relevant OSCE structures and Institutions;
2. Assisting in the development of the Special Representative's (SR) political agenda, producing discussion and concept papers on major issues to highlight; arranging internal and external meetings with high level officials of participating States;
3. Drafting statements, speeches, the annual report, talking points and other political statements for the SR (working closely with other members of staff, as appropriate, and supervising the Public Information Officer);
4. Assisting in the substantive preparation and follow up of country visits and various national and international events, visits to participating States, and meetings with high-level decision makers, as required;
5. Contributing to strategic planning and the drafting of the Office of the SR's (OSR) annual work plan;
6. Assisting in the strategic planning, development of partnerships, and co-ordination of the work with partners in the Alliance against Trafficking in Persons, and especially its Expert Team (AECT) in close co-ordination with other advisors as appropriate;
7. Developing/maintaining regular contacts with counterparts in the OSCE Delegations, governmental authorities and NGOs in participating States and co-operating with the OSCE Institutions and Operations (in co-ordination with other advisers who may be responsible for liaising with specific organizations/pS);
8. Drafting official replies or/and communications to pS and international organizations;
9. Participating in international and national seminars, conferences, expert meetings, etc. on behalf of the OSR;
10. Supervising project staff and consultants as appropriate;
11. Performing other duties as assigned.
To find out more about the work of the Office of the SR/CTHB please see https://www.osce.org/secretariat/trafficking
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 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 https://www.osce.org/participating-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.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.