This vacancy is open only for the applicants with the citizenship of or permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia.
In partnership with the Protector of Citizens of the Republic of Serbia and the Albanian National Minority Council (NMC), the OSCE Mission to Serbia has commissioned an assessment of the right to writing personal names and surnames in the official documents in the Albanian language and script for members of the Albanian national minority.
In 2017, the Protector of Citizens drafted a special report with recommendations on the implementation of the right to the use of the Albanian language and script. One recommendation relates to the creation of a catalogue of the most frequent Albanian names and surnames. As previously confirmed by staff working in the administration in southern Serbia municipalities and towns, as well as by Albanian NMC representatives, such a catalogue would be a valuable tool for administrative staff working in hospitals, maternity wards and birth registries, which are in direct contact with the native speakers of Albanian, to accurately write their personal names, both in Albanian and Cyrillic script.
In order to develop a catalogue of Albanian names and surnames for administrative use, the Mission will partner with the Republic of Serbia’s Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government, the Co-ordination Body for the Municipalities of Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja, the Protector of Citizens and the Albanian NMC. The developed catalogue would be available online and would be open for the addition of new names and surnames.
|Tasks and Responsibilities
Therefore, the Mission requires the services of three consultants to develop a catalogue of the most frequent Albanian names and surnames by collecting and recording data written in the birth registries in six local self-government units (Nis, Leskovac, Vranje, Bujanovac, Presevo and Medvedja) from 1950s onward. Each consultant will cover two local self-government units. Under the supervision of the OSCE National Programme Officer on National Minorities, each consultant will be responsible for:
Candidates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the OSCE Competency Model available at: https://jobs.osce.org/osce-competency-model.
Each expert will be employed on a Special Service Agreement covering a total period of 3 working months, starting approx. from 10 April 2019, and will be paid a total amount not exceeding 750 EUR, commensurate to individual qualifications and experience.
In addition, travel and accommodation expenses related to this consultancy will be reimbursed by the OSCE Mission to Serbia.
|How To Apply
Please apply online through the OSCE website (https://jobs.osce.org) no later than 19 March 2019. Only applications received through the OSCE website will be considered; applications received by email, post etc. will not be accepted.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Candidates who have not been contacted by 1 April 2019 should consider there will be no follow up to their application.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, cancel the recruitment, or offer a consultancy at a different level or with modified terms of reference or for a different duration.