The Rule of Law and Human Rights Programme of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine (OSCE PCU) is tasked with helping national stakeholders uphold the rule of law, and promote and protect human rights. This includes a series of projects in the sphere of legal and human rights education, professional judicial education and training, and supporting civil society in conducting trial monitoring.
The objective of the project “Advancing Legal and Human Rights Education” is to enhance Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and law schools’ ability to further improve legal education quality, and to further increase accessibility of human rights education in schools.
The OSCE PCU supports promoting of human rights education in Ukraine through capacity development of school educators, review of school curricula and syllabuses, development of online courses and teaching, training and awareness-raising materials, establishment of a network of school human rights trainers, expert support to the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.
With this regard, the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine is looking for experienced national experts with theoretical and practical expertise in at least one of the following areas:
• international and national human rights standards;
• human rights in education environment;
• human rights education: concepts, guidelines, methodologies and international practices;
• human rights education programmes for different target audiences and age groups;
• human rights and the Internet;
• gender equality and non-discrimination;
• critical thinking;
• competence-based education (civic and human rights).
Please note that this vacancy notice has been issued for the purpose of experts’ roster enlargement. Future assignments will be discussed with the successful candidates additionally when services are needed. The consultant will be required to work from home with the ability to travel, if necessary.
Tasks and responsibilities
The experts may be tasked to:
• develop courses (including online), training and awareness-raising materials for school educators and students on the above-mentioned topics;
• review school syllabuses, curricula, students’ handbooks and teachers’ manuals;
• develop and deliver training programmes for school educators and students, including train-the-trainer sessions on the above-mentioned topics;
• provide guidance and advice to the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and its working groups on inclusion of the human rights-based approach into the educational process;
• develop recommendations and methodological guidelines for educators.
• University degree in Social Sciences, Pedagogical Sciences, History, Human Rights, Law or other relevant background (PhD degree would be an asset);
• Minimum five years of professional experience in the area of human rights. Experience in working with schools would be an asset;
• Experience in developing training courses and materials for different target audiences, including school educators and students;
• Experience in developing and delivering interactive trainings;
• Excellent analytical skills;
• Computer literate;
• Excellent knowledge of Ukrainian. Working knowledge of English would be an asset;
• Previous experience with international organisations would be an asset.
According to the OSCE PCU consultancy fees guidelines.
This position is for residents of Ukraine only. We strongly encourage applicants to use the online application system at https://jobs.osce.org; the Vacancy Number is VNUKRC00616. The deadline for applications is 15 July 2020. If you have difficulties with the online system you may use the OSCE's off-line Application Form available at https://jobs.osce.org/uk/resources/document/anketa-na-vakansiyu; you should complete the Application Form and send it via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the title of the position on the Application Form and in the cover message subject. Applications received after the published deadline will not be considered. Due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Details of the assignment and contract may be further discussed during the interviews.
The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.
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.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.