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Hate Crime Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Human Rights
Number of posts
Duty station
Date of issue



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 Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is the principal institution of the OSCE responsible for the human dimension. ODIHR is active throughout the OSCE area in the fields of election observation, democratic development, human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination, and the rule of law. ODIHR's assistance projects and other activities are implemented in participating States in accordance with ODIHR's mandate.

The Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Programme was established in 2004 in response to new tasks assigned in this field with respect to violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief, as well as to manifestations of hate and intolerance. The Department currently comprises 14 staff members.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Deputy Head of the Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Department the incumbent will be responsible for the implementation of core tasking given to ODIHR in the area of hate crime, with a particular focus on monitoring and reporting on hate-motivated incidents and trends, and co-ordinating the activities of the Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Department related to hate crime data collection and law enforcement training. More specifically he/she will be tasked with:

  1. Monitoring, tracking, and regularly reporting on hate crimes within the OSCE region with a particular focus on the response of governmental authorities to such incidents with a view to inform the strategy of the department on this matter;
  2. Collecting, compiling and analysing information and statistics collected from/provided by participating States and NGOs and incorporating it into ODIHR reports; regularly drafting reports and talking points on the information gathered;
  3. Advising and supporting the development of the Hate Crime Report, as well as other publications and tools on hate crimes, including conducting research and drafting in consultation with main stakeholders and experts;
  4. Proposing, designing and ensuring implementation of capacity-building activities on hate crimes for government officials and, in particular, for police, prosecutors and judges; with the support of experts, developing and delivering trainings and organizing workshops accordingly;
  5. Establishing and maintaining contacts with the 57 National Points of Contacts on Hate Crime (NPCs), OSCE field operations, international organizations and Non-Governmental Organizations in all matters relating to hate crimes with a view to ensure optimal co-ordination with these actors; conceptualizing and organizing the annual meeting of the NPCs;
  6. Performing other related duties as required.
Necessary Qualifications
  • University degree in law, international relations, political science, social sciences, or other disciplines related to human rights;
  • Six years of progressively responsible experience at an international level in the human rights field; field experience or experience with international organisation is desirable
  • Understanding of hate crime issues and practical experience in monitoring hate-motivated incidents is desirable;
  • Experience in researching and strong drafting skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of UN, Council of Europe, EU and OSCE human rights standards;
  • Experience in project design and implementation;
  • Training experience is desirable;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Initiative and sound judgement, strong analytical and organisational skills and demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural team;
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word-processing, email and internet;
  • Excellent knowledge of English with good drafting skills is essential; knowledge of another OSCE language is desirable.

This post is open for secondment. Candidates are requested to apply through the OSCE desk of the respective Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Delayed nominations will not be considered.

The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment, to offer an appointment at a lower grade or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.

Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see

The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. The nomination of female candidates is particularly encouraged.

The OSCE is a non-career organization committed to the principle of staff rotation.

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.




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