This position is open for secondment only and participating States are kindly reminded that all costs in relation to assignment at OSCE/ODIHR 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. The 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.
Under the 2003-2009 OSCE Ministerial Council Decisions on Tolerance and Non-Discrimination, the ODIHR was given the task to:
a) Serve as a collection point for information and statistics on hate crimes collected from OSCE participating States and civil society and to report regularly on this information; b) Closely follow racist, xenophobic, anti-Semitic and other incidents, including against Muslims in the OSCE area and to collect and disseminate information on best practices for preventing and responding to such incidents. c) Assist participating States, upon their request, in developing appropriate methodologies and capacities for collecting and maintaining reliable information and statistics about hate crimes and violent manifestations of intolerance and discrimination, with a view to helping them to collect comparable data and statistics. d) Further strengthen its assistance programmes, in order to assist participating States upon their request in implementing their commitments; e) Strengthen its early warning function to identify, report and raise awareness on hate-motivated incidents and trends and to provide recommendations and assistance to participating States, upon their request, in areas where more adequate responses are needed.
The Hate Crime Officer is responsible for the implementation of core tasking given to ODIHR in the area of hate crime. With a view to preparing the annual ODIHR report on hate crime available at hatecrime.osce.org, the incumbent is the main focal point for participating States, field operations, civil society and inter-governmental agencies.
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This position is one of the two posts (a contracted and a seconded) that have an identical description. The incumbents of the two posts will cover different parts of the OSCE region and different areas related to hate crimes following a division established by the management of the Department. The Hate Crimes Officers will exchange information on a regular basis and will be able to replace each other in case of absence.
Under the supervision of Head of the Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Department, the Hate Crime Officer is responsible for:
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 http://www.osce.org/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.
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.