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Head, Human Dimension Department

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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe
Vacancy number
VNTAJS00395
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Human Rights
Functional level
Middle management
Number of posts
1
Duty station
Dushanbe
Deadline
Date of issue
General Minimum Requirements

The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:

  • Excellent physical condition
  • Possession of a valid automobile driving licence and ability to drive using manual transmission
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure
 
 
 
 
Field of Expertise Requirements
  • The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:
  • University education in political sciences, international relations, public policy, law, international human rights law or other human rights related fields
  • Experience working with human rights, minority or gender issues
  • Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in drafting reports
 
 
 
 
Level of Professional Competence Requirements

Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:

Education:

Advanced education/certified training course in a relevant field desirable

Experience:

Minimum of 6 years of relevant, diversified and progressively responsible professional experience including at least 3 years at management level

 
 
 
 
Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:

Mandatory:

  • Previous significant experience in analysing developments affecting the exercise and implementation of human, civil, political, social-economic and cultural rights and in formulating policy in one or more of these areas
  • Working experience in the areas of rule of law, democratization, human rights and fundamental freedoms, media policy, gender policy and the rights of individuals belonging to national minorities and/or other areas of domestic policy related to the promotion and protection of rights
  • Command of the project management cycle, strategic planning processes, budget development and results-based methodologies in all of the above
  • Experience in negotiations, mediation and/or dialogue facilitation with governmental authorities, civil society and international actors
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to manage, coach and work with and as part of a team of people of different cultural and religious backgrounds and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Demonstrated sensitivity and skills in understanding and respecting gender considerations and the professional working environment
  • Thorough understanding of multidisciplinary issues in international co-operation
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Strong communication, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Professional fluency in the English language and the ability to draft documents clearly and concisely
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail

Desirable:

  • Work experience in field missions, preferably in the  Central Asia or South Caucasus regions
  • Working level knowledge of Russian or Tajik/Persian languages
 
 
 
 
Tasks and Responsibilities

The Head of the Human Dimension Department provides support and advice to the Head of Office and Deputy Head of Office on all issues that affect the exercise and implementation of human, civil, political, social-economic and cultural rights. Under the supervision of the Head of Office and Deputy Head of Office, the incumbent performs the following functions:

  1. Manages the day-to-day operations of the Human Dimension Department and provides direction to its activities in accord with mandate of the Office;
  2. Coaches and supervises the team of the department and ensures field office staff working on human dimension issues receive sufficient support from other responsible thematic units;
  3. Co-ordinates and monitors the development and implementation of Unified Budget and any extrabudgetary activities related to rule of law, democratization, human rights and fundamental freedoms, media policy, gender policy and the rights of individuals belonging to national minorities and/or other activities related to the promotion and protection of rights;
  4. Oversees and analyses reporting on developments related to rule of law, democratization, human rights and fundamental freedoms, media policy, gender policy and the rights of individuals belonging to national minorities and/or other issues related to the promotion and protection of rights;
  5. Informs senior management of priority issues in the promotion, protection and implementation of rights, identifies priority initiatives and contributes to planning these for the Office;
  6. Reviews, approves and/or submits for approval strategies, concepts and approaches to meet new challenges on policy issues related to the priorities of the Office;
  7. Facilitates contacts and promotes co-ordination and co-operation on Human Dimension issues with government and local authorities, civil society representatives and international actors; participates in interagency meetings and encourages cross-dimension co-operation within Office programming;
  8. Maintains contact and exchanges information with the Conflict Prevention Centre (CPC), the Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), the Office of the Representative on Freedom of Media (RFOM) and the Office of the High Commissioner on National Minorities (HCNM);
  9. Assists in arranging OSCE regional events, regional seminars and visits to the area by OSCE delegations, as well as other events with OSCE participation;
  10. Directly supervises five seconded staff members and one national assistant in the performance of their duties and serves as a second level supervisor for the remaining staff of the Department (thirteen national staff members), including activities and extrabudgetary projects conducted within the human dimension throughout Tajikistan;
  11. Performs other duties as required.
 
 
 
 

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 part of the Organization.

Please apply to your relevant authorities several days prior to the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered.

 

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