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Head of Human Dimension Unit


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Human Rights
Functional level
Middle management
Number of posts
Duty station
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 license 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:


Advanced education/certified training course in a relevant field desirable


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

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Strong management background, particularly in budget control, administrative matters and project management
  • Proven track record in one or more of the Human Dimension fields
  • Proven ability to establish contact and develop constructive relations with government officials and institutions, as well as the ability to work with civil society
  • Demonstrated skills in preparing analytical reports
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and within limited time frames
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Professional fluency in English; both oral and written, and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team, with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, different gender, and diverse political views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail


  • Diplomatic experience, or experience working in international organizations
  • Professional fluency in Ukrainian and/or Russian language
Tasks and Responsibilities

The assignment of the selected candidate will be initially until 31 March 2015, subject to extension.

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Chief Monitor, the Head of Human Dimension:

  1. Manages all aspects of the Human Dimension Unit of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine;
  2. Co-ordinates all activities within the fields of Human Rights, Minority Rights and Gender issues;
  3. Develops the Human Dimension strategy for approval by the Head/Chief Monitor;
  4. Co-ordinates, monitors and evaluates all Human Dimension projects and initiatives;
  5. Manages the work of the Human Dimension Unit in support of the negotiation process aimed at a peaceful settlement of the conflict;
  6. Advises the Head/Chief Monitor and prepares reports on all Human Dimension issues throughout Ukraine related to the Mission's mandate, including potential problems, their causes and possible consequences;
  7. Co-ordinates Human Dimension issues with other OSCE Institutions, in particular the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities (HCNM) and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), and the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media (RFoM), government officials, local experts, international governments and non-governmental organizations;
  8. Assists in arranging OSCE regional events, regional seminars and visits to the area by OSCE delegations, as well as other events with OSCE participation;
  9. Supervises the team of 11 international and two local mission members;
  10. Performs other duties as required.

The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages the nomination of qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious, ethnic and social backgrounds.

Candidates should, prior to applying, verify with their respective nominating authority to which extent financial remuneration and/or benefit packages will be offered.

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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