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31 May 2018
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
Date of entry on duty
1 July 2018
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:
Second-level university degree 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:
Second-level university degree/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:
Field experience in one or more of the following fields: legal and/or human rights;
Experience in the field of project management;
Ability to liaise with representatives of governmental and non-governmental structures;
Knowledge of international human rights law and mechanisms;
Professional fluency in the English language, and the ability to draft documents clearly and concisely;
Very good working knowledge of the Russian language (knowledge of Kyrgyz would be an advantage);
Sound analytical skills;
Cultural sensitivity and judgement;
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.
Experience of working in Central Asia;
Knowledge of OSCE principles and commitments.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the general direction and supervision of the Head of Programme Office (HoPO) and Deputy Head of Programme Office (D/HoPO), the incumbent will be responsible for the management of the human activities programme. Specifically, the Head of Human Dimension will perform the following duties:
Providing support and advice the Head of Programme Office and the D/HoPO on policies and major issues related to the implementation of the OSCE POiB's human dimension activities;
In the limits of the mission¿s mandate, monitoring and reporting on the developments in the host country from the human dimension perspective and following the implementation of the OSCE human dimension commitments;
Taking the lead in defining the strategy and necessary resources for the human dimension programme through the Programme Budgeting process;
Managing the development, co-ordination and implementation of human dimension activities in response to the needs and priorities of the country as well in the limits of the mission¿s mandate;
Ensuring all that all human dimension projects are adequately monitored, controlled and reported on;
Establishing and maintaining contacts with local and national authorities, universities, research institutions, and NGOs;
Assisting in arranging OSCE regional events, inter alia, regional seminars and visits to the area by OSCE delegations, as well as other events with OSCE participation;
Supervising the work of all staff in the human activities programme;
Performing other related duties, including of cross-dimensional nature, 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. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply
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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