The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. It therefore addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis.
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 ODIHR’s Human Rights Department (HRD) provides support to participating States in implementing their OSCE commitments with regards to human rights and fundamental freedoms. ODIHR provides participating States with advice and assistance, supports individuals, civil society, National Human Rights Institutions and state officials with targeted training and education. ODIHR covers a broad spectrum of issues, ranging from the fundamental freedoms of religion or belief, assembly and association, to reporting on the use of the death penalty, monitoring the situation of human rights defenders, addressing trafficking in human beings and preventing torture and other forms of ill-treatment. ODIHR also promotes gender equality in the security sector and human rights compliant policies and practice in the fight against terrorism.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
The Head, Human Rights Department works within the delegated authority and under the overall guidance of the Director and direct supervision of the First Deputy Director of OSCE/ODIHR. The Head of Department is responsible for:
For more detailed information on the structure and work of ODIHR, please see: http://www.osce.org/odihr.
Monthly remuneration is approximately EUR 7,722 depending on post adjustment and family status. OSCE salaries are exempt from taxation in Poland. Social security will include participation in the Cigna International medical insurance scheme and OSCE Provident Fund maintained by the OSCE. The Organization contributes an amount equivalent to 15% of the employee's salary to this Fund and the employee contributes 7.5%. Other allowances and benefits are similar to those offered under the United Nations Common System.
Please note that appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale.
|How To Apply|
If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies.
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.
Only those applicants who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.
Please note that vacancies in the OSCE are open for competition only amongst nationals of participating States, please see https://www.osce.org/participating-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, therefore the maximum period of service in this post is 5 years.
Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.