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Head of Human Rights

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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vacancy number
VNBAHS00805
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Human Rights
Functional level
Middle management
Number of posts
1
Duty station
Sarajevo
Date of entry on duty
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:

Education:

Advanced education/certified training course in a relevant field desirable

Experience:

A minimum of 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:

Mandatory:

  • Advanced university degree in law, human rights, political science, international relations, public policy, or equivalent;
  • Experience in human rights programme development and political analysis, including the production of reports, verbal and written briefings;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • Detailed understanding of both the human rights situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in particular its institutions and bodies (at all levels of government), and the overall political situation;
  • Understanding of the work of the OSCE and/or other international organisations in the human dimension in Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  • Professional fluency in the English langauge, both oral and written;
  • Ability and willingness to work as a team member and with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds and diverse political views while maintaining impartiality and objectivity with tact and diplomacy in dealing with both external persons and multinational staff;
  • Excellent organizational skills, with ability to work under pressure, manage multiple tasks and process large amounts of information;
  • Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft applications.

Desirable:

  • Working knowledge of the local languages an advantage.
 
 
 
 
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Deputy Head, Human Dimension Department (HDD), the incumbent is the principal staff member responsible for the day to day management of the Human Rights Project of the Human Dimension Programme (HDP). S/he is also responsible for providing advice to the Deputy Head, HDD and the Head, HDD on matters related to programme design and implementation, planning and evaluation.

The incumbent supervises up to 16 programmatic personnel, incorporating their activities and projects into the work of the field-based Human Dimension teams in the areas of supporting national human rights protection mechanisms, non-discrimination, and social justice. The incumbent interacts closely with the other Heads of Project to ensure that cross-cutting issues are jointly identified and supported through the activities and analysis of the section. Implementation planning and evaluation is done through regular communication with both the Deputy Head, HDD and the Head, HDD, and the Heads of Field Office to ensure that strategies for pursuing targeted and meaningful reform are identified and acted upon in a timely manner. Specific duties include:

  1. Manages a project dedicated to ensuring that relevant governmental institutions and legislation promote reforms goals aimed at ensuring access to effective remedies, tolerance and non-discrimination as well as social inclusion and sustainability of return;
  2. Oversees ongoing legislative review and revisions, as well as monitoring and reporting on effective implementation of the country's human dimension commitments;
  3. Ensures close contacts with relevant national human rights institutions, authorities, social protection service providers and civil society groups engaged in the involved thematic areas;
  4. Oversees and coordinates the implementation of the capacity building activities and technical assistance provided to assist the Bosnia and Herzegovina Ombudsman Institution, judiciary, Roma communities and advocates, associations of social workers and social welfare centers;
  5. Oversees and coordinates different efforts within the project aimed at monitoring the selection of beneficiaries of the Regional Housing Programme and improving implementation of Annex 7 to Dayton Peace Agreement;
  6. Provides support in the development and implementation of the project's budget and human resources planning;
  7. Assists the Deputy Head, Human Dimension Department and the Head, Human Dimension Department with development and strategy formulation;
  8. Liases with international and domestic organizations active in the field of human rights and social inclusion at the working level;
  9. Integrates project evaluation and long-term impact assessment practices into all policy and project work;
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned.

For more detailed information on the work of OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, please see   http://www.osce.org/bih 

 
 
 
 

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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