|General Minimum Requirements
The general minimum requirements for working with the OSCE are:
|Field of Expertise Requirements
The general minimum requirements for working in this field of expertise are:
|Level of Professional Competence Requirements
Furthermore, this level of responsibility requires the following:
Second-level university 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:
|Tasks and Responsibilities
The OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina continues to play a vital role in strengthening the countrys ability to foster a sustainable and stable security environment, to strengthen Bosnia and Herzegovinas governance, and to encourage its consolidation as a democratic society. The Mission supports political and education reform and works to promote and protect human rights of all citizens of BiH.
Under the supervision of the Deputy Head, Human Dimension Department, should you be selected for the position, you will be the principal staff member responsible for the day to day management of the Human Rights Section of the Human Dimension Programme. You will be also responsible for providing advice to the Deputy Head and Head on matters related to programme design and implementation, planning and evaluation.
Should you be selected for the position, you will supervise the programmatic personnel within the Section so that their activities and projects are incorporated into the work of the field-based Human Dimension teams in the areas of supporting national human rights protection mechanisms, non-discrimination, economic and social rights and fundamental freedoms. You will interact closely with the other Heads of Section to ensure that cross-cutting issues are jointly identified and supported through the activities and analysis of the Section.
As the Head of Human Rights, should you be selected for the position, you will perform the following duties:
1. Managing the Human Rights Section comprised of 34 persons, dedicated to ensuring that relevant governmental institutions and legislation promote reforms aimed at ensuring access to human rights, tolerance and non-discrimination, social and economic rights and fundamental freedoms;
2. Overseeing ongoing legislative review and revisions, as well as monitoring and reporting on effective implementation of the countrys human dimension commitments;
3. Ensuring close contacts with relevant national human rights institutions, executive and legislative authorities, law enforcement, social protection workers and civil society groups engaged in the involved thematic areas;
4. Overseeing and co-ordinating the implementation of the capacity building activities and technical assistance provided to assist the Ministry of Human Rights and Refugees, judiciary, law enforcement officers, Ombudsman Institution, Roma communities and advocates, associations of social workers and social welfare centers;
5. Co-ordinating the Missions engagement within the framework of the Regional Housing Programme and wider efforts to promote implementation of Annex 7 to Dayton Peace Agreement;
6. Acting as Roma Action focal point of the Mission;
7. Providing support in the development and implementation of the projects budget and human resources planning;
8. Assisting the Deputy Head and Head, Human Dimension Department with development and strategy formulation;
9. Liaising with international and domestic organizations active in the field of human rights and fundamental freedoms at the working level;
10. Integrating project evaluation and long-term impact assessment practices into all policy and project work;
11. Performing any other duties as assigned.
For more information on the work of the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, please see: https://www.osce.org/mission-to-bosnia-and-herzegovina
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.
Only those applicants who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.