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Human Dimension Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Programme Office in Astana
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Human Rights
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
Duty station
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:


Advanced degree in a relevant field


Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:


  • Experience in human rights and rule of law, including monitoring and implementation of the related legislation
  • Experience liaising with representatives of governmental and non-governmental structures
  • Knowledge of international human rights law and its relevant mechanisms
  • Experience in project management and development including education/training issues
  • Professional fluency in the English language, including excellent drafting skills
  • Working knowledge of the Russian language
  • 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


  • Experience working in the area of Commenwealth of Independant States (CIS), particularly in Central Asia
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the general direction and supervision of the Head of the OSCE Centre in Astana, the Human Dimension Officer will be responsible for the management of human dimension activities. Specific duties include:

  1. Develops and implements human rights development activities and education/training programmes;
  2. Participates in developing, co-ordinating and implementing projects within the Human Dimension Department in response to the identified needs and priorities;
  3. Monitors the local human rights and rule of law situation in the country;
  4. Establishes and maintains contacts with local and national authorities, NGOs, universities and research institutions as well as with international organizations and other field operations;
  5. Assists in arranging OSCE regional events, inter alia, regional seminars and visit to the area by OSCE delegations, as well as other events with OSCE participation;
  6. Ensures the co-ordination of activities with OSCE institutions and external partners;
  7. Supervises a team of national staff;
  8. Performs other related duties as required.

The OSCE is committed to achieving a better balance of women and men within the Organization. The nomination of female candidates is particularly encouraged.

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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