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Human Dimension Officer


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Archived vacancy details

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


  • Project management experience, including development, implementation and monitoring
  • Ability to establish contact and develop confident relations with civil society, as well as the ability to work with government officials and institutions
  • Strong analytical, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to compile and analyze relevant information
  • Professional fluency in the English language and working knowledge of the Russian language, both oral and written, and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Cultural sensitivity and judgment
  • 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;
  • Knowledge of OSCE principles and commitments


  • Previous international work experience, preferably within operational missions and in the CIS, especially in Central Asia
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the general direction and supervision of the Deputy Head of the OSCE Centre in Bishkek and the immediate supervision of the Senior Human Dimension Officer and in consultation with Senior Field Representative the incumbent will cover southern part of Kyrgyzstan and be based in the Osh field office. As such he/she:

  1. Assesses and reports on human dimension's activities relating to the Mission's mandate; prepares background papers on human rights, legal and democratization issues to foster discussion among OSCE bodies on such issues, their causes and potential consequences;
  2. Assists and advises in the analysis of the human rights situation; monitors and reports on related cases in Kyrgyzstan;
  3. Provides strategic thinking on policy and programmatic needs for the OSCE Centre in Bishkek (CiB), ODIHR and other relevant units;
  4. Drafts (narrative and financial), develops, co-ordinates and implements projects and initiatives;
  5. As Programme Manager, exercises programmatic approval authority to engage budgeted resources for the implementation of the Human Dimension Programme;
  6. Formulates finance assistance requests and systematically reviews programme budget expenditure;
  7. Provides programme input for the Budget Outline, Unified Budget Proposal, Mid-Year-Review and personnel planning;
  8. Assists 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;
  9. Supervises the work of national staff;
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

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.


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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