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Human Dimension Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Mission to Moldova
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Rule of Law
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 law or significant work experience in criminal justice and/or law enforcement (the latter required for police corrections officer training)
  • Experience in the practice of law, e.g. judges, prosecutors, lawyers, etc.
  • Knowledge of courtroom proceedings and criminal law and procedure
  • Knowledge of international legal procedure standards and instruments
  • Demonstrable organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills
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:


  • Professional experience in the fields of human rights, democratization and rule of law
  • Experience in legal analysis and advocacy, preferably in international law, constitutional law and criminal law
  • Proven experience in project design and management
  • Professional fluency in the English language and the ability to draft documents clearly and concisely
  • Ability to establish and maintain confident relations with government officials, institutions and civil society
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to lead and work within a team with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds, gender and diverse political views
  • Flexibility and ability to work independently under pressure and within close deadlines
  • Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
  • Working knowledge of the Russian language


  • International field-work experience in human rights and reporting, preferably in Eastern European countries
  • Legal drafting experience
  • Experience in judicial reform and transitional justice
  • Experience with law enforcement or police work
  • Knowledge of the regional political situation and the legal system of the Mission area
  • Working knowledge of the Romanian language
Tasks and Responsibilities

Under the general direction and supervision of the Head of the OSCE Mission to Moldova and in close co-operation with the Deputy Head of Mission and the other Human Dimension Officer, the incumbent:

  1. Reviews existing and drafted Moldovan legislation for compliance with international and European human rights and rule of law standards;
  2. Provides advisory support to the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova's standing committees and governmental institutions on issues of human rights legal standards and principles, through written and verbal recommendations and opinions;
  3. Designs, implements and reports on projects and issues related to human rights, rule of law and democratization that fall within the Mission's mandate and programme objectives;
  4. In co-operation with the Human Rights/Democratization Programme Manager and the Mission leadership, develops Mission policy on human rights, rule of law and democratization issues;
  5. Establishes contacts and develops constructive relations with government officials and institutions, Parliament, as well as with civil society;
  6. Serves as a Mission legal adviser with respect to all matters pertaining to the Mission and its mandate;
  7. Liaises with political, civil and governing structures to ensure the implementation of programmes and projects promoting human rights and further democratization;
  8. Co-ordinates and liaises with other Mission members and international and national organizations in the human rights and rule of law fields;
  9. Supervises and manages one National Legal Officer;
  10. Performs other 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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