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5 September 2017
- 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)
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:
Minimum six years international field work experience in human rights, including specific experience with anti-trafficking, gender or children’s issues;
Familiarity with international and regional human rights treaties, jurisprudence and best practices including those relating to human trafficking and gender issues;
Experience in project management, including the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects;
Strong analytical, problem solving, advocacy, diplomacy, and mediation/facilitation skills;
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a broad network of contacts with governmental agencies, NGOs and international partners to consolidate co-ordination and co-operation;
Professional fluency (reading, writing, speaking, listening) of the English language;
Working knowledge of Romanian and/or Russian;
Demonstrated ability and willingness to work both as a member of a team and to lead a small team of people from different cultural, religious, and linguistic backgrounds, different genders, and diverse political and social views, while maintaining impartiality and objectivity;
Cultural sensitivity and judgment;
Flexibility, adaptability, and ability to work under pressure;
Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail.
Knowledge of the regional political and social situation and the legal system of the Mission area;
Experience in participating in press and public events, including launches of activities in the media and press interviews.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Human Rights and Democratization Programme Manager, the Human Dimension Officer will be responsible for:
Implementing activities related to human rights, including preventing and combating trafficking in human beings, preventing and combating domestic violence, promoting gender equality and women’s rights, enhancing identification, protection, and assistance to victims and vulnerable persons;
Supporting the Mission’s senior and middle management to mainstream a gender perspective into all Mission’s programmes and activities. Promoting and reporting on the implementation of key OSCE human dimension commitments, including the OSCE Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings, the OSCE Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality and other related OSCE decisions;
Liaising with the Secretariat’s Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and Gender Section, and with relevant colleagues for promoting gender equality and combating trafficking in human beings and discrimination within the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), and other OSCE counterparts as required;
Monitoring the situation in the country vis-à-vis human rights issues including human trafficking, gender equality, and all forms of gender discrimination, with a view to offering advice and recommendations to the relevant actors within governmental institutions to enhance the promotion and protection of European and international human rights standards;
Building relationships with and representing the Mission on topics related to human rights including anti-trafficking and gender with relevant representatives of the Government, Parliament, other state agencies, regional and local authorities, embassies, international organizations, civil society, media, and donors;
Leading and facilitating technical and international co-ordination efforts of the anti-trafficking and gender actors in Moldova;
Supervising four local mission members;
Fulfilling all planning and reporting requirements for the Mission and the Secretariat, including budget preparation and documentation;
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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