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Human Dimension Officer


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Archived vacancy details

Issued by
OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
Vacancy number
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Human Rights
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
Duty station
Various locations
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:


  • Previous working experience in the field of human rights and rule of law, including monitoring, analysing and reporting on the relevant legislation and issues of human rights and fundamental freedoms
  • Excellent drafting, analytical and communication skills
  • Experience of liaising with representatives of governmental and non-governmental structures
  • Knowledge of international human rights standards and OSCE human dimension commitments, as well as mechanisms of implementation
  • Ability to identify and analyse emerging human rights problems and propose solutions
  • Solid experience in project management and development
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written, and the ability to report clearly and concisely
  • Working knowledge of the Russian and/Ukrainian language
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills
  • 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
  • Tact and diplomacy in dealing with senior officials, government representatives, non governmental organizations as well as the local population
  • Ability to operate windows applications, including word processing and e-mail
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and with limited time frames


  • Experience of working in international organizations, operational missions or governments
Tasks and Responsibilities

The assignment of the selected candidates will be initially until 31 March 2015, subject to extension.

Under the general direction of the Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine and the immediate supervision of the Head of Human Dimension, the incumbent performs the following duties:

  1. Monitors, analyses, advises and reports on the situation with human rights and fundamental freedoms, including but not limited in the area of elections, civil and political rights, minority rights, gender mainstreaming;
  2. Establishes and maintains contacts with and between national authorities, NGOs, universities and research institutions as well as with international organizations and other field operations on human rights-related issues;
  3. Assists to develop cross-dimensional human rights approach for the Mission to address human rights and fundamental freedom issues and conducts human rights mainstreaming into its activities;
  4. Provides assistance 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;
  5. Ensures co-ordination of activities with OSCE institutions, especially with the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), and external partners;
  6. Performs other related duties as required.

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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