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Human Dimension Officer

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Issued by
OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine
Vacancy number
VNSMUS00512
Vacancy type
International Seconded
Field of expertise
Human Rights
Functional level
Senior professional
Number of posts
1
Duty station
Kyiv
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:

Education:

Advanced degree in a relevant field

Experience:

Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience

 
 
 
 
Mission Specific Requirements

Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:

Mandatory:

  • University degree in law, political science, international relations or human rights related field
  • Previous work 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, including the capacity to convey complex concepts and recommendations in a clear and concise fashion for different audiences
  • Experience in 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
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines and under minimum supervision 
  • Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written, and the ability to report clearly and concisely
  • Excellent communication and drafting skills
  • Tact and diplomacy in dealing with senior officials, government representatives, non-governmental organizations as well as the local population
  • Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours and in an environment with limited infrastructure; proven resilience to high stress environment
  • 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

Desirable:

  • Experience in working in international organizations, operational missions or governments
  • Experience in organizing capacity building activities/delivering training and briefings
  • Working knowledge of the Russian and/or Ukrainian language(s)
 
 
 
 
Tasks and Responsibilities

The assignment of the selected candidates will be initially until 31 March 2018, subject to extension.

If applicable, deployment is subject to attendance to and successful completion of pre-deployment training and assessment.

Applicants are hereby notified that in light of the fluid and dynamic working environment in the duty station, taking into account recommendations by the International Civil Service Commission, this post is currently designated as a nonfamily duty station. The currently prevailing working conditions in the duty station may include working in a hazardous location with extended hours of service, and possibly curtailed freedom of movement. Successful candidates who are appointed to locations deemed by the OSCE as hazardous will receive hazard pay. In addition, all successful candidates will be required to participate in the OSCE accident and life insurance scheme in accordance with the OSCE Staff Regulations and Staff Rules.

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

  1. Collects, researches, documents and analyses information pertaining to assigned human dimension issues; 
  2. Provides input and advice on human dimension issues as relevant to the mission's work in the country; 
  3. Prepares briefing, talking points, analytical documents and contributes to the draft of various documents and reports; 
  4. Participates in the development of operational guidance and data collection tools to support the appropriate implementation of human rights monitoring throughout the country; 
  5. Co-ordinates with other relevant Mission components, both at the Head Quarter and field Monitoring Team level to ensure appropriate integration of human dimension monitoring activities into planning and operational processes; 
  6. Organizes and develops internal capacity building activities on human rights monitoring, particularly on assigned thematic priorities; 
  7. Contributes to the integration of gender mainstreaming into all monitoring and reporting activities;
  8. Keeps abreast of developments in the assigned thematic responsibilities; 
  9. 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;
  10. 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;
  11. 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; 
  12. Performs other related duties as required.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, please see http://www.osce.org/ukraine-smm

 
 
 
 

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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