15 June 2021
- 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:
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:
First-level university degree in law, political science, international relations or human rights related field
Minimum 6 years of relevant professional experience
Mission Specific Requirements
Additionally, this particular post has specific requirements:
At least six years of relevant professional experience in the area of human rights work;
Comprehensive knowledge of European and international human rights law, criminal law and/or international humanitarian law, human rights principles and standards, OSCE Human Dimension commitments and a wide range of related concepts/issues, including protection of civilians, humanitarian action and gender mainstreaming;
Previous work experience in relevant fields such as human dimension, conflict resolution, human rights and rule of law, including monitoring, analysing and reporting on issues of human rights and fundamental freedoms;
Excellent drafting, analytical and communication skills, including the capacity to convey complex concepts, messages and recommendations in a clear and concise fashion for different audiences;
Experience in working with a wide range of stakeholders, particularly in the fields of human rights;
Ability to identify and analyse emerging human rights problems and propose solutions;
Professional fluency in the English language, both oral and written, and the ability to report clearly and concisely;
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, cultural sensitivity and judgement;
Demonstrated commitment to gender equality objectives as well as the ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
Flexibility and ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines and under minimum supervision;
Ability to operate Windows applications, including word processing and e-mail.
Experience in organizing capacity building activities/delivering training and briefings;
Working knowledge of the Russian and/or Ukrainian language(s).
Tasks and Responsibilities
If applicable, deployment is subject to attendance to and successful completion of pre-deployment training and assessment.
Applicants are hereby notified that the Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) is designated by the OSCE as a nonfamily duty station. This designation is based on the fluid and dynamic working environment in the SMM. 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 supervision of the Deputy Head of Human Dimension Unit and overall guidance of the Head of Human Dimension Unit, as Human Dimension Officer, you will be responsible for:
Collecting, researching, documenting and analyzing information pertaining to specific human rights issues;
Providing input and advice on human dimension issues as relevant to the Mission's work;
Preparing briefing notes, talking points, analytical documents, background information and contributing to reports on human dimension issues;
Participating in the development of operational guidance and data collection tools to support the appropriate implementation of human rights monitoring throughout the country;
Co-ordinating with other relevant Mission components, both at the Head Office and field Monitoring Teams level to ensure appropriate integration of human rights monitoring activities into planning and operational processes;
Providing guidance and assistance to the Monitoring Teams activities as requested;
Organizing and developing internal capacity building activities on human rights monitoring, particularly on assigned thematic priorities;
Contributing to the integration of gender mainstreaming into all human rights monitoring and reporting activities;
Keeping abreast of developments in the assigned thematic responsibilities;
Establishing and maintaining contacts with national authorities, international organizations, civil society and human rights organizations as well as other OSCE institutions and offices, particularly the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine, and others, 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. Please note that nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are not eligible to apply.
Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/ourcompetency-model.
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 well in advance of the deadline expiration to ensure timely processing of your application. Delayed nominations will not be considered. The OSCE can only process Secondment applications that have been nominated by participating States. For queries relating to your application, please refer to the respective delegation as listed here: https://www.osce.org/contacts/delegations.
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